The Be Like Brit Blog

  • Sep 23, 2021
  • by diana handwerker

A Focus on Teachers Update from Brits Academy

Brits Academy is off to a great start our third year in operation for grades one11 but no third graders this year We have some new teachers for the secondary grades our faithful teachers for the primary grades and several new students from the community all staff members childrenOur Program Director Myster Way reports that all of the childrentee...

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  • Sep 09, 2021
  • by diana rosayn

Ready or Not Here We Come

Yes it is hard to believe but another miracle has taken place at Brits Academy in Brits Home Despite severe political unrest and violence a pandemic tropical storms and a 72 earthquake we opened our door to the third year of Brits Academy on September 6 It has been such a successful weekAndtheres more Our classrooms are now all housed in Brits...

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  • Sep 03, 2021
  • by diana rosayn

A Summer Like Never Before Summer 2021 Recap wi...

It has become a tradition every year for Brits Home to organize summer camps to allow our children to thrive around different educational sports fun and discovery activities Indeed it is always with great impatience that our children wait for the arrival of the camp after each school year There is always a new strategy to teach the children whil...

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  • Aug 21, 2020
  • by Dr. Debbie Pallatto-Fontaine

Chronicle of a School Year

Brits Academy 1st Anniversary A Story of MiraclesThe Be Like Brit Program Committee has been meeting faithfully every Wednesday morning over the last nine years beginning in Fr John Maddens office then moving on to the dining room in the home of Cherylann and Len in Holden and ending up at the new OC in Worcester Nowadays we hold Zoom meetings...

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  • Mar 05, 2020
  • by danielle cutillo

Medical Trip to Grand Gove

February 20 2020 was a longawaited departure date after having previous trips to Haiti cancelled last year due to civil unrest For Sheryl and I was our 6th trip to BLB and this time we brought along a graduate nursing student Katie Englund who is finishing her masters in nursing specializing in family practice Our goals for the 5day trip were to...

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  • Feb 29, 2020
  • by danielle cutillo

Joining the Family by Rick

I am thrilled to have joined the Be Like Brit family in my role as Director of Development I first learned about Be Like Brit when I began coaching their Boston Marathon team 3 years ago I have been a running coach for 24 years mostly coaching runners for the Boston Marathon I became a coach for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society after promising m...

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  • Jan 30, 2020
  • by danielle cutillo

Katie McIsaac Blog

For those who dont know me I want to begin by giving a brief introductionso hi My name is Katie and I am currently the Controller for Be Like Brit working out of the office in Worcester Massachusetts I have been lucky enough to travel to Brits Home five times my first trip being in April of 2015 What an incredible journey it has been to be a wit...

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  • Dec 30, 2019
  • by danielle cutillo

Introducing Diane

My life changed completely when I moved to Haiti three years ago to embark a new chapter of my life that brought about a new working career and opportunity My name is Diane Gaillard and I am the most recent hire at the Be Like Brit Home Prior to working here I was living and working in a town by the name of Jacmel where I was hired as the InCou...

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  • Dec 15, 2019
  • by danielle cutillo

Christmas Joy The Opening of Brits Academy

After many many months of planning curriculum development and teacher training we rang the bell signaling the official opening of Brits Academy on September 2 2019 Children in grades twosix were ready with new school bags and uniforms as Danielle took class pictures after the opening ceremony Papi Len designed new classroom space and updated e...

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  • Nov 17, 2019
  • by danielle cutillo

Renee in Haiti

When I first learned that I would be going to Haiti I had many emotions I was super excited and apprehensive not knowing what to expect I was going with a great group of women and my mom which I knew would be extra special I had been working with Be Like Brit for years for lots of events through my bakery and have also sponsored two children in ...

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  • Oct 10, 2019
  • by danielle cutillo

What Is Your Why

If you have come to help me you are wasting your time But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine then let us work together I knowit isnt a feel good statement and I have to admit that Ive struggled with the meaning of this Lilla Watson quote from the very first time I heard it But the words have echoed in my mind every ti...

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  • Sep 27, 2019
  • by danielle cutillo

Welcome Back

Hi there If youve clicked on this post you probably already know our exciting newsThe BLB blog is back And better than everIf youre new here welcome If you are one of our loyal blog readers weve missed you My name is Danielle I am the Media Coordinator at Be Like Brit also known as the girl behind the camera who is always in Haiti I became a l...

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  • Nov 25, 2018
  • by danielle cutillo


Happy Thanksgiving Weekend EveryoneI hope you had a great holiday with loved ones I love this time of year because it is a perfect time to reflect This year I know all of us at Be Like Brit have a lot to be thankful forThank You to our child sponsors Because of you our children can attend school eat 3 meals a day have access to medical care and...

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  • Nov 11, 2018
  • by danielle cutillo

Life in Haiti by Sr Kathleen

It was a desire and a sense of being called to go where the needs are the greatest which brought me to Haiti the first time I remember the provincial leader of my then religious congregation at that time saying after a series of conversations If you really want to go where the needs are the greatest maybe you should go to Haiti That was early ...

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  • Oct 21, 2018
  • by danielle cutillo

Clinics in Haiti by our Regis College Medical Team

October 10 2018 at 400 in the morning we met at Logan airport to begin our journey to Haiti For Sheryl and I this is our 4th trip to BLB and this time we felt it important to bring Susan Sawyer who is a pediatric nurse practitioner We also brought along a graduate nursing student Kim Campbell who is specializing in adult geriatric advanced pract...

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