2017 Fellows

2017 Fellows

Vernet Etienne


Born in Dondon, North of Haiti, Vernet is the last child of a humble Christian family. After completing his secondary education at Lycee in Cap Haitian, He went to Port-au-Prince to complete a Bachelor of Art in Teaching Modern Languages at Ecole Normale Superieure, State University Of Haiti. Vernet  devotes his time to education, business and leadership. Moreover, he co-founded Soins de Santé Scolaire pour Haiti and Langues Culture Monde. Currently, Vernet is completing a Masters program in Education at University of Rouen.

Vraldiejge Valcin


raldiejge Valcin was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She has a strong background in finance and human resources. With an interest in politics, Valcin enjoys being aware of what is going on in her environment. On her free time , she also enjoys watching movies, dancing, painting, hand crocheting, and going to the beach to watch the sunset. Of course she also likes to donate her time to help those in need from time to time. Valcin’s goal is for the training will help widen her way of thinking so she can be a better leader and have a greater impact in her community and Haiti.

Junior Mesamours


]unior Mesamour is married and father of two. Upon graduation in 2005, he started translating for the Haiti Hospital Appeal, a London (UK) based charity, and for the missionaries of The Friends of Fort-Liberté, based in Charleston, West Virginia. Junior is  received a bachelors in Political Science and volunteers on a TV show focused on social and political issues in Fort-Liberté . He he is co-founder of “Kasav an nou”; a premium cassava bread business founded by Haitian university students in January 2017.

Herode Victor


Herode Victor has a license in Business Management which has prepared him for leadership in small and middle enterprises. He speaks Creole, French, English and some Spanish and Portuguese. Herode believes that “based on the problems that Haiti faces, the country needs men and women capable of interacting with the system in order to bring lasting change”.  Currently, Herode is working on building a goat farm to serve businesses such as hotels, supermarkets, and restaurants throughout Haiti. His goal is to become a great entrepreneur that will create that change to impact the economic landscape of his country.

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