Haiti – FLASH : Attack of the Canado-Haitian College, significant damage
In a note, Brother Augustin Nelson, the Director of the Collège Canado-Haitien (CCH) condemns in the strongest terms the violent attack, by young student demonstrators in uniform, against the Collège Canado-Haitien whose the institution was the object on September 9.
“The hour is serious, the events that have affected the Collège Canado-Haitien and our entire school community, challenge our civic conscience. Because, the school which was to be a rampart and a source of security for the young people is losing its letters of nobility in our society.”
While deploring “the bankruptcy of the public forces in such a circumstance” Brother Augustin Nelson took the opportunity to thank all those who made themselves available to assist him in the management of this unfortunate situation where, fortunately, no victim was to deplored among our students or among our staff and praised the behavior of the students of the College who refrained from responding to violence with violence
In order to assess the considerable material damage and restore calm in the minds of the entire CCH school community in order to create the climate of serenity necessary for teaching-learning, the college administration announces the suspension until Monday, September 14 2020 of all school activities.
While inviting prayer for a profound change in Haitian society, Brother Augustin Nelson believes that schools must remain “sanctuaries”, spaces of protection for children and young people “Dear compatriots, the violence must stop […] These gratuitous attacks must stop !”