Wings Over Haiti Takes Flight Again
WITH THE RANQUITTE SCHOOL PROJECT
This was once a school
...and it will be again, with your help.
Over 400 children in Ranquitte, Haiti, need a place to learn and play.
Together, we can
build it for them.
Thanks to the generosity of Magalie Theodore and her Haitian-American family, the deeds to a seven-acre plot in the farming village of Ranquitte has been bequeathed to Wings Over Haiti. This will be the site of the new Wings Over Haiti Flight School. In the surrounding fields we will build a soccer pitch and open a soccer
school for the community. Ranquitte’s own field of dreams!
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We've done it before. We'll do it again.
Following the devastating earthquake in 2010, Jonathan Nash Glynn founded Wings Over Haiti. Initially, it was little more than Jonathan -- a pilot with a small airplane – doing what jets laden with relief supplies could not: flying in and out of Haiti, especially to remote regions, delivering much-needed medical supplies, food and aid.
Jonathan partnered with a Haitian-American high school guidance counselor Shad St. Louis and middle school teacher Melissa McMullen to purchase land near Port Au Prince. Together they opened the first Wings Over Haiti School. Today, this vibrant facility has 102 students from Nursery through Sixth Grade and a faculty of 21.
It was precisely this experience of opening a fully sustainable school in Haiti that prompted Magalie Theodore, a leading humanitarian and a former partner and member of the Haiti Economic Development, to contact Jonathan and offer a gift. The Theodore family bequeathed a seven-acre lot in Ranquitte to Wings Over Haiti with the sole condition that the dilapidated school, which once stood in the middle of the land, would be re-built and filled once more with students.
Join us in our next adventure and help build “Wings Over Haiti Flight School.” And watch kids soar.
By Stephen J. Kotz
Jonathan Glynn, a Sag Harbor artist, was flying his Cessna single-engine plane to Florida on January 13, 2010, the day after a major earthquake devastated the impoverished country of Haiti. Mr. Glynn, who had visited Haiti when he was younger and who also had experience flying small planes to the Bahamas, began to think about ways he could help.
“It was a fantasy, really, something to think about as I flew to Miami,” he said on Sunday. That fantasy soon turned into a series of one-man relief missions over the next month, as Mr. Glynn shuttled medical supplies into the country after learning on his first visit that doctors were performing amputations with carpenter’s saws and no anesthesia. Returning home and forgetting about it was no longer an option, he said.
Within a year, Mr. Glynn and his partners had created the Wings Over Haiti foundation and raised $100,000 to build a school for 43 children in Croix-des-Bouquet, a small town outside Port-au-Prince. That school, which has added a grade each year, now serves about 140 children, and Mr. Glynn is launching a fundraising drive to raise $50,000 to do it all over again.
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Founding Partner of
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