Friday, September 16, 2011
Message from Antonia Graham - CONCERN WORLDWIDE
As you know, one and a half years on from the 7.0 earthquake that devastated the city of Port au Prince in Haiti, the people there are still desperately in need of assistance.
One area particularly in need is education. With 87% of schools were damaged or destroyed in the earthquake – today, 50% of primary school children are not enrolled in school.
There simply isn’t enough funding or resources to build and rehabilitate the schools, train and hire teachers or purchase the materials to administer the education. And the hardest part to comprehend is that it costs less than US$1 per day per child to provide a complete education to Haiti’s children. And with 42 percent of Haiti’s population under the age of 15, it’s not an oversimplification to say that a brighter future for Haiti depends on getting kids into school.
As such, I am proud to be a part of a project with the NGO, Concern Worldwide, to do something about this.
Our “YOUR DOLLAR OUR FUTURE” fund raising campaign – proceeds of which will go to Concern’s education programmes in Haiti.
Our aim is to raise US$2 million between now and the end of the year – so please visit our website at www.yourdollarourfuture.org and check out our campaign – any donation or show of support is gratefully received and goes to the very best of causes – helping Haiti’s kids to a brighter tomorrow.
Thank you in advance.
Head of Group Public Relations