Making a book to help the Children of Haiti Project make a difference was a pleasure and privilege from start to finish.
Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014
The International Educator (TIE) in conjunction with Kevin Bartlett, Director of the International School of Brussels, announces the publication of Nature for Nurture, a wildlife photography book in support of the Children of Haiti Project (COHP).
TIE President and COHP founder, Forrest Broman said the idea came out of seeing the stunning array of photographs that Kevin has shot over the course of his years taking wildlife photography. "I realized these pictures were too beautiful not to be shared and that's when the idea came to me about making them into a book that could be used to raise funds for the Children of Haiti Project," Broman said.
The Children of Haiti Project, or COHP as it is called, is a school that was created in 2010 in response to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in that year. Since May of 2010, COHP has supported over 80 children from a tent camp in Port-au-Prince with an educational program, two meals daily and regular healthcare. The project is supported by international schools, organizations and concerned individual international educators around the world.
In addition to being the Director of the International School of Brussels (ISB), Kevin Bartlett is also an amateur nature photographer. As soon as he heard of the proposal to turn his collection of photographs into a book for COHP he immediately recognized the importance of the project and quickly set out to cull through his hundreds of photos taken over the course of his years of travels. "In compiling these images I had an overwhelming sense of good fortune, of being lucky enough to have been in unspoiled places with these beautiful wild creatures," said Bartlett.
When viewing the stunning photographs that have captured up-close some extraordinary moments in nature, one would assume these photos were taken by a professional, but in fact this is a hobby that Bartlett picked up only in the past five years. "When I turned 60, I was five years out from cancer and still going strong so my wife Marta and I decided to celebrate survival. I bought some digital camera gear and we went back to Africa, our first return since leaving Namibia in 2001." Bartlett was the head of an international school in Namibia prior to assuming the top post at the International School of Brussels.
"The Children of Haiti Project (COHP) appreciates profoundly the decision of Kevin Bartlett to donate the proceeds from this book to support the continuation of the COHP program and services," said Broman.
Bartlett would rather give thanks to the team in Haiti who is running the little school, "Huge thanks and respect to the team that went into Haiti and is working against the odds to give these kids half a chance. Making a book to help them make a difference was a pleasure and privilege from start to finish."
The Children of Haiti Project (COHP), was created by The International Educator (TIE), along with a network of international schools and organizations, to serve the educational needs of children displaced after the 2010 earthquake.