Eighteen students left early Jan. 5 for the second annual Winter 2015 Health for Haiti class.
Health for Haiti, created by SUNY Broome professors Maureen Hankin and Jennifer Musa, is the College’s first Global Service Learning Course. The unique course combines a four-credit class with the opportunity to lend a helping hand in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation. While in Haiti, Health for Haiti students will provide health education and services at clinics, support a food distribution program for widows and children, and participate in other initiatives, including three new computer schools that give Haitians access and training in technology. This year, they’ll also participate in two new projects – a water filtration system and an expanded computer school – in a remote area named Grande-Saline.