Saturday, April 17, 2010

Haiti schools reopen for 1st time since quake

The official reopening of schools among the ruins of Haiti's capital brought unbridled joy Monday to students like 12-year-old Moris Rachelle.
After nearly three months on the streets with nothing to do but help her mother look after two younger brothers, Moris wore white ribbons in her hair as she ran, laughed and hugged friends she had not seen since the Jan. 12 catastrophic earthquake.
"All my friends are here," she gushed, smiling broadly. "I'm happy they are not under the rubble."
Registration for the academic year provided a major step toward normalcy for Haiti's children, and offered the first sense for how many of them have survived....

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