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Bill Clinton Focuses on Haiti Education Help

Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 07:45 AM

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — As he prepares to help oversee $5 billion in reconstruction spending in Haiti, former president Bill Clinton paints a challenging but hopeful picture. There's much to do: Haitians displaced by the magnitude-7 earthquake in January need sturdy housing, nutritious food and clean water, to name the basics.

But Clinton also says higher education will be a top priority.

On his preliminary to-do list: help pay tuition for private university students whose families were hurt, killed or lost jobs when the quake hit; recruit faculty to Haiti to teach; and rebuild the universities. Just four of the public University of Haiti's 13 campuses escaped serious structural damage, Clinton says.

"We've got to get those colleges open again," he told a crowd of student activists at the third annual Clinton Global Initiative University, which wrapped up Sunday at the University of Miami.

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. — As he prepares to help oversee $5 billion in reconstruction spending in Haiti, former president Bill Clinton paints a challenging but hopeful picture. There's much to do: Haitians displaced by the magnitude-7 earthquake in January need sturdy housing, nutritious food and clea
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