Haiti launches initiative to spruce up slums, provide opportunities – News – JamaicaObserver.com

Haiti-house_w445“This programme is part of our efforts to fight extreme poverty and reduce hunger,” Lamothe told the Haitian website, HCNN.

“Our goal is to empower the youth and the vulnerable so they may have the tools they need to develop their communities and live in a more dignified way,” said Lamothe, who was accompanied by the Minister of Social Affairs, Charles Jean-Jacques.

A number of young people have welcomed the initiative with 22-year-old Michael Madelin saying that he intends to use the Internet labs to do research.

“Previously, I had to go for miles from here and I often did not have money to offer myself the service,” he added.

The Government-sponsored programme will be extended to other poor neighbourhoods in the capital as well as southern and northern regions.

The Government said it intends to build 90 community restaurants and so far 32 have been constructed, providing subsidised meals at a cost of US$0.25 cents. via – JamaicaObserver.com


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