Arts
8:18 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Looking Towards the Future: Revisiting Zanmi Beni Orphanage in Haiti

Zanmi Beni came into being as a result of the 2010 earthquake. That natural disaster registered a devastating 7.0 on the Richter Scale, took an estimated 159,000 lives and left countless others homeless. The earthquake also made it impossible for the Port-au-Prince hospital to continue housing the 38 orphans who were abandoned at birth and contained there for their entire lives. The Haitian children and their struggles had a profound impact on UNC School of the Arts teacher Jonathan Milner and his family. WFDD intern Kathleen Coker has this story.

This afternoon, Friday, September 20 at 5:00 pm, UNC School of the Arts teacher Jonathan Milner will be sharing images and stories from their summer trip to Zanmi Beni orphanage in Haiti in Crawford Hall on the UNCSA campus. They’ll also be launching their 2014 Haiti program, thanking supporters, and answering questions from the audience. 

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