RFH French Students Create iBooks for Haitian Orphans

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) students have created iBooks ® that will soon be enjoyed by children in Haiti.

The imaginative original stories — written in French, the language of Haiti — were created by the second and sixth period classes of French II teacher Christine Berg.

The iBooks ® will be stored on two iPads ® and shipped to an orphanage in Haiti. The project, coordinated through the Haitian People’s Support Project, is being funded by a grant from Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey.

The adorable and colorfully illustrated story books are entitled Le Soleil d’Haiti (Haiti’s Sun), La Journee d’Emmanuel (Emmanuel’s Day), and Nadia et le Chat (Nadia and the Cat).

The participating students in Berg’s section two/French II class are: Joseph Afflitto, Olivia Benedetto, Matthew Caldwell, Colleen Fagan, Katherine Gagliardi, Alyssa Hull, Caroline Kane, Blake Lerner, Julia Marchese, Olivia McDermott, Jeremy Nives, Courtney Parton, Armani Rodriguez, Joseph Sestito III, Madison Taylor, and Michael Taylor.

Participating section six/French II students are: Lara Baez, Timothy Bull, Ella Campbell, Olivia DeBonte, Theresa Duffney, Madyson Fanning, Jeanne Gagliano, Kenneth Gilvary, Laura Higgins, Grace Karagjozi, Natalie Livingston, Thomas Montalbano, Annabel Morris, Caroline Peitler, Chloe Reynolds, and Kelli Tuttle.

— Edited press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management