For the past three years, students at Bartow International Baccalaureate adopted a village in Haiti. And when children there made necklaces with a Haitian coin on it, students here sold it, raised about $4,000 and sent it back to them.
It went toward building a school in the mountain town of Damye, where the illiteracy rate is 80 percent. While it didn’t completely fund the school, previously there was no school there for the 300 students. Now there is a building where six classes can be held.
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