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Six Months Since Tragic Earthquake – Haiti’s University Students Need Your Help Now More than Ever!

July 12, 2010

Half a year has now passed since the catastrophic earthquake ravaged Haiti on January 12. This week, Haitian leaders and foreign diplomats debated (once again) “long term” plans for the country’s reconstruction. Meanwhile, Haiti’s universities remain closed or only partially functional! In five years, Haiti’s ‘intellectual infrastructure’ will be virtually non-existent unless serious attention is given to higher education!

Though our posts have been fewer in recent weeks, our mission remains the same. The I Have a Dream Foundation of Richmond is working to help Haiti rebuild through higher education. Our “Hinche Scholars” project will allow a half-dozen displaced Haitian university students to continue and complete their studies in the U.S. at historic Barber-Scotia College.

Many of you have already helped us immensely, but we still need to raise a bit more to achieve our goal! Donating is simple, tax-deductibe, and effective – 100% of your contribution goes to feed, house, educate, and clothe a Haitian university student. Just mail a check to our address (see right sidepanel), or feel free also to donate online via paypal – link on sidebar as well!

Please peruse our site and the previous entries to learn more about our project. Download our brochure, and email us or leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions.

Thank you again for your support. Mesi!

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