Here is another picture of excellence in Haiti. Guy Etienne who is a teacher at the College Catts Pressoir of Port-au-Prince, has been selected one of 10 finalists for the award for the best teacher in the world in 2015
Varkey Gems Foundation, a global education foundation, is set to award a $1 million prize to the best teacher in the world. Haitian teacher Guy Etienne is one of 10 finalists in the 2015 competition.
Etienne will be judged by a 67-member jury on three major criteria: how he inspires the minds of his students; how he makes contributions within his community, and how he motivates students to pursue teaching as a profession.
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Here is a picture of Miami-Dade County Court Judge Fred Seraphin.
Fred Seraphin's Roots Deep in the Miami-Dade Community
Fred Seraphin, selected by Governor Bush, became county court judge in Miami-Dade in 2001, the first Haitian honored. After earning his law degree he worked as assistant public defender in Miami-Dade for a decade, interspersed with a stint in private practice.
Seraphin is a community builder: co-chairman at Haitian Families Neighborhood Resource Center. He also mentors in the Big Brother, Big Sisters program.
In 2001, the Haitian Lawyers Association bestowed its Humanitarian Award on him.
Here is a Picture of Yanick Lahens as she was awarded France's prestigious Femina Prize. She received the prize for her book " Bain de lune"
Yenick Lahens Yanick Lahens was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on December 22, 1953. She completed her studies at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, then returned to Haiti to teach at Ecole Normale Superieure.
Yanick Lahens is a co-founder of the Association of Haitian writers and the "Culture and Creativity". She wrote several books including Exile, Tante Résia et les Dieux, Dans la maison du père, La Petite Corruption, La folie était venue avec la pluie, La Couleur de l'aube , Failles, Guillaume et Nathalie and Bain de lune
Yanick Lahens Awarded France's Prestigious Femina Prize
On Monday 3, 2014, an all-woman Jury awarded "France's Prestigious Femina Prize (Prix Femina)" to the Haitian writer Yanick Lahens. The authoress Lahens (born 22 December 1953) has received the award for her book titled "Bain de lune" (Bath Moon). It is a family epic that opens up on a stormy sea beach with a fisherman who discovers a girl that seems to have escaped great violence. The story traces the paths of voodoo magic to understand how and why she ended up on the sea beach. The Prix Femina is a French literary award that was created in 1904 by 22 writers from the "La Vie heureuse" (or The Happy Life, now it is known as Femina); it is decided and announced on the first Wednesday of November each year, exclusively by female jury, although the authors awarded are not gender restricted. Yanick Lahens completed her studies in France. She was a teacher, journalist, social activist (Action for Change or CPA), served in the cabinet of the Minister of Culture and now a member of the International Council of Francophone studies.