New York, NY – President Bill Clinton will travel to Haiti today. While there, he will meet with President Préval and Prime Minister Bellerive. Both meetings are closed press. Later in the day, he will meet with Haitian Government ministers, as well as with United Nations staff. Both are closed. In the afternoon, he and PM Bellerive will host a meeting with the private sector.
On Friday, President Clinton will travel to Léogâne, where he will attend the groundbreaking for a Clinton Foundation commitment announced last month, in Léogâne. The École Communautaire Sainte Thérèse de Darbonn will be the site of the first project to benefit from the Clinton Foundation’s $1 million donation for disaster preparedness and hurricane safety. The new structure will serve as both a communal shelter during storms and as a school . The donation was announced on President Clinton’s last visit to Haiti, on June 1, 2010, and was approved by the Board Members of the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission (IHRC). President Clinton will also announce the commitment of additional resources by other organizations for the development of more communal shelters. Later in the day, President Clinton will visit an agriculture and alternative energy project in Léogâne.