This is Roobens…the youngest of the Ulysse brothers. The Ulysse’s are co-founders and instructors at La Reference High School and our CATS Arts and Technical School in Ganthier, Haiti. Roobens graduated high school this past year, where he also studied tuba and was part of the CATS house band. He was just awarded his Visa…Read More
CATS Music School Has New Building!
Shine On Haiti paid a visit the new CATS Music School home, at La Reference School’s new building in Ganthier. The new school has been totally funded by the non profit “ KONEKTE Princeton Haiti”. The architect (studiophh.com) and structural engineers ( Eckersley O’Callaghan) who designed the amazing building worked pro bono for many months.…Read More
WOW! Giant THANK YOU to The FJH Music Company for providing all these Method Books (and more!) for our CATS Music Programs in Haiti! Guitar, Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Piano, Percussion and Theory!! What a blessing. And a big hearted thanks to all of you who have donated funds and instruments. We would NOT be…Read More
Instruments in Action!
This makes my heart smile. A student learning guitar at the CATS Music School in Haiti. We are gathering more instruments to take on our next trip, April 3rd (less than two weeks!) If you can contribute in any way, please let us know! All types of instruments are welcome. If you don’t have an…Read More
Loads of Instruments, T-shirts and Toothbrushes!!
We are humbled by the number of instruments that have been donated and are still coming in. In addition, we were able to secure 600 beginner flutes for the Haiti Free School Project and 1500 toothbrushes!! We are also taking t-shirts for the CATS music, arts and technical school. We are still trying to raise…Read More
145+ Students Enrolled in Haiti Community Arts & Technical School
So some problems are good. We already have over 145 students enrolled in our CATS music program in Ganthier, Haiti!!! Wow! The team there has done such an amazing job advertising and promoting to the community. And La Reference School’s band program is continually growing. What’s the problem with that? We need more instruments! We…Read More
Community Arts & Technical School (CATS) underway!
A big-hearted THANKS to all of you who have helped provide these students with instruments and supplies! We are going to fill their stage and community with music and love, so please keep spreading the word! We now have plans underway to start our new Community Arts & Technical School (CATS) in Ganthier, Haiti, where…Read More
Help in Haiti: Playgrounds, homes and musical instruments!
I stood crying in my kitchen earlier. I had a skillet chock full of spinach, broccoli, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes and fresh organic eggs. I was looking out the window at the tall green grass and purple irises, while I sipped on some cool filtered water and probiotic juice. I walked over and petted Hank, my…Read More
First Trip to Haiti with Champs Medical Team
I just returned from an amazing experience in one of the twenty poorest countries in the world, Haiti. I have been to poor areas, poor cities, even poor states, but never an entire country of extreme living conditions most of us would consider incredibly inadequate. Trash and rubble amass the streets and sidewalks, much of…Read More