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N. Carolina Governor's School East Haiti School Service Project

Location: North Carolina, USA
Press Release to the Choral World: North Carolina Governor’s School East Haiti School Service Project
submitted by Paul Carey
The 32 gifted choral students at the North Carolina Governor’s School East (  ) led by composer/conductor Paul Carey and the French class of NC Governor’s School East directed by Lesley Curtis are raising funds to help a school in Haiti called Korebel which is in dire need of help. Their building was destroyed in the January earthquake and they are hoping that the NC Governor’s School East choral music and French students can donate school supplies for their 200 students (pictures of the Korebel students, the ruins of the school, and efforts to keep teaching the children amidst the runs can be viewed by clicking ).
This summer the choral classes of NC Governor’s School East have been singing Haitian folk music from Ethan Sperry’s world music series at earthsongs and the French classes have been studying Haitian Creole. This project is an attempt to make the students exposure to Haitian culture also reap benefits for the people of this Haitian school in a very tangible way

When the NC Governor’s School is able to raise donations to purchase the school supplies needed they will also write personal notes to the people at the school, and also record their performance of Haitian music and place CDs in the packages as well.

Here is how you can help this project by making a donation (hopefully a bit before we finish the session July 24th): donation checks should be written to “NC Governor's School East" and put "Haiti school supplies" on the memo line.

Mail your contribution ASAP (any size appreciated) to:

Dr. Michael McElreath
NC Governor’s School East
3800 Hillsborough Av
Raleigh, NC
For a more in depth discussion of this project visit