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The Be Like Brit Blog

  • Mar 10, 2024
  • by Papi Len
  • 888 Views

Prayers for Haiti

Haiti is facing a devastating humanitarian crisis marked by escalating gang violence rising hunger and widespread displacement The United Nations warns that the situation is getting worse by the hour UN Spokesperson Stphane DujarricWe are grateful for your love and support over the past 14 years and are asking for your good thoughts and prayers ...

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  • Jan 05, 2024
  • by Papi Len
  • 724 Views

Brits Home A Journey of Love and Legacy

Eleven years ago a dream took root as a testament to the enduring love of our daughter and the unwavering dedication of a communityTwo years of construction fueled by the blistering Haitian sun and the unwavering spirit of 100 Haitian workers and volunteers from the US culminated at this moment From architects to builders from kindergarten frien...

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  • Dec 31, 2023
  • by Papi Len
  • 541 Views

Reflecting on A Year of Resilience and Hope at ...

As 2023 comes to an end we reflect on the incredible journey of the past year and even the past almost 14 years Its been a year filled with challenges triumphs and most importantly the unwavering spirit of the Haitian people and the children we serveHaiti a nation already grappling with poverty and political unrest faced further trials in 2023 G...

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  • Dec 29, 2023
  • by Papi Len
  • 512 Views

Spread the Cheer Reap the Rewards

Amidst the merrymaking of the holiday season dont forget the joy that comes from giving beyond ourselves Yearend giving isnt just about tax deductions and dogooder badges its about spreading the holiday spirit far and wide and yes even reaping some benefits for yourself1 Amplify the ImpactYour yearend contribution can be the difference between m...

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  • Mar 05, 2023
  • by Papi Len
  • 1962 Views

A Letter from Papi Len

Thirteen years ago building an Orphanage in Haiti was a conversation to honor Brits last wish Today we are humbled to be able to continue growing as we ask you to help support the Second Generation of Leaders in Haiti at Brits HomeLast fall we brought four little girls into Brits home so that Janila the first child in our second generation could...

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  • Feb 05, 2023
  • by Venitte
  • 1893 Views

Islande Experience

Hello my name is Miselin IslandeI will be 14 in February 25th Im in 8th grade and I go to school ISFAGGBiology and English are my favorite subjects at school My mother and Father were dying since I was little I have 3 sisters and 4 brothers one of them was die after my mom died I was living with the sister Rose Antoine She was the one who took c...

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  • Sep 04, 2022
  • by Papi Len
  • 3022 Views

A Labor of Love

It takes many hands to make light work as they say in Haiti This past week I have had many hands in helping me uncover 8 years of drainage and debris that has filled in on Brits Way and Rt 2 Both Box Culverts that go under Brits Way and Rt 2 are clogged with dirt and rock from up the mountain that has accumulated over the years Rain happens a...

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  • Jun 24, 2022
  • by Andreline
  • 3407 Views

My experience at Be Like Brit

Hello everyone My name is Andreline Baptiste and I live in Grand Goave I dont live with my family but I know my mom and my dad I have 2 sisters and 1 brother I left my family when I was 9 years old and my brother was my best friend I always do everything together Im crying but now I see it is the best thing my mom do for me Now I am 18 years an...

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  • Jun 17, 2022
  • by Papi Len
  • 3792 Views

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day weekend to all of those that support us and love us at Be LIke BritI was blessed with a dad who was such a hard worker He worked two jobs my entire life and he showed me so many things in regards to work ethic integrity honesty and commitment to his wife and eight children As a dad to Brit Bernie and Richie he taught me about c...

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  • Mar 25, 2022
  • by Charlie Dubois
  • 4015 Views

The Gift of Haiti by Charlie Dubois

Haiti has been such a gift as it has filled me with compassion and love for the children at Brits Home as well as the staff that cares for and nurtures them every day My heart has grown enough to be able to leave a piece of it behind whenever it is time to goThis past February I had the opportunity to return after two long years Flying in this...

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  • Feb 12, 2022
  • by papi len
  • 4679 Views

Back to Haiti in 2022

Haiti in 2022 is extremely dangerous with a Level 4 No Travel Restriction from the State Department At the end of January Manmi Love Warehouse ManagerVolunteer Charlie my son Bernie and I went to Haiti to Brits Home I wont get into detail how we got there but I will say it was dangerous weird and rewarding all at the same time Ive made hundreds ...

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  • Sep 23, 2021
  • by diana handwerker
  • 5983 Views

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 Papi Len
  • 5830 Views

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
  • 5915 Views

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
  • 8110 Views

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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