Browsing Month March, 2010

Fattah to Team up With First Lady of Haiti, Paul Vallas to Rebuild Education in Haiti

By at March 11, 2010 | 7:02 pm | 6 Comments

WASHINGTON, March 11, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D., PA) this week met with first lady of Haiti Elisabeth Preval, Louisiana Recovery School District Superintendent Paul Vallas, and George Washington University President Steven Knapp to discuss the future of education in post-earthquake Haiti. At the meeting, it was announced that Haiti will be

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Operation Blessing opens makeshift school in Port-au-Prince

By at March 1, 2010 | 11:29 pm | 0 Comment

Operation Blessing, a Virginia Beach-based international humanitarian organization opened a makeshift school adjacent to a tent city in Port-au-Prince. About 500 Haitian children showed up on its first day, a news release from Operation Blessing International said. The school, which will cater to grades 1 through 6, is being held inside a 40-by-60-foot tent that had

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Educators see opportunity in ruined Haiti schools

By at March 1, 2010 | 6:49 pm | 1 Comments

By JONATHAN M. KATZ (AP) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — After seven weeks with seven kids huddled under a shelter of tarps and bed sheets on the median strip of a busy road, Lissithe Delomme says the Haitian government can't reopen schools fast enough. "If they would open right now I'd be pretty happy," she said, trying to ignore the tumult of two of her boys wrestling as

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