Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is making major moves. As the organization is gearing up to celebrate it’s 100th year anniversary, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Elementary School, The Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre Campus in Cherette, Haiti, is set to open outside of capital city Port-Au-Prince. The organization plans to put a strong focus on providing students with unlimited access to clean water. The sorority’s national president, Cynthia Butler, explained:
We believe that by impacting the lives of young people, we will have a lasting impact for years to come. As a former elementary school teacher, it has been my experience that providing the proper educational tools and creating a positive learning environment is essential to school instruction and enables students to excel in and outside the classroom.”
Partnering with two additional organizations, funds for the elementary school were collected by members of the sorority to support a push for providing clean water for Haitians affected by the earthquake of January 2010. Although the centennial celebration is close, the focus remains on helping others, Butler further stated:
The celebrations planned throughout our centennial year have not deterred us from doing what we were called to do – to serve. Although we no longer see the images of Haiti in the news, the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority have not forgotten the devastated faces of our Haitian brothers and sisters after the earthquake three years ago.
The school is set to open on June 15, 2013. Sweet.
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