by Kevin Pina
photo: ©2003 Kevin Pina
It is with great grief and sadness that I inform you of the assas-sination of my dear friend
Andre was the coordinator of the government's literacy program in Petion-Ville and his only crime was that he was committed to teaching the poor majority how to read and write. He was also a co-founder of the SOPUDEP school that serves the poorest children in Petion-Ville. I am affiliated with the school and can testify to the difference it has made to the community.
Andre is survived by his wife and two young sons. He is truly a hero in the struggle for democracy on behalf of Haiti's poor majority. He will always live in hearts and dreams for a better Haiti. God bless you and keep you safe Andre Jan-Marie.