Students raise money for immigrants and orphans

Western Today staff
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 9:33am

Students of Fairhaven College's Class Race, Culture and Society In the Latin Caribbean class at Western Washington University have raised more than $3,500 in funds for MUDHA (El Movimiento de Mujeres Dominico-Haitiana), an organization that works directly with Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic and with orphans within Haiti. The MUDHA organization is composed of and run by Dominican-Haitian women who provide education, health and legal services for Haitian women and children in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

The FC-337 class was conducted in spring quarter with Western students studying and residing within the Dominican Republic. The students of the Fairhaven class raised funds over the course of the winter quarter to provide MUDHA with support for their many efforts. They also worked directly in a batey (sugar plantation) over two weekends with Haitian children and provided them with snacks, sports equipment and books while engaging them in activities such as dance, mural painting, music and literacy exercises.