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Giving Back

Keeping Haiti in Mind

by Alison Weissbrot

View Slideshow Keeping Haiti in Mind

Photo by Emily Winiker.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Professional photographer Emily Winiker never thought twice about Haiti — until she came across evidence of a friend's volunteer trip on Facebook.

After a little research, she was on a plane with English in Mind Institute, an organization that teaches English to Hatian adults in an effort to increase employment. 

The ten-day volunteer trip took place at a school in Port-au-Prince. Emily helped with adult English classes, played with children at a local orphanage, and took in the breathtaking mountains looming over the island, documenting her experience along the way.

SEE THE SLIDESHOW

Take a look at Emily's photo diary: Keeping Haiti in Mind

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Alison is a native New Yorker and a food-obsessed editorial intern at Fathom. You can follow her @aweissbrot on Twitter and Instagram. She travels for the history, the culture, and the conversations with locals (especially the ones in Spanish).

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