Provide room and board for Haitian Student

Posted on Aug 5, 2012 in Justice Opportunities, News

The Pittsburgh Haiti Solidarity Committee (HSC) seeks two host families to provide room and board for a student from Haiti’s Bank for the Organized Poor (Fonkoze) who has received a scholarship to study at Duquesne University from mid-August 2012 to early May 2013. Host families provide a room for sleeping and studying to the student and food (not necessarily prepared meals). Fonkoze funds cover the costs for books, health insurance/medical care and a monthly stipend for incidentals. HSC pays transportation costs (monthly bus passes), gives guidance with signing up for courses, keeps in communication with the host family, acts as a liaison with Fonkoze, and provides a cell phone and social support. The commitment from a host family can be for the full year or for one semester only. For more information, contact Joyce Rothermel at 412-271-8414.