Daoudi to speak in North Hat­ley

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEF - Vic­to­ria Vanier North Hat­ley

The Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Church of North Hat­ley has in­vited lo­cal hu­man­i­tar­ian Yan­nick Daoudi to speak about his re­cent work in the coun­try of Haiti fol­low­ing the dev­as­tat­ing earthquake in Jan­uary of 2010. Shortly af­ter the earthquake, Mr. Daoudi, who has sev­eral hu­man­i­tar­ian mi­cro-projects al­ready go­ing on in dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions around the world, trav­elled to Haiti to see what kind of a project he could ini­ti­ate in that re­gion. Af­ter learn­ing that the earthquake de­stroyed 80% of the schools in Port-au-prince, build­ing a school for fifty of the most un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren, from ages 6 to 10, soon be­came Yan­nick’s project.

All of the school sup­plies for the fifty chil­dren have al­ready been col­lected and now Mr. Daoudi is rais­ing funds to buy the land on which to build the school. “With­out ed­u­ca­tion, the vi­cious cir­cle of poverty will keep on per­pet­u­at­ing,” writes Mr. Daoudi on his web­site Post­cards from the edge, where you can also learn more about the Haiti project and his other hu­man­i­tar­ian projects.

The free pre­sen­ta­tion, en­ti­tled “Hu­man­i­tar­i­an­ism in my sight”, will be held on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 30th, at 10:00 am. Re­fresh­ments will be served fol­low­ing Mr. Daoudi’s pre­sen­ta­tion. Ev­ery­one is wel­come.

Yan­nick Daoudi, of Len­noxville, seen here with some Haitian or­phans, will speak in North Hat­ley this Sun­day about his project to build a school in Haiti.

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