Waterloo-Oxford DSS is keeping the people of Haiti in mind.
The school organized a benefit night on Jan. 20 to support rebuilding efforts in the shattered country. The night raised over $600 to help Free the Children build schools in the nation devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
The W-O library came alive Thursday night with music, drama, and food. The event mirrored another from one year ago, when students and staff organized a Haiti Benefit Night which raised over $3000 raised for relief shortly after the earthquake hit.
A year later, Waterloo-Oxford students are revisiting their commitment to Haiti. The event was organized by W-O’s Charities Committee and Students Without Borders.
Attendees had a chance to learn about how rebuilding efforts are proceeding. Parts of a documentary were shown that help to explain why, a year later, Haiti is still far from rebuilt.
“This year, we’re less about the money than trying to understand what is going on there,” says Ash Baer, student organizer.