LOCAL PERSPECTIVE ON CRISIS IN HAITI-Andrew Stelzer03/09/04
Dr. Cliff Matousek, a resident of South Florida, has been traveling back and forth to Haiti since 2001. He and his wife have run a two room school house, helped teach farming and business skills to Haitians in small villages, and set up a program called Literacy for Haiti, which for the past 7 years has operated a vocational school focusing on reading, writing, Bible, mathematics and appropriate technology. He was planning to leave for Haiti On February 8th, but received word that the political situation was becoming too dangerous.
ACT Ã¢â‚¬Å“for our people..Ã¢â‚¬Â¦..things have been relatively calm there..ability to get food, supplies and various thingsÃ¢â‚¬?
Matosek says the problems of daily survival Haiti, which have gained international attention in the past few weeks arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t new to moist Haitians.
ACT Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ever sinceÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Send those people to those schoolsÃ¢â‚¬?
Matsoukek says that because of the location of the places he works in Haiti, the people are not so affected by the countries political policies.
ACT Ã¢â‚¬Å“but usually whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s happenedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦neutral issue for themÃ¢â‚¬?
But what about Jean Paul Aristide?
ACT Ã¢â‚¬Å“in 1991Ã¢â‚¬Â¦.expectations, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t knowÃ¢â‚¬?
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