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lundi 20 juin 2011

Haiti - Pedophil - Geilenfeld : TWO TRIPS TO HAITI CANCELLED DUE TO INVESTIGATION OF CHILD SEX ABUSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST ORPHANAGE DIRECTOR


TWO TRIPS TO HAITI CANCELLED DUE TO INVESTIGATION OF

CHILD SEX ABUSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST ORPHANAGE DIRECTOR

Dominique Callimanopulos
, founder and President of Elevate Destinations in Boston, has cancelled
two upcoming trips to Michael Geilenfeld's orphanages in Haiti until such time as an investigation of child sex abuse allegations against Geilenfeld has been concluded.


CANCELLED

Elevate Haiti: Port-au-Prince Boy's Home Rebuild Book now!
Dates:
August 1422, 2011;
and November 2028, 2011.
Cost: $800 for basic package, $2000 for upgraded package
Each traveller will also be asked to raise an additional $500 from family and friends that will be directly donated to Hearts With Haiti the organization we are supporting in Haiti. Elevate Destinations will provide you with the tools to make fundraising easy.
The January 12, 2010 Earthquake shook the already frail country of Haiti mercilessly. Over 200,000 deaths resulted as well as the displacement and destruction of thousands of families and lives.Months later, human resilience prevails as Haitians move to pick up the pieces, making a new life out of less than the little most people once had. The emergency stage is over, and now the long-term rebuilding begins. The future of Haitians, like for all of us, lies in their children. Ensuring they have the resources for education is one of the critical tenants of long-term rebuilding.
This journey takes you to Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti and the center of Haiti's urban activity. A gritty, very poor city to begin with, Port-au-Prince was severely damaged by the January 12th quake with over 230,000 estimated dead and almost a million people believed to be displaced.
St. Joseph's Home For Boys was devastated by the earthquake. Currently the boys are occupying a house next door to the ruin that was once their home. During your 9 days in Port-au-Prince, you will begin to rebuild the home that will meet the needs of the countless children that will be served by this home today and in the future.
Stand by Haitians as they start anew. This journey is for those of you who are moved into solidarity and action by the events of January 12.
"To do something, however small, to make others happier and better, is the highest ambition, the most elevating hope, which can inspire a human being"
- John Lubbock – British Biologist


CANCELLED

Elevate Haiti: Jacmel Community School Volunteer Build-outBook now
Dates:
August 1428, 2011;
and November 20December 4, 2011.
Cost: $800 for basic package, $2000 for upgraded package
Each traveller will also be asked to raise an additional
$500 from family and friends that will be directly donated
to Hearts With Haiti the organization we are supporting in Haiti.
Elevate Destinations will provide you with the tools to make fundraising easy.
The January 12, 2010 Earthquake shook the already frail country of Haiti mercilessly. Over 200,000 deaths resulted as well as the displacement and destruction of thousands of families and lives.Months later, human resilience prevails as Haitians move to pick up the pieces, making a new life out of less than the little most people once had. The emergency stage is over, and now the long-term rebuilding begins. The future of Haitians, like for all of us, lies in their children. Ensuring they have the resources for education is one of the critical tenants of long-term rebuilding.
This journey takes you to Jacmel, Haiti, a beautiful port town known for a vibrant art scene and elegant townhouses dating to the 19th century. Jacmel experienced significant damage during the January 12th earthquake. Approximately 70% of buildings were damaged, with the most severe damage in the poorer neighborhoods of Jacmel. Though St. Joseph Family's Trinity House did not sustain significant damage, all development and construction ceased in order to deal with the emergency. Trinity House was in mid-construction of classrooms and a computer room for their free community school when the earthquake hit. During your 14 days in Jacmel, you will make this computer lab and classroom a reality.
Stand by Haitians as they start anew. This journey is for those of you who are moved into solidarity and action by the events of January 12.
"To do something, however small, to make others happier and better, is the highest ambition, the most elevating hope, which can inspire a human being"
- John Lubbock – British Biologist


Elevate Destinations
4 Clement Circle
Cambridge, MA 02138
USA
+1 617-661-0203

Elevate Destinations: Make Travel Matter.
Elevate Destinations is a designer of Responsive Travel: travel that makes a difference to the countries we visit.
We custom design extraordinary individual, group and family trips, giving a percentage of profits to the protection of natural resources and community development in destination countries.
Visits to community projects as well as short-term service and volunteer opportunities are available to all interested travelers.
We also create donor trips for non-profit organizations to highlight their successful overseas work.
Whenever possible, we select eco-luxury accommodations for our travelers: green options that do not compromise on aesthetics, amenities, service or security.
We invite you to take a journey of a lifetime that also makes a lifetime of difference to others.
Learn more about our team by selecting any photo on the left.

Dominique Callimanopulos
Founder and President, Elevate Destinations
Dominique Callimanopulos, Founder of Elevate Destinations, is a lifetime world traveler committed to combining singular journeys with social good.
Dominique grew up witnessing the disparity between tourists and local conditions they visit and created Elevate Destinations to provide unique and enchanted travel for clients, while caring for local people, wildlife and natural resources.
Dominique studied the impact of tourism on social change in the Seychelle Islands for her Anthropology thesis at Wesleyan University and continued to explore global social and human conditions through 25 years of work with social change organizations in the fields of human rights, international development, environmental protection and psychology before founding Elevate Destinations in 2005.

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