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Seventeen years ago, Dolores En Couleur, a not-for-profit theatre company based in New York under the direction of Dolores Murat as artistic director, launched a cultural campaign in the province of Petit Goave in Haiti. Along with the Cultural campaign is the festival’s AIDS awareness day project which have been overly successful with a great thank you to Pharmacist Jean Marie Joseph who had donated most of the festival’s medical supplies and condoms the first year and the year after,

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Seventeen years ago, Dolores En Couleur, a not-for-profit theatre company based in New York under the direction of Dolores Murat as artistic director, launched a cultural campaign in the province of Petit Goave in Haiti. Along with the Cultural campaign is the festival’s AIDS awareness day project which have been overly successful with a great thank you to Pharmacist Jean Marie Joseph who had donated most of the festival’s medical supplies and condoms the first year and the year after, we have to thank Dr. Wesner Moise who greatly helped with medications for our elderlies. Due to their generosities, our volunteer physicians saw over four hundred patients over the course of a two day period. Some of the patients were found in very serious health danger and thus were sent straight to their local hospital where they were admitted soon after.

We also gave away thousands of condoms and filled over a hundred of prescriptions for free. This year, we expect to triple that amount while we celebrate D.E.C’s TENTH (10) (1993-2003) YEAR ANNIVESARY and Haiti’s TWO HUNDREDTH (200) YEAR (1804-2004) INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION.

Our Festival was meant to celebrate our culture and to showcase our arts, crafts and local talents within the town of Petit Goave. We have been successful in the displays of our clothes, foods, handmade arts and crafts, traditional games, paintings, jewelries, dance, theater, folklorique songs interpreted by the town’s children. Song such as “balance yaya, yaya o, yaya belfanm” and more was made possible with the help of the general director of the minister of cultural affair of Haiti, M. Gaspard.

We feel there is much more we can do with your participation. For the past three years, we have served as an outlet for many non-governmental agencies. They have south for our help in many different ways and we have been struggling very hard to meet their demand. OFAD, an organization designed specifically to help young women become independent. They have created a trade school to teach them how to: read, write, sales, sew and cook. Upon graduated, many of these young women have gone into business for themselves. In addition, for several years, we have been donated school supplies to elementary school children whom their parents desperately needs help. As it is known, Petit Goave is one of the first States that is always ready to take the street when Haiti is in turmoil. We try to organized, many different events for young men and women who would be otherwise hanging in street corners waiting for actions. Example, a soccer tournament for the month of December, is one of our many ways of keep the youth off the street and unto something constructive.

This year, we envision an other component in our three-day festival. WE HOPE TO DONATE A TOY TO EVERY CHILD FOR CHRISMAS. The majority of children in Haiti are not aware of the existence of Santa Clause; this year, we are determined to change that. We know that we can’t do it alone, which is why we are seeking help. Last year, it cost about $ 29,000.00 US to put this three day event together. This year, our estimated expense has doubled due to high cost of living in Haiti.

We are asking for help. In order to continue with our plans for the three day festival, toy drive, health fair and soccer tournament, we are asking you to donate what you can. We are in need of medication, toys, money and much more. Your donation will go towards the festival, the toy drive, health fair and our many events.