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From: Monday, March 9, 2015 9:41 AM -0600
Subject:Building a School in Haiti

At LCHS the students and staff have come together to raise money to build a school in Haiti.  Everyone was inspired from the many WE Days that the school has attended.  To build a school in Haiti, LCHS has a two year plan which we are starting this year.  The school will cost $10 000 to build. To kick it off we are having a come and go lasagna supper with entertainment on March 11th from 5:00 till 8:00 p.m. at the high school gym.  The entertainment will have two different times 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. There will also be a raffle, and the school thanks everyone that has donated raffle items.  The cost is $10.00 per adult and $7.00 per 12 and under aged children. If you would like you can purchase tickets at Lanigan Pharmacy and Conexus, the tickets will also be sold be sold at the door.  Please come out and support our efforts!  

Now here are some facts about Haiti!

- 4,000 + schools were lost after the earthquake.       

- 3,000,000 people were affected by the earthquake as buildings, homes and hospitals collapsed.

-On January 12, 2010 an earthquake reaching a magnitude of 7.0 devastated the people of Haiti just 15 kilometers from the capital city of Port-au-Prince.  At least 230,000 people were killed and hundreds of thousands more were left homeless.  Already deemed the poorest country in the western hemisphere, Haiti was left in shambles.  In particular, the state of education in Haiti was suffering before the earthquake and was set further back when hundreds of schools crumbled and central education system was rocked.

- Less than half of Haitian adults can read and only three in four children attend primary school. By high school, that number falls to one in four.  Despite hard work and best intentions, the country is far from achieving a plan for universal education and schools are unsafe, ill-equipped, overcrowded, or, too often non-existent.

Hope to see you all at the supper and thank you to everyone that has made this possible.

Brandi Senko-Loose