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A Short Introduction to Lidè

Lidè is an educational initiative in rural Haiti that uses the arts and literacy to empower at-risk adolescent girls and help them transition into school or vocational training.

Established by Author Holiday Reinhorn, Actor Rainn Wilson and Executive Director Dr. Kathryn Adams in response to the devastating earthquake of 2010, the Lidè program seeks to uplift women and girls who have been denied equal access to education. Lidè trains and employs Haitian teachers and collaborates with grassroots schools and programs, such as “Smallholder Farmers Alliance”, “Fonkozé”, and “H.E.L.P.” In Lidè programs participants gain life and leadership skills and helps foster the community support they need to begin their educational journey.

The Lidè Foundation believes that arts in education inspires personal empowerment, resilience and self-efficacy. Lidè means both “Leader” and “Idea” in Haitian Creole.

Visit their website at: www.lidehaiti.org

“Oracion de Curacion” by Mario Cesar Santillana

Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, Mario Cesar Santillana sings “Oracion de Curacion”, based on a prayer for healing by Baha’u’llah.

You can also download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: Continue reading

“Oracion de Curacion” by Mario Cesar Santillana [Audio Track]

Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, Mario Cesar Santillana sings “Oracion de Curacion”, based on a prayer for healing by Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

Universal Participation: A Short Story

Universal Participation tells the story of Haji Amin, an eminent believer during the time of Baha’u’llah, and his experience collecting an important donation.

Universal participation does not mean that the sum of a donation is important, instead it is the amount of sacrifice with which each donation is given that counts.

You can learn more about the Baha’i Funds by reading Baha’i Blog’s article here: The Baha’i Funds an Introduction.

“I Have Breathed Within Thee” by Jamey Heath [Audio Track]

Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, Jamey Heath sings “I Have Breathed Within Thee”, from the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading