Corbett Prep Sends Shirts to Students at L’Ecole du Village in Haiti
May 13, 2013 (Tampa, FL) – Students at L’Ecole du Village in Haiti held on tightly to their gently-worn Independent Day School Corbett Campus (IDS-CC) shirts. To these students, the shirts are as good as new.
Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, formerly known as Independent Day School, sent the first of several planned shipments of school shirts last month. The L’Ecole du Village students were so proud of their shirts, when they put them on for a picture, they didn’t want to take them off. The 132 students also wanted to be sure they could take the shirts home.
L’ Ecole du Village is a small community school on Ile-A-Vache, a small primitive island south of the mainland of Haiti, that serves students from PreK-5th grade. Ile-A-Vache is accessible only by a half-hour’s ride in a small motorboat, so supplies are scarce and the school system struggles to meet students’ needs.
When Corbett Prep Head of School Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman heard of the school’s needs from Charmant Theodore, a native of Haiti and a friend of Corbett Prep, she immediately saw a connection.
Corbett Preparatory School of IDS had recently changed its name to honor Cornelia Corbett and the Corbett family, longtime advocates and supporters of the school. The IDS-CC shirts needed a new home, and Corbett Prep families were happy to help.
“What a joy to be able to share and make connections with others around the world!” exclaimed Dr. Swarzman. “This is just the beginning.”