079, Nedgine Paul, Anseye Pou Ayiti | Listening as Leadership

Listening is a key strength of Nedgine Paul. Before launching
Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti), she spent more than three years
actively listening to her native Haiti. The result of her listening
is a highly contextualized solution that turns teachers into
community builders. Anseye Pou Ayiti recruits, trains, and supports
high-quality teachers where they are needed most.

Over the years there have been many stories told of Haiti, from
conquest to coups; from corruption to catastrophe. Anseye Pou Ayiti
is creating a new narrative of Haiti, one of a capable nation
rebuilding itself; one of pride in culture, customs and community.
And it all began with listening.

Social Entrepreneurship Quotes from Nedgine Paul:

“I think language matters a ton.”

“What troubled me was that many of them had school end at sixth

“From that point forward, I’ve been trying to find the answer to
that why.”

“You want to be a changemaker, you want to have an influence but
you have to be informed.”

“Zip code does not determine destiny.”

“I joined the Partners in Health Team because I wanted to learn
from a grassroots organization that had taken a very deep and local
approach to building credibility and trust and maintaining

“Every single voice matters and every single voice can answer
the question of what is Haiti at its best?”

“I never thought I would be a social entrepreneur a few years

“We launched it in late 2014, but again, that was the
culmination of 3 – 4 years of active conversations, active
listening and active learning.”

“The lens of mediocrity and good enough has killed too many
people in Haiti.”

“Everything has brought me back to the quality of the classroom
teacher and making sure that that teacher sees their influence and
their power as extending beyond the four walls of the

“What is possible when we band together and have true roots in
our culture, our customs and our community?”

“We believe that if you look inward, it helps a nation to push

“I would not have been able to launch Anseye Pou Ayiti without
the help of Echoing Green.”

“We’re in the business of creating an entirely new narrative of
Haiti and rooting leadership in collective action.”

“What you need is a community.”

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About the Author
Tony Loyd is a leadership development expert. He is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and coach. He helps purpose-driven business leaders to thrive in life so that they can connect with others and contribute to the world. Find out more at https://TonyLoyd.com.

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