Ann Prepare Lavni, INC.

Let us prepare the future: Creating a strong, healthy and independent Hatian nation, one student at a time!

Our Founder's Birthday!

We want to express our appreciation and warm wishes to a very wonderful founder. Help us wish her a Happy Birthday this month of November! We love you, Carolina!

Student Graduation

Teaching English and Spanish is what started our work in Haiti. Earlier this month (October 2015) we were proud to see 20 amazing students graduate from the APL English Immersion Program! Help us congratulate these dedicated individuals and our very own English teacher, Cenat Delince, for their great work through the years! Keep it up, APL!

Generous U Submission

APL's submission for the Generous U competition of The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy.

May Highlight of the Month

May: Congratulations APL community on our first presidential award. Thank you for your dedication to community service, for believing in our mission and vision, for giving the gift of education to hundreds of students in Haiti. Keep up the wonderful work you all are doing to create a stronger Haitian nation, one student at the time.

We got 1000 likes on Facebook!

Highlight of the Month: February

February: Rachel Bernard visited Anse-a-Pitres in the fall of 2014 with APL. Here's what she had to say, "My trip with APL to Haiti was an amazing, eye-opening experience! Although this was not my first time in Haiti, each visit to Haiti is a unique learning opportunity. I was able to meet with APL partners and a couple of teachers. Rafael gave me a tour of the town of Anse-a-Pitres, Banane and surrounding villages in the southeastern region. I visited a state hospital, the library project, a public high school, and several elementary schools. When we stopped at the schools, it was wonderful to meet with school administrators and students alike to get their perspectives. It is awe-inspiring how APL, a youth-led organization, is empowering other young people and working to improve education for all in these southeastern communities of Haiti. Keep up the great work APL!"

More 2015 News

You didn't think we'd start a whole new class without leaving someone to keep teaching the students, right? Good! APL is proud to welcome English teachers Willy and Josue. Carolina was able to train them and provide lesson plans for our new students. We are grateful they are volunteering their time and efforts to help Haiti!

Happy New Year!

First bit of news from the end of 2014: Introducing APL's new English class in Banane, Haiti. The children in this small town are eager to learn and we are eager to teach them! With your help and donations, we will continue to expand our lessons through Haiti, reaching the bright minds that will better the country. More news later this week.

Highlight of the Month: December

Unfortunately, many Haitians grow up without important documentation. This fall, APL was able to help a number of families obtain birth certificates, not only for the children, but for the parents as well. Now, these families can live with one less concern and be able to take care of very important issues that they weren't able to address before. Just as they have received such wonderful presents, we hope you and your loved ones share heart warming gifts with each other these holidays. Thank you for making all the progress in Haiti possible through your donations and selfless disposition. Happy Holidays, APL family!

Highlight of the Month: September

This summer, two very important members of the APL team took a big step in their lives and got married. We want to congratulate Jesus & Jerline, and Jennifer & Brandon! We wish you both couples many blessings, happiness and love!

Highlight of the Month: August

For our first highlight ever, meet Albalo: the #1 honor student from our classes in Anse-a-Pitres. He always shows up to class with his materials, pays attention, asks questions, and even translates for the teachers. He excels in every subject and his cheerful attitude puts a smile on everyone's face. It is because of students like Albalo that APL is happy to work so hard. In the picture below, teacher Lidia is awarding him with the top prize of the intense course of summer 2014. 

Thank you, APL community, for shaping a bright future for our students and the nation of Haiti!

4th trip to Haiti Photos

From June to July 2014, the APL team in Anse-a-Pitres consisted of Carolina, Rafael, Lidia, Maureen, Jonathan, Ricardo and Delince. 

Library: Phase I

Our hard work is paying off! Your passion for education and donations are making the dream of the first library in Anse-a-Pitres a reality. Thank you APL community!!!!

Last day of Summer Classes 2014

Today, July 8th, teachers Lidia and Maureen wrapped up this summer's classes with a party for our students in Anse-à-Pitres. More pictures to come!

4th Trip to Anse-à-Pitres

Northwestern University students fundraise for Haiti

Patricia Boone, APL member, and the Black Law Students Association of Northwestern University School of Law have been hard at work this year fundraising for the community of Anse-à-Pitres, Haiti. They have just informed us of the amount: $500!


APL wants to recognize their hard work and honor their commitment to the education of Haitian students. We thank you and the town will greatly appreciate your donation!


