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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Clinton in Haiti to visit projects

Published 18/02/2014 | 06:02

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Bill Clinton visits the Union Des Apotres Prodev School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (AP)

Bill Clinton arrived in Haiti to shine a spotlight on some of the projects that his private foundation has supported to help the country recover from a devastating earthquake in 2010.

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The former US president began the visit yesterday with a tour at a solar-powered primary school in Cite Soleil, a forsaken seaside slum that is one of the Caribbean nation's poorest areas.

The Clinton Foundation helped the Institution Mixte Union des Apotres-Prodev plant trees and a garden, meant to help feed the school's 200 students.

And it helped organise a donation of 64 solar panels by NRG Energy valued at 100,000 US dollars (£60,000).

"This is going to be a complete - not only educational but neighbourhood experience," Mr Clinton told reporters. "It's a good model."

During his visit, he will also tour a training school for Haitian coffee farmers in a remote village as well as a recycling centre and a new clothing manufacturer that invests part of its profits in its employees and their families.

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