A massive earthquake devastated Haiti a year ago today. A few months after the quake, American
diplomatic officials stepped in to help Haitian students continue their
educations at U.S. schools. Three students were placed at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. One of them graduated
last year. But two remain in Manchester.
VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with humanitarian aid workers about the mid to long-term effects of the earthquake in Haiti and what role Vermotners and outside organizations are playing in the ongoing recovery process.
We check in with Vermonters who’ve gone to Haiti about the longterm after-effects of the earthquake. And VPR’s Bob Kinzel previews the week ahead in the Vermont Legislature as the budget and other key bills advance.
We spoke with Vermont midwife Katherine Bramhall several years ago, after a natural
disaster-the tsunami that ravaged Bali in December of
2004. Katherine Bramhall explains why a birthing clinic is so important in a place
like Haiti that’s thrown into sudden and unexpected chaos.
Images of earthquake-ravaged Haiti have inspired kids in schools all over the country to
find ways to help. At Green Street School in Brattleboro, a partnership with a school in Haiti adds a personal connection to the relief effort.
What started as an all-nighter at Dartmouth College has grown into a fundraising campaign that’s raised
more than $130,000 for Haiti’s earthquake victims and become a model for other
campuses around the country.