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"If we want that the Haitian art remains at the level that existed until now, thanks to the Centre d'Art, the institution must live again..." declared Axelle Liautaud, a member of the board of the Centre d'Art, this week, on the sidelines of the presentation of the project of rescue of the Centre, launched in September 2010.
Los estudiantes haitianos intentan normalizar su vida escolar y superar el trauma del terremoto que asol el pas caribeo hace tres meses con ayuda del deporte y actividades artsticas, mientras se reconstruye el tejido educativo.
Haitian students are trying to take their school life back to normal and to overcome the trauma caused by the earthquake that that devastated this Caribbean country three months ago with the aid of sports and artistic activities.
Haitians have celebrated Carnival through dictatorships, military coups and bloodshed. Popular belief was that if a government failed to deliver on Carnival, it was sure to fall, said Marie Laurence Lassegue, Haiti's minister of culture and information. But this year, the three-day festival has been canceled.
UNESCO has called for a ban in the trade and transfer of cultural goods and artifacts from Haiti. As Agence France-Presse reports, the specialized branch of the UN Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization will be taking an active role in the struggle to prevent the countrys heritage being pillaged in the wake of the devastating earthquake of January 12.
In an attempt to secure Haitis cultural heritage following the earthquake that devastated the nation last month, Irina Bokoa, the director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has called on the bodys Security Council to pass a measure banning the sale of Haitian art and artifacts.