Monday, February 15, 2010

UNESCO Calls for Universities to Take In Haitian Students

The Center of University and Professional Learning in
Port-au-Prince was destroyed by the Jan. 12 earthquake.

Source: "Education Was Also Leveled by Quake in Haiti," MARC LACEY, The New York Times, February 13, 2010

"In the days after the earthquake, the director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Irina Bokova, called on universities outside Haiti to help shoulder the burden. “Universities in the region and beyond should make every effort to take in Haitian students,” she said in a statement, calling the damage to Haiti’s education system “a catastrophic setback for a country already hit by other disasters.”

"Among the universities that have offered to help displaced students and faculty members is Dillard University in New Orleans, which suffered significant damage during Hurricane Katrina."

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