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Why Fly A Haitian Kite? For one thing, flying a kite is fun. In addition to having fun, it's a way to remember and honor the 250,000 plus Haiti earthquake victims; to create immediate jobs for artists; to bring the Haitian Diaspora and Friends of Haiti together as one; and to raise needed funds for Kylti's cultural and arts projects meant to help Haiti rebuild. Learn more

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Sponsors, Partners, and Supporters

Kylti thanks its supporters and sponsors for their generous contributions to our cause. The Kylti founders, themselves entrepreneurs, are significantly contributing resources to support our vision and mission.

Sponsors

Embassy of Haiti, Washington DC

 

The Embassy of Haiti is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. The Consular Section is open to the public from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. The Embassy is closed for U.S. Federal holidays, and Haitian national and religious holidays.

 

The Cultural Section of the Haitian Embassy in Washington, DC seeks to promote a greater understanding of Haiti’s history and an appreciation of its cultural and artistic contributions. In fact, Haiti’s art remains its greatest ambassador and a key vehicle for economic development. Haiti's cuisine, art, festivals, literature, and music have fascinated many and our literature, visual art, and music are acclaimed worldwide. Learn more

 

Concorde Haiti - World Wide Movers

 

Concorde World Wide Movers is a Haitian company based in Port-au-Prince and founded in 1994. Concorde has been a leading packing and storage company in Haiti. We provide a full range of relocation services. At Concorde, we believe in integrity and hard work. We love what we do and our passion is reflected in our attention to the smallest details and the care we give to each and every piece we pack and ship. Learn more

 

 

Fokal

 

FOKAL implements a variety of programs aimed at supporting the development of children and the young, youth organizations, youth civil society associations, the peasants and women's organizations. The programs include support for community libraries throughout the country, training for library extension agents, a debate program for students, courses in economics, an educational program for young children called 'TiPa TiPa' (Step by Step), and a program providing student grants and academic support. Learn more

 

 

The Green Family Foundation

 

Founded in 1991 by Steven J. Green, former United States Ambassador to Singapore, the Green Family Foundation (GFF) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting social programs that positively impact global health and alleviate poverty.

The Green Family Foundation’s mission is to make a positive and meaningful impact in communities both at home and abroad. We provide funding and resources to organizations that support education, global health and community development. GFF empowers under-served communities to fight the cycle of extreme poverty, leading to sustainable programs that improve lives. Learn more

Partners

Haitian Renewal Alliance

 

Haiti Renewal Alliance (HRA), is a Washington, DC-based organization with interests to building sustainable institutions in Haiti. HRA is partnering with Kylti in support of the Fly A Haitian Kite Day event by gathering their members and supporters to fly the Haitian kites together on August 22nd.

 

ERITAJ Foundation Inc.

 

ERITAJ Foundation, Inc., was established in the United States to foster human resources organizations in Haiti. It provides technical assistance to Haiti-based non-profit organizations that focus on community development, education and literacy, health care, disease prevention, nutrition for pregnant women and infants, and the care and protection of orphans and homeless children.

 

HAUP, Inc.

 

Haitian-Americans United for Progress, Inc. (HAUP) is a not-for-profit community-based organization founded in 1975 that helps low-income families and individuals to live healthy and productive lives. HAUP is dedicated to providing a supportive environment through education, training, culture, networking opportunities, and other support services, that allow members of the community to successfully adapt and thrive.

 

Vassar Haiti Project

 

The Vassar Haiti Project, founded in 2001, is a collaborative volunteer effort supporting the welfare of artists in Haiti, and the education and the nutrition of school children in the village of Chermaitre, Haiti. The Vassar Haiti Project is driven by Vassar College students, faculty, and members of the Poughkeepsie community.

 

 

Plas Timoun

 

Plas Timoun (A Place for Kids) (courtesy website: The Healing Power of Art) was born in the aftermath of the January 12th catastrophe to provide an immediate psychosocial response to the mental despair of these children. The First Lady of Haiti, Mrs. Elisabeth D. Préval, created these activity centers to be recreational and informal learning places that offer programs aimed at freeing--relieving at least--a child's mind from the horrors of the tragedy. The centers provide a friendly environment and offer children, ages six to ten, an opportunity to express themselves through painting, ceramics, music, theater, reading and sports, all within a psychosocial framework rooted in our national culture. Plas Timoun is directed by renowned artist, Philppe Dodard.

Supporters

Bela Fine Art

 

Béatrice Lampla Mellinger, aka Bela, is a Martinican artist, now living in Brazil. Bela with her husband, Yvon Mellinger, are Kylti's first sponsors.

 

Bela incorporates multicultural references from her Asian, African, and European ancestors, and from her birthplace, with its own multiethnic heritage. Art has always been an important part of Bela's life. She studied painting extensively, and continues to be an avid learner and educator.

 

"Painting is a universal language that enhances the awareness, as well as the understanding, of other cultures”, says Béatrice Lampla Mellinger.

 

 

Boivert Art

 

Boivert Art will donate 20% of all sales in Kylti's online store to support our arts and culture programs.

 

Jean Dukens Boivert is one of Haiti's best known metal sculptor. His work is collected by the National Palace of Haiti, US Embassy in Haiti, and collectors worldwide. In addition to producing fine art sculpture, Boivert's Boivert Art Industries manufactures thousands of metal craft items using recycled oil drums, and postcards using dried banana leaves.