"RU Reaching Out" Pen pals: Haiti Renmen Foundation





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Published on Nov 22, 2010

Education has always been a dominant force with the potential to increase opportunity, promote social mobility, and establish intellectual growth. By 2015, the United Nations hopes to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which are eight international goals that they have established. Of the eight international goals, "Achieve Universal Primary Education" is the second. Educational inequity lies at the forefront of our nation's difficulties. Many countries struggle to provide equal and beneficial education for the young. Haiti known for being the poorest nation in the Americas with its continuous influence from environmental degradation, instability, and dictatorship, has many children who are not provided with adequate education or an education at all.Haiti has now been forced in dealing with the aftermath of a devastating 7.0 grade earthquake as well. Even though the earthquake happened almost a year ago, the people of Haiti are still suffering everyday and the country is still in shambles. Recently, Haiti has also been forced to deal with the disease, cholera, which has been killing many. The earthquake, various hurricanes, and the outbreak of cholera has put a further personal, sociable, and educational detriment on the lives of the Haitian people. Educational inequity lies in every crack and crevasse of the globe, in some countries more than others. However, something can be done to help alleviate and/or eliminate the educational inequity that occurs here in our backyard and around the globe.

"RU Reaching Out" is a group at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ hoping to help the the children of Haiti from the Renmen Foundation(http://www.renmenhaiti.org/en­/about-...) by sending pen-pal letters to them in hopes to influence the children in continuing and achieving their education and providing help with their English reading and writing skills. We would like to inspire, encourage, and motivate the children of the Renmen Foundation by acting as role-models and providing them an area where they can discuss their educational and personal goals. If you or anyone is interested in writing a letter to one of the children please contact us at "rureachingout@gmail.com". By writing a letter to one of the children, you are not only establishing a close bond, but also a chance to positively change a child's life.

We are also interested in gathering different individuals from the Rutgers community both students and faculty that may be interested in volunteering during the summer of 2011 at the Renmen Foundation or making a donation to fund the airfare for these individuals that do take part in the exchange program.

If you are interested in becoming a pen pal or volunteering at the Renmen Founation during the summer of 2011 please contact us at:

-Our Gmail Account

-Our Facebook Page:
"RU Reaching Out" Pen pals: Haiti Renmen Foundation

-Dr. Julie M. Fagan

-Renmen Foundation

Thank you!


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