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Shakira donates $400,000 to rebuild Elie Dubois school in Port-au-Prince

By at April 1, 2011 | 7:40 am | 0 Comment

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Colombian pop star Shakira has donated $400,000 to rebuild a school that was severely damaged in the January 2010 quake that leveled much of the Haitian capital. The singer signed an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank, which will match her contribution to rebuild the Elie Dubois school, one of the island's oldest, built in the early

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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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