Former U.S. president gave the money to the Haitian Ministry of Education to allow, he said, better access to schools in the country
Former U.S. president Bill Clinton today donated $ 1.25 million to the Ministry of Education of Haiti to allow, he said, better access to schools in the country, the poorest of America.
Clinton, UN special envoy to the nation and is co-chair of the Interim Commission for the Reconstruction of Haiti (CIRH), said that withthese resources the foundation wants to help the head of state, Michel Martelly in its task of promoting education.
On the other hand, announced $ 500,000 in aid to the Presidencyto strengthen the team of advisors Martelly and "face the challenge of reconstruction."
Clinton today took part in various activities in Port-au-Prince,including an exhibition of models of housing for the reconstructionof Haiti that is run after the earthquake that shook the country in January 2010 that left more than 300,000 dead and 1 , 5 million homeless.
Also, Carter was honored by Martelly the "National Order of Honorand Merit" in rank of "Gran Cruz".
"I'm really honored," Clinton said after receiving the award at a ceremony at the headquarters of the Executive.
Martelly said the former president took a "huge support" for Haiti after the devastating earthquake.
"You are a great friend of Haiti" and "the country has confidence inyou," Clinton said, addressing Martelly, who will participate tomorrow in a meeting of the CIRH to be held in the capital.
The event will also participate, among others, the outgoing primeminister, Jean-Max Bellerive, co-chair of the entity and the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) Jose Miguel Insulza.