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Shelene Bryan and Skip1.org Help Build Kitchen for Haitian Orphans
Date:6/26/2010

A school in the Dominican Republic cares for about 100 Haitian children, mostly refugees and orphans who go all day without eating. Shelene Bryan and Skip1.org are about to change that.

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2010 -- Last October Shelene Bryan and her Skip1 team of volunteers were deep inside Haiti and the Dominican Republic delivering food packages to very poor, very hungry, children throughout several schools and orphanages. Little did they know, the living conditions that seemed already unbearable were about to get much worse.

After the January 12, 2010 earthquake Shelene Bryan, founder of Skip1.org, was determined to return to the schools and orphanages they visited in October. Thoughts of the children she had met being in even worse conditions haunted her. On May 24th her fears were put at ease. Shelene and the Skip1 team returned to find the schools and orphanages in tact and all of the children safe.

But now new problems were added to old ones. There were even more orphans to care for. Many had been moved from Port au Prince to safer areas, including inside the Dominican Republic. One school in particular, Lumbrera de Caballona in Santiago, now had over 100 children sharing three small classrooms. Worst of all, most of these children go through the day unfed. No breakfast, no lunch. Some are lucky to even get a meal at night. The Skip1 volunteers brought the children lunch the day of their visit. It was the first meal served at the school since it opened over three years ago. The teachers shared how the children often struggle to focus and learn because they are so hungry. The school had been trying to gather enough money to build a kitchen on site, but f
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