February 1, 2010

CARICOM: Haiti looks to CARICOM to rebuild shattered education system

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, CMC – Haiti has used the inaugural Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit on Youth Development to make an impassioned plea for assistance in rebuilding its shattered education system following the destruction caused by the powerful earthquake on January 12.

Haiti’s CARICOM Youth Ambassador (CYA), Leticia Cadet, said rebuilding the education system is a matter of priority for her country still reeling from the effects of the earthquake that left an estimated 200, 000 people dead and more than one million homeless.

She presented a petition to a special meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD), one of several conferences leading to the two-day summit that ends here on Saturday.

In the petition, Haiti is calling for a “recovery relief effort to support youth development through tertiary education and business development in Haiti …in partnership with CARICOM”.

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