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The children at Deep River Elementary School in Connecticut decorated Pringle cans for their Sister City counterparts in Deschapelles, Haiti. They filled the cans with pencils, pens and paper, supplies most children in Haiti do not have. The Deschapelles children open the specials gifts and enjoy using them right away.

Sister Cities Essex Haiti (SCEH) is a sister city organization with Deschapelles. Based in Essex, Connecticut, it formed after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. SCEH partners with the people of Deschapelles on projects they identify as needed. One project, a tennis program, makes use of a tennis court on the Hospital Albert Schweitzer campus, located in Deschapelles. It offers children the opportunity to learn to play tennis. Time is also spent helping the kids with their reading and writing. For more information about SCEH visit

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