Yesterday a group of us went on a tour of Port Au Prince by taxi. As you can see by the pictures, the devestation is horrible. We witnessed people bathing in the street and sleeping under pieces of canvass.
One of our colleagues from Colombia told us that over 4500 students and faculty were killed when the university and several schools collapsed in the earthquake. This is an entire future generation of educated Haitains who no longer will be able to help bring Haitai out of it’s impoverished state.
The tour made us all appreciate how fortunate we are to live in the US. In addition, we each agreed that the problems we face day to day in our personal lives pale in comparison to what the present and future holds for the Haitain people. The people and images we each experienced will last with us forever.