PARTICIPANTS OF THE FLM HAITI 5K WALK, MAY 28, IN HIGHLAND PARK
Highland Park’s Pool Grove was the site for the Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti’s (FLM) annual 5K Walk.
By now, New Pittsburgh Courier readers are very familiar with the work of FLM Haiti, the Pittsburgh-area organization that provides health care, education, trade skills, and employment to improve the quality of life in the Haitian communities.
This year’s walk, held, May 28, included a live broadcast to the Haitian people. They saw the walk participants in Highland Park, and watched them sing the Haitian national anthem.
This year’s walk closely aligned with Haiti’s “Flag Day,” a national holiday and celebration of pride and unity, helping to commemorate the creation of the flag of Haiti and the revolution that gave its people freedom from France. The day is celebrated each year on May 18, which is the anniversary of the date of the flag’s adoption in 1803.
ROLAND FORD, CENTER, THE LINE DANCE KING…
Of course an event wouldn’t be complete without the line dance king, Roland Ford. He helped the participants warm up with a series of exercises, dances and steps.
Schenley High School great and Super Bowl Champion Darnell Dinkins brought motivational words at the beginning of the walk. “I am happy to be supporting FLM, and along with The Alliance (a community improvement initiative) building a harvest for the workforce and planting seeds for tomorrow’s generation,” Dinkins said prior in a release.
CALVIN PRYCE, STEEL DRUMMER
The funds raised by the annual walk support a technical center to provide trade skills and employment to improve the quality of life in the Haitian communities that FLM serves. It also supports the 70 adult literacy centers in more than 11 communities that provide reading, writing and basic math skills to more than 2,000 individuals each year.
DR. ROBIN MCGUIRE, MRS. ROZELLE PAMPHILE, THERESA CHALICH