Students cash-strapped

Published January 1, 2000

Many students at a Haitian university started by a former Canadian Volunteer in Mission can’t pay their tuition past the first year.

Rev. Benoit Cherisol, the new president of the renamed Episcopal University of Haiti, says that while many students are able to save sufficient money to pay for their first semester, they must drop out at the beginning of the second due to a lack of cash.

The Anglican Church of Canada, through its Latin American mission co-ordinator Philip Wadham, is directing cheques to the diocese for student bursaries.

Currently 70 students are attending the school, 27 studying agriculture, 23 business administration, five education and 15 theology. The first students will graduate in May 2000.

Canadian Jim Coupland is also looking for good used school supplies and office equipment to donate to the university. He can be reached at (519) 941-2670.


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