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Webcast Today on How to Rebuild Haiti’s Schools

By Mary Ann Zehr — March 26, 2010 1 min read
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As part of a call to middle and high school students in the United States and other countries to help Haitians rebuild schools, Global Nomads Group, an organization that creates interactive educational programs on global issues, is hosting a Webcast today from Port-au-Prince. Join the live event on UStream through this link (Note: If you click on this link, you can’t automatically return to this post).

The hour-long Webcast is scheduled to start at noon, Eastern time, and will feature Haitian youths and relief workers working to rebuild schools that were destroyed by the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. Students can submit questions to be answered during the event.

This may be too short of notice for educators to weave the Webcast into their lesson plans for today, but there is plenty of time to get students involved in Students Rebuild, an effort to bring together students around the world to support Haitians. Students Rebuild is sponsored by the Bezos Family Foundation and Architecture for Humanity, according to a press release that just arrived in my e-mail in-box.

The Webcast will be archived for later viewing as well.

(Information about photo: A girl watches a group of children as they line up to participate in entertainment activities at a school in the La Saline slum of Port-au-Prince on March 17. The children were attending a program set up by the Haitian Ministry of Sports, which aims to both prepare them for the upcoming opening of schools, and to recover from the emotional distraught left by the powerful Jan. 12 earthquake. Ramon Espinosa/AP)

A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.