THA helps rebuild Haiti
Assemblymen of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) as well as a number of Tobagonians continue to contribute to the rebuilding of Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake which devastated most of the country.
The Assemblymen and individuals recently donated more than $100,000 to the Haiti Disaster Fund launched by the THA shortly after the earthquake. A cheque representing the sum was presented by Chief Secretary Orville London to two representatives of the HAIT&T Foundation, a registered non profit organisation, at his Calder Hall office last week.
Founder and Director of HAIT&T Dr Paula Henry said her organisation was grateful for the donation which will go towards financing the construction of a home for 160 homeless children between the ages of six and 16 and a primary school for 140 other children to be operated by the Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny in Port au Prince.
She added that the project will cost between $10 million and $12 million and will replace the completely destroyed La Madeleine Orphanage run by the Sisters. Dr Henry was part of a medical team sent to Haiti by the T&T Chapter of the Sisters of Cluny to assist its Haiti counterpart.