First, information about Rea Dol and her SOPUDEP school is at http://www.sopudep.org. There is an address whereby Americans can contribute in a tax-deductible way. Aside from supporting the school, there’s also a program to sponsor graduates when they go to college. I should also say that there’s a tendency to want to help the individual children in my column, so Darline may get lots of offers of help–but remember that it was quite arbitrary that I chose Darline to write about as opposed to so many others. Indeed, in my first draft of this column, I began with an entirely different girl, Love, whose situation may be even worse than Darline’s. So don’t just focus on the one individual but rather on the initiatives like SOPUDEP that help many kids.
I also mention Sakala, the program in Cite Soleil run by Daniel Tillias–which was a surprise because Daniel was my interpreter on a previous trip to Haiti. He said that he finds it more rewarding to bring literacy to people than to interpret for journalists, so bravo to him. via – NYTimes.com.