To learn more about Black Law Students Association visit their site by clicking below:

SNR Soroptimist Conference

President and Co-Founder were part of the Sierra Nevada Region (SNR) Soroptimist conference on Sunday, April 27th, 2014. After recieving an award, Carolina gave a short speech of gratitude and informed the audience about APL's work in Haiti. We are very thankful to SNR Soroptimist for this honor and opportunity to further education in Anse-a-Pitres, Haiti.

Project Rive

APL partners with Project Rive, founded by Sora Edwards-Thro, an organization which puts the tools Haitian kids need to learn within their reach. They are accomplishing this through technology, by providing XO laptops to students in the town of Anse-a-Pitres. 


Project Rive is making great progress, and we want to share the news! Sora shared a bit of it with us, "We were able to raise money for the solar system and we got it set up in Ansapit. Thank you again for APL's contribution and support. With this new system we can charge all 10 laptops at once, and we can store power in the battery for rainy days. We also installed a light so we can have classes at night."


For more information on Project Rive, visit their website by clicking on the button below. 

Students For Haiti

APL is now working with Students For Haiti. For more information, visit their website and click on the button below:

TED Talk

President Carolina gave a TED Talk at UC Davis on February 7th, 2014 about multilingual education in Haiti. Link to the entire speech coming soon!

A Computer Lab in Anse-a-Pitres!

There are good news for the students of Anse-a-Pitres: there's a brand new computer lab! APL is very excited for the community as the academic opportunities grow. To read the full article on the new lab, click below:

Behind the scenes: One UC Davis

One World, One UC Davis

President Carolina Tavárez was part of the cast of the UC Davis "One World" commercial due to her academic excellence and work in Haiti. Watch the video below!


Happy Holidays 2013

 

International Day for the 
Eradication of Poverty

President and member of APL represented Haiti at the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty event taking place at UC Davis on October 17, 2014. The campus and community were informed on how to help different countries of the world.

Wall of Donors

We are very grateful to all our donors. That is why we plan to have a wall in their honor at the entrance of the library, once it is built. If you'd like to donate and have your name scripted on the wall, or would like more information, email us at [email protected] 


To see the list of donors up to this day, click below:

New UC Davis Article

UC Davis has published a new article about APL and the great work Carolina is doing in Anse-a-Pitres. Our story is on their website front page! Click on the link below to read all about it:

http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=10709

3rd Trip Photos

Pictures from the 3rd trip Anse-a-Pitres, Haiti are up. Take a look at them! 

Carolina, Anna, Rafael and Jesus are working with our students of Anse-a-Pitres.


Don't miss out!


Community Service Award

APL started as an idea, and now it's a fully developed organization thanks to God and Carolina's vision. On Thursday, May 9, 2013, Carolina received the Community Service Outstanding Award in Davis. The award was categorized outstanding (highest level) due to over 6000 hours of community service both in the Sacramento area and Haiti. We are very proud of how far APL has come along. Congratulations to our beautiful president! 

Car Wash fundraiser

APL is preparing for their next trip to Haiti, which will be taking place in July 2013. Help us fundraise for the library by bringing your car to the car wash and spreding the word. We hope to see you there!

Haiti/Kenya Book Project

The team organizing books donated by Davis Sunset Rotary Club. These books will be shipped to the new library in Anse-a-Pitres in Haiti and also to different schools of Kenya.

Documentary Film

The APL tech team has been working hard on putting together the clips from the 2nd trip to create a documentary. The film, "Nuestro 2nd Vwayaj" will be ready this summer (2013). Trailer coming soon!

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2nd Trip photos

The images from APL's second trip to Haiti are up. Visit out facebook page, browse through them and see part of our journey! 

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House of Glory Church is hosting "APL Movie Night" on Friday night, February 22, 2013. Come out and watch Baseball in the Time of Cholera, a movie originated in Haiti. Just bring some new school supplies as a donation and entry fee. You'll have a wonderful time and help the students in Haiti out at the same time. Don't forget to invite your friends!

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A big "THANK YOU" to all our donors

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First interview of the year

Talanta Radio Show has joined the APL cause. On Thursday, January 10th, 2013, Dorothy Machira (main host) interviewed president Carolina over the phone. The radio show takes place internationally, from California to Kenya, and is heard all over the world through the internet. Listen to the whole interview "Dad, I'm off to Haiti" by clicking below:


http://www.blogtalkradio.com/talanta/2013/01/11/dad-im-off-to-haiti

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Off to Haiti, once again!

President Carolina and sister Lidia are off to Haiti! In this second trip, they will meet up with Leidy Amarante and Rafael Perez-Yan to work with the students over the month of December 2012. Taking with them the donations collected over the last 6 months, the APL team plans on holding English/Spanish lessons for the course of two weeks in the Anse-a-Pitres. Keep the Tavárez sisters in your prayers as they travel for a day and a half from California to Dominican Republic.

