Rory in Haiti This is a photo of me and 6 year old Daphnie Pierre who I met during a visit to her school in Haiti last June. Daphnie and the other two hundred or so children that attend this UNICEF supported school in Port au Prince all live in the nearby camp for displaced families following the terrible earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010.
The teacher told me that it’s only since the school was set up by UNICEF and its partners after the earthquake, that most of the children are getting their very first chance to go to school. The children I met that morning are the lucky ones, because right now in Haiti, nearly fifty per cent of children still don’t get the chance to go to school.
Rory McIlroy Unicef from FUSIO on Vimeo.
This November, I’m proud to be supporting UNICEF Ireland’s ‘Just One’ Euro Appeal. UNICEF Ireland wants everyone to donate just €1 to UNICEF and if you’re living in the Republic of Ireland you can do this right now, simply by texting EURO to 57501.
That €1 you donate can supply copybooks and pens for two children. So by donating just €1 to UNICEF today, you can help keep children like Daphnie in school. That €1 will mean for children like Daphnie and thousands of children like her in Haiti and across the world, the chance to break the cycle of illiteracy and poverty is kept alive.
Thank you for your support.
UNICEF Ireland Ambassador