POE GOES INTERNATIONAL!
Poe goes to Haiti, to EBAC Orphanage in Cap Hatien. Over the summer, Poe Center Health Educator Pat Ely was part of a mission trip to Haiti where she taught effective hand washing and healthy dental habits with the aid of Dugan, the dog puppet and the Sneeze video. The students were residents of an orphanage that houses children who are left homeless due to parent’s death or inability to care for them. They are all taught English and other subjects in the school by a wonderful volunteer and paid staff. The orphanage is part of a larger complex, consisting of a clinic, new university and multiple churches, founded and administrated by Pastor Cebien Alexis, who is also a medical doctor. The orphanage is run by Kathy Gauker and Alice Wise, 2 women who have devoted over 30 years to these children.