Saturday, February 6, 2010

U.N. Seeks Donations for Haiti Schools

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, (UPI) -- Only 85 of 1,500 schools surveyed in the Haitian areas hit by the earthquake survived without major damage, U.N. officials said Friday.

The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO appealed for international donations for school rebuilding and teacher training. The agency said Brazil, Bulgaria, Israel and the Norwegian Refugee Council have already made significant contributions to UNESCO programs in Haiti. Brazil has donated $400,000 specifically to train teachers in disaster awareness.

The United Nations has also provided temporary work space for the Ministry of Education. The ministry building was one of many in Port-au-Prince destroyed by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake Jan. 12.

Source: UPI

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