Haiti Sings: La Musique de l’Espoir / Music of Hope / Música de Esperanza

A report on the ground in Haiti from Carlos Miranda Levy, a colleague, Reuters Digital Vision Fellow alum and friend.  Carlos starting doing what he does best – providing help, his intellect, resources and aid to the people of Haiti.

A group of volunteer at improvised field hospital in Fond Parisien, Haiti, found an old piano in an empty church on a short break from taking care of wounded survivors of the earthquake in Haiti and sing with hope from their honest hearts. This is the real Haiti, today. A country that sings with hope, together, even after the terrible earthquake. This is the face and heart of Haiti, today and always. Not the sensationalist, arranged pictures journalists get paid big money to fabricate.

Carlos is a social entrepreneur and Digital Vision Fellow at Stanford University, sponsored by Google and Reuters. Considered by CNN one of Latin America's 20 most influential people on the Internet. Founder of CIVILA.com, Educar.org and BibliotecasVirtuales.com.

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Haiti Doesn’t need Soldiers – It needs Us to Work With Their People

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A report on the ground in Haiti from Carlos Miranda Levy, a colleague, Reuters Digital Vision Fellow alum and friend.  Carlos starting doing what he does best – providing help, his intellect, resources and aid to the people of Haiti.

Haiti does not need soldiers. What Haiti needs from the world is a genuine desire to help and work hand in hand with its people.  As long as outside assistance continue to come with an attitude of arrogance and superiority, we will continue to  perpetuate an us versus them divide where we know better and the Haitian people are viewed as helpless and incapable of rebuilding their own country. Continue reading “Haiti Doesn’t need Soldiers – It needs Us to Work With Their People”

iPhones Needed for Gathering Patient Data in Haiti Field Hospital

Yesterday I posted Carlos Miranda’s story.  Here’s our latest communication plus a call for help.

So dear friend,
I’m getting the word out on your posting. Let me know how I can help.

Margarita

Carlos:

It is not me who needs help, it is the people. One way you can help later is trying to answer the question I posted and using your skills to come up with better solutions. There is plenty that has to with chain of commands and bureaucracy.

Continue reading “iPhones Needed for Gathering Patient Data in Haiti Field Hospital”