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Second grade students, including Cole Hogrefe, 7, center, raise their hands to ask questions of Missions International of America spokesman Thiogene Ismaille about his home country of Haiti during a presentation Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Woodland Elementary in Perrysburg.

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Jan Meier, the vice president and co-founder of the charity organization Missions International of America, brought a board with photographs of the people and the building the organization has helped to build and staff in Haiti.

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Second grade students, including Maiya Combest, 7, right, smile as they talk with Missions International of America spokesman Thiogene Ismaille after he gave a presentation describing the living and educational conditions in his home country of Haiti.

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Thiogene Ismaille, center, fielded questions about the living and educational conditions in his home country of Haiti.

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Second grade students, including Maiya Combest, 7, center, listen.

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Thiogene Ismaille, center, talks with children.

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Missions International of America spokesman Thiogene Ismaille.

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Second grade students answer a question posed by Thiogene Ismaille, left.

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Annie Mauk, 8, center, rested her chin on her fist as she listened.

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