Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Opens Elementary School In Haiti
Who says sororities are all about boozing and boys?
On June 15, Delta Theta Sorority Inc. will open an elementary school, the Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre Campus in the remote Haitian village of Chérette. Since Chérette is located about 96 miles from the Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, children there do not have access to a proper education or a reliable source of clean water. To help combat this problem, the sorority teamed up with Water & Education International (WEI), which will will manage and run the school through its WEI School Project, while Delta Theta Sorority will provide funds through its Delta Research & Educational Foundation.
The campus was named by the Chérette school administration for the sorority’s national president and former elementary school teacher, Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre, who said, “Although we no longer see the images of Haiti in the news, the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority have not forgotten the devastated faces of our Haitian brothers and sisters after the earthquake three years ago.”
Thanks to the sorority’s amazing efforts, the 300 children attending the school will now have unlimited access to clean water and the opportunity to receive a quality education. Awesome work, Delta Sigma Theta!
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