A humanitarian program at SUNY Broome Community College is being postponed due to logistical issues.

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College President Kevin Drumm says unfortunately, the logistics for travel for the upcoming 2020 Health for Haiti Winter Term class are too difficult due to a gas shortage in the country for the program to happen this year.

Drumm says its hoped that problem will subside in the near future so the program that provides health and dental care to rural communities in the country can resume.

The four-credit interdisciplinary course was launched in January 2014 and has provided humanitarian assistance to impoverished areas of Haiti while students are exposed to the dynamics between poverty, education and health care.

Health for Haiti is still holding fundraising for ongoing work in Grande Saline to provide clean water, education, solar energy and other services to the rural community.

A pancake fundraiser is being held Sunday, November 10 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s on Front Street.  Tickets are $7 dollars.  The annual bowling tournament is canceled but the 50-50 raffle is still going on.  The tickets are $5 with the drawing December 7.

Contact Professor Jennifer Musa at musajm@sunybroom.edu for breakfast or raffle tickets.


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