Mikael Silvestre to Build Vocational Training Center in Haiti
- Sunday, June 12, 2011 8:22 PM
RENNES, France - The soccer player, Mikael Silvestre, former French international, will inaugurate this month, in Haiti, