Effort to educate Haitians in US continues
The effort begun by a William and Mary student from Richmond to bring Haitian college students to study in the United States continues.
A year after the devastating earthquake, the people of Haiti are still dealing every day with a lack of many essentials.
Yates: There are almost a million people who are still homeless, living in tent cities in Port au Prince, and throughout the country, the daily life with cholera, with the recent election turmoil, has just become an ordeal for many Haitian people.
Danny Yates is in regular contact with friends in Hinche, the town 50 miles from Port au Prince, where he was on the day of the quake. Last year, he started the Hinche Scholars program to address Haiti’s future.
Yates: We're looking to bring eight students from the town of Hinche so they can continue their studies here, and right now, we're still waiting on some visas and additional funding.
Virginians, he said, have been very generous in their support.
Yates: Twenty years from now, if we don't want to continue to be giving Haiti handouts, it's gotta have its own leadership and a work force and a network of professionals who can carry on.
Learn more online at IhaveadreamRichmond.org.
John Ogle. WCVE News