Association Culturelle Gawou Ginou
The Gawou Ginou King Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, that supports programs and operations at the Léocardie & Alexandre Kenscoff Cultural Center, registered as the "Association Culturelle Gawou Ginou" in the Central Plateau of Haiti. The Gawou Ginou King Foundation's aim is to engage community members in activities leading to the preservation, promotion, and support of Haitian culture through events designed to:
1. Promote Haitian culture in the United States.
2. Promote Haitian-American cultural exchange and understanding.
3. Promote education and sustainable development in Haiti.
The “Association Culturelle Gawou Ginou” (ACGG) is the dream retirement project of two Haitian-American educators, Gerdès Fleurant, professor emeritus from Wellesley College, and his spouse Florienne Saintil, from the Somerville, Massachusetts and Broward County, Florida Public Schools. Convinced of the impact of education and culture (the arts, music and dance in particular) on sustainable development, they have decided to build an institution that will serve as a venue for community activities that favor social inclusion.