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Beautiful earrings for Haiti

Sisters Nidia Trejo and Helen Trejo are showing their support for Haitian education by doing what they know best and working in their expertise field: design.

The Trejo sisters will donate all proceeds towards the building of the first library in Anse-a-Pitres.
These beautiful hand-made earrings are selling for $15-$20 a pair on Etsy.com. Get yours today!

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New video

The students in Anse-a-Pitres have sent us a message. In this short video, they express their gratitude towards Carolina and the Davis/Sacramento community for all their help, and tell us how much they need a library. Watch "Bibliotek Santral Ansapit: The need of a library" by clicking on the video tab or visiting our YouTube channel.


http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsOko1G6xv-LQYLIP_t_rtw

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An Evening for Haiti

Our first event was a success!

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Interview with Univision 19

Univision 19 has proven a great resource for APL. The local news channel has once again invited the team to an interview on October 30th, to keep the community up to date on our progress. This time, president Carolina Tavárez went along with her sister, Lidia Tavárez (media & publicity administrator). They spoke about the current plans for the library in Haiti and invited everyone to attend the first event, "An Evening for Haiti", which will be taking place in Davis, November 3rd.

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We are hosting our first event of the year. "An Evening for Haiti" will take place at the International House Davis at the beginning of November. Join us to fund-raise for the library and enjoy Haitian food, performances and Haitian keynote speaker. For more information, visit:


http://www.internationalhousedavis.org/ai1ec_event/an-evening-for-haiti/?instance_id

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Sac State writes about APL

First APL article in 'The State Hornet' by Leticia Lopez (CSU Sacramento). To read full version, click here:
http://www.statehornet.com/campus/student-program-aims-to-help-poverty-stricken-haitian-kids/article_c1b4ca14-1d77-11e2-9a7d-001a4bcf6878.html

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Hope for Florence

Our dear friend Florence Anucha wants to accomplish her dream of becoming a medical doctor (M.D.). Read her story by clicking on the link below and help us support her dream! 

http://www.giveforward.com/hopeforflorence

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Bibliotek Santral Ansapit

The blueprints for the library project are ready. Now we need your support and donations to make this dream become a reality for the students and community of Anse-a-Pitres! 

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2nd Interview by Univision 19, Sacramento, CA

The local news channel of Sacramento, CA, Univision 19, has followed up on our journey in improving Haiti. President Carolina Tavárez spoke about the new academic year and APL's plans to fund raise for the organization, including the library project.

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Library Innitiative 

Every child should have the opporunity of learning and exploring new things. What better way to do that than reading? APL is proud to be working on offering the town of  Anse-á-Pitres its very first library. With your help, we can make this project a reality for the students and community members. Click on the donations tab to learn more about how you can help!

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First Trip to Haiti, July 2012

Founder and president Carolina Tavárez made the first trip to Haiti in July of 2012. She spent a couple of weeks in Anse-á-Pitres and met students from two different schools: Communautaire du Bon SamaritainAdventist Lysius Salomon. Carolina was able to distribute toys, school materials and higenic products to over 200 students. The children portrayed as eager learners and were very greatful for the English and Spanish lessons. They are waiting for the next visit this coming December 2012, on which more members of the APL team are hoping to go. For more pictures of Carolina's trip, visit the "First trip to Haiti" album under the Photo Gallery tab.

A word from Carolina: I'm so grateful to God, our donors and APL staff for all their support on this first trip to Haiti. We were able to assist over 200 students! I don't know how it happened, but the supplies multiplied like the fish and bread in the bible parable of John 6. Without your support, none of this would have been possible. As my students in Anse-à-Pitres would say, "Mesi anpil: Thank you so much"

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Haitian Girl Walks 16 Kilometers To Go To School

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President, Vice President and Treasurer visit local news channel, Univision 19, in Sacramento, CA

Members of Ann Prepare Lavni are getting the word out to the community. On Tuesday, May 8th, 2012, president Carolina Tavárez, vice president Monserrat Garcia, and treasurer Jennifer Vergara were interviewed in the morning show "A Primera Hora" of Univision 19 by reporter Maribel López. 


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Article Published in the UCD Newspaper

The UC Davis campus paper, The California Aggie, published an article about Ann Prepare Lavni written by Andrew Poh. To read it, click on the link below:

http://www.theaggie.org/2012/05/08/project-aims-to-improve-the-foreign-language-program-in-haiti-schools/

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Donation Boxes

Look for these boxes with the name of the organization in UC Davis and drop off donations.


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