Today I learned through my friend Dom that Boris Jean Louis, the Director of College Concordia in Petionville, and his wife were shot last night as they returned home from dinner. He died instantly and while his wife survived the attack she is in critical condition at the Medishare University of Miami Hospital down by the airport. This man has been an educator for over 40 years and has been a huge supporter of feeding programs in schools. The exact reason for this violent act may never be known, but the belief is that it was financially motivated.
While I only met with Monsieur Jean Louis a few times, I was impressed by his passion for improving the education system in Haiti and by his loyalty to his students. I do not think the people responsible for his death knew the greatness of the man they shot down, but all I can hope for now is that his vision for the future of Haiti’s youth will not be forgotten.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Jean Louis family for their loss and to all the students at College Concordia who have been robbed of a great visionary.