127 attended the Youth Retreat held from February 28 to March 5, 2014 at a new school complex in the southern Haitian city of Les Cayes.  Most of the participants were from Miragoane and many had never been to a youth retreat before.  A small group from the city of Jacmel also attended.

school complex where retreat was held
school complex where retreat was held
soccer anywhere!
soccer anywhere!
hangin' out
hangin’ out

In addition to hanging out together, like teens everywhere like to do, the youth enjoyed sports (soccer, skipping rope, basketball), cultural games, and dancing.  They also had the opportunity to go on a walking tour of central Les Cayes, visit the beach one afternoon, and tour a new hospital which should be opening in a few months.  The evening program included an intellectual knowledge competition, a singing competition, and church services – loud cheers accompanied both the intellectual knowledge and singing competitions!

 

 

A hard working team of 9 volunteers prepared the hearty and delicious meals served during the retreat. This event was such a success due to these volunteers and could not have happened without the generous donations we received.  Many, many thanks to our supporters!

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skipping rope
skipping rope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a few of the cooks
a few of the cooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

serving lunch
serving lunch

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