Getting children back to school in Haiti

Published on 24th December 2010.

Children in Haiti are receiving both schooling and a meal everyday.Among Haiti’s poorest are children employed as servants in the homes of rich families. These latter day Cinderellas are treated abominably and often go hungry. Haitian Oblate, Fr Laudi saw a way of helping them. If he could get them to his school, not only would they get an education, he could make sure they got one good meal a day. Trouble was he had no kitchen. He appealed to us, setting out his case with carefully worked out costings. We asked Foxrock Golf Club to help.

They generously gave us the course for the day. Prizes were donated and competitors paid; the rain held off, the golf was good, the craic better. And best of all: the €12,000 profit raised on the day went straight to Fr Laudi. He now has his kitchen; the children are coming to school and eating at least one good meal a day. Many thanks to all in Foxrock Golf Club who made this small miracle happen. Cost: €12,000

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