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FGCU student starts fund for Haiti aftermath

FGCU student starts fund for Haiti aftermath
Photo courtesy of Carlie Pierre

Carlie Pierre, an FGCU student, is taking a step in the direction of saving the world.

Her new initiative named “Supply Our Students,” or S.O.S., was created with the aim to help fund the education of children who do not have resources to be educated.

Although she wants to spread the cause globally, Pierre has begun by focusing on her home country, Haiti. Through a partnership with Centre de Saint Jean Bosco, a school located in the town of Jeremie, Haiti, she plans to help fund the education of children, and impact other living costs such as medical supplies and food supplies.

Haiti relief

Photo courtesy of Carlie Pierre

“When I ask kids about education, they said it’s never been an option,” Pierre said of her times in Haiti. “They said they didn’t know what it meant.” She added that she believes every child should have ambitions and goals.

According to her website, www.haitiprojectsos.wixsite.com, over 200,000 children in Haiti are currently out of school – a number Pierre hopes to bring down.

At this time, any donations, either money or physical supplies, are being used to ease relief efforts in the wake of recent Hurricane Mathew.

People can donate on her website, or through an upcoming event on Monday, Oct. 17, sponsored by Tau Sigma and Delta Sigma Theta.

Keep up to date on future events and read more about the aims of the program you can visit www.haitiprojectsos.wixsite.com.

About The Author

Travis Brown

Travis is a Sophomore at Florida Gulf Coast University, majoring in Journalism and Philosophy, as well as minoring in Interdisciplinary Studies. A Minnesota native, this is his second year in Southwest Florida. Although he has never met Joe Biden, he has met Brad Young, so that’s a lot cooler.

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