Caroline Poppell first came to Haiti in March 2010, under two months after the devestating earthquake struck the nation. She had never seen poverty to this extent and was struck by the resilience of the Haitian people despite the odds stacked against them. It was on this trip that she saw a young boy walking down the street holding a string that was pulling a milk carton with four bottle caps for wheels.
The boy was so proud of his "toy car", beaming ear to ear as he pulled his milk carton on a string. This image changed Caroline's life and five years later, she lives and teaches Creative Arts classes in Leogane, Haiti. She believes that every child has a God-given right to dream and it is her goal to create safe environments in schools; where kids are free to explore, dream, and create.
Milk Carton on a String is a cultural arts collaborative movement. A movement linking the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere to the Golden Isles. Join us for a night of original music, dance, film, and art at the historic Ritz Theater in Brunswick, Georgia on July 30, 2016.