New school appeal for earthquake-hit Haiti
The campaign to raise the 150,000 required to build a new school in the capital Port au Prince is being spearheaded by the city council and Mary's Meals, the Argyll-based charity which sets up school-feeding projects for impoverished children.
Earlier this year, in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, a total of 25,000 was raised by the people of Dundee for Mary's Meals which was already involved in school-feeding projects in Haiti before the earthquake struck.
Provost Letford said: "Through the work of the Disaster Relief Fund (Dundee) and our connections with Mary's Meals we have already donated some money to Haiti, but re-building the damaged infrastructure takes more time and effort.
"Mary's Meals was involved in projects to attract pupils to school in Haiti by providing a daily meal. But since the earthquake there is no proper facility for the children to come to.
"That is why I am asking every Dundonian to make whatever contribution they can to the Disaster Relief Fund (Dundee) to help us raise the 150,000 needed to build a new school."