Props: Delta Sigma Theta To Open A School In Haiti

June 6, 2013  |  

The ladies of Delta Sigma Theta are making sure they commemorate their centennial anniversary by doing something in line with the foundation of the organization: service. In that spirit, the historically black sorority has partnered with Water in Education International (WEI) to open the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc School, Cynthia M.A. Butler McIntyre campus , in Chérette, Haiti on June 15.

The school is being built so students in this region have access to clean water and education. They’ll rebuild an improved school, adding larger classrooms hand newer technologies. The school which will have unlimited access to clean water, will also promote academic excellence.

Members of Delta Sigma Theta donated money to The Delta Research & Educational Foundation in order to supper the elementary school and provide clean water. Though DST is providing some funding, WEI will have full financial control of the school and its daily operations.

DST’s president, Cynthia M.A. Butler McIntyre, who the school will be named after explained why it was important for the organization to be a part of this project.

“The celebrations planned throughout our centennial year have not deterred us from doing what we were called to do – to serve,” said Delta Sigma Theta’s national president, Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre. “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.”


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