Most sororities commit to community service, but it’s great to see that declaration put into action. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will open an elementary school in Haiti on June 15. The school will provide its 300-student population with “an enhanced learning environment and a hands-on global service learning experience” in collaboration with the Delta Research & Educational Foundation and Water in Education International.
Located in Cherette, a remote village south of Port-au-Prince, the actual building includes six classrooms and an administrative building. This groundbreaking event is just one of the ways the organization is celebrating its 100-year anniversary and commitment to public service.
“We believe that by impacting the lives of young people, we will have a lasting impact for years to come. As a former elementary school teacher, it has been my experience that providing the proper educational tools and creating a positive learning environment is essential to school instruction and enables students to excel in and outside the classroom,” says Delta Sigma Theta’s national president Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre.