February 1, 2010

CARICOM Youth Ambassador appeals for help to rebuild the education system in Haiti

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 1, 2010 – Haiti’s CARICOM Youth Ambassador Leticia Cadet has made an impassioned plea to the Caribbean Community to help re-build, as a matter of priority, the education system in Haiti. In particular, she wants the regional grouping to provide scholarships for Haitians to attend the University of the West Indies (UWI).

At a special meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) in Paramaribo, Suriname, she recalled the devastation caused by the earthquake, which crippled Port-au-Prince on January 12th, leaving in its wake a climbing death toll of more than 200, 000.

Cadet said Haiti needed the support of its partners, including members of the CARICOM Community, to continue providing education to its current students “to avoid creating a potentially detrimental gap in qualified human resources.”

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