CEI’s Music Program and Director Jean Renel Louis has a fantastic story about how he came to work with us, one which he tells us himself in his own words:
When I was young they called me Ti Sourit because I was so small. I met Madame Cathy when I was eight years old.
was our choir director, and she always chose me for solos because I
could sing so high! I come from a very poor family, and know what it is
like to grow up hungry. I want to help change that for other children in
Now, I’m CEI’s Music Program Director. We started the first-ever music program in Jeannette. I also come to Alabama and work with students here in exchange programs.
I love working with children! I want to get a master’s degree in education and be the best teacher I can be.“
Renel is looking forward to directing music camps in Jeannette this summer. He needs to hire additional Haitian teachers, buy music, and provide food for campers for the 2-week program. He also wants to expand the 2017–18 extracurricular music program at the school.