Famni Ki Li Ansamn
Famni Ki Li Ansamn, or Families Reading Together, is a literacy organization founded by Brandeis University students Kennett Altidor, Geoffrey Cohen, Janis Dallemand, Shaina Gilbert, Londyn Graham, Napoleon Lherisson and Victoria Mutebi, and Professor Jane Hale. The reason for forming this organization is to institutionalize and sustain several ongoing family literacy projects that Professor Hale and students have developed in Lesotho, Haiti, and Massachusetts. We are currently in the process of becoming a registered non-profit organization.
Our mission is to develop and promote beautiful picture books for young children about Haiti and its culture for families to share at home.
What We Do
Shaina Gilbert will introduce the books and our project in Haiti in July 2011, at "ETE," a summer camp she's founded in Hinche, Haiti whose mission is "empowering through education."
As we grow, we plan to reach out to Haitian families in New York, Miami, and Montréal.
We seek authors and artists of all ages who want to help us create new picture books about Haiti for families to read and enjoy together.
For more information about our project, to ask us to visit your group or event, or to become involved in the creation of books about Haiti and Haitians, contact: