Global Activism: Local librarian helps rebuild libraries in Haiti

April 14, 2011

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(Courtesy of Deborah Lazar)
Students peruse the shelves of a tent library in Petit Goave, Haiti.
(Courtesy of Deborah Lazar)
Children in a library program in Haiti.
(Courtesy of Deborah Lazar)
Students gather at the tent library in Petit Goave, Haiti.
(Courtesy of Deborah Lazar)
The library in Petit Goave, Haiti was destroyed by the earthquake in January 2010.
(Courtesy of Deborah Lazar)
Deborah Lazar, a New Trier librarian, started Rebuilding Haiti, Rebuilding Dreams.

Each Thursday on Global Activism we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.

Deborah Lazar is a librarian at New Trier High School.  She's been involved with New Trier’s Haiti Project, which has been supporting the St. Joseph School in Petit Goave, Haiti. The school was completely destroyed along with many other buildings during the earthquake that hit the country in January 2010. Deborah has also started another project, Rebuilding Haiti, Rebuilding Dreams, to help reconstruct the libraries that were damaged in the quake, including the library in Petit Goave.

 

Video of the earthquake damage to the National Library of Haiti: