Monday, 22 Jul 2024

Badminton Pan America

My Experience as a Badminton Coach in Haiti

My journey with badminton began in an unexpected way. Growing up in a farming family, I faced hardships after the death of my father. However, my courageous mother believed that education was the key to a better life. She worked tirelessly to provide for our schooling, and thanks to her, I now have a master’s degree in social psychology and a promising career.

My love for badminton started when I watched it at the 1998 Olympics. I was captivated by the sport and started following it closely online. In 2014, I had the opportunity to work with the Haitian Badminton Federation, and in 2018, I became the national coordinator of the Shuttle Time Haiti program.

Badminton holds a special place in my heart. In a country like Haiti, where many young people face challenges, badminton can be a beacon of hope. It provides an alternative path away from delinquency and offers endurance, skill, and intelligence.

As the coordinator of the Shuttle Time program, I have been able to introduce badminton to schools across Haiti. The sport has gained popularity among young people, leading to a decrease in juvenile delinquency.

Badminton has the power to transform lives, and I am grateful to be a part of its growth in Haiti.

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Q: How did you first get involved in badminton?
A: I discovered badminton while watching the 1998 Olympics and instantly fell in love with the sport.

Q: What motivated you to become a badminton coach?
A: Growing up in Haiti, I saw the challenges faced by young people. I wanted to use badminton as a way to provide them with a better path and a brighter future.

Q: How has badminton impacted your community in Haiti?
A: Badminton has made a significant difference in my community. It has not only provided a positive outlet for young people but has also reduced juvenile delinquency.


Badminton Pan America is a personal account of my journey with badminton in Haiti. Despite facing hardships in my childhood, I found solace and inspiration in the sport. Through hard work and determination, I became a sports promoter and a member of the Haitian Badminton Federation. Badminton has become a passion that I share with the children of Haiti, using it as a tool to create a brighter future for them. As the coordinator of the Shuttle Time Haiti program, I have witnessed the positive impact of badminton in reducing juvenile delinquency. By continuing to promote and develop the sport in my community, I hope to inspire more young people and make a lasting difference in their lives. Join us on this incredible journey and be a part of the badminton revolution in Haiti.

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