Calling all kids! Are you ready for a poster project? The Bush Clinton Fund is looking for budding artists! See below for full details.
Haiti needs you to stand up and remember one of the most devastating earthquakes in history where almost 250,000 people lost their lives, and about one million people were left homeless. Haiti needs your patience, understanding, and your voice to celebrate its victories. Even in the face of natural disaster and disease, the Haitian people don’t give up. They are proud, strong, creative, and vibrant.
First learn a bit about Haiti. Find Haiti on a map, and read some books about kids in Haiti. Haiti shares a tropical island in the Caribbean with the Dominican Republic, and most people in Haiti speak French and Creole. In the countryside, many people grow sugar cane, coffee and mangoes. The capital, Port-au-Prince, is the largest city and some people work in tourism, construction, or manufacturing. In 2010 there was a devastating earthquake that destroyed many government buildings, beautiful colonial, historic buildings and churches, homes and schools. Haiti is still working to recover and rebuild. For Middle School or older, the Teaching for Change organization has developed materials and a free, downloadable booklet on “Teaching Haiti” that includes a lot of useful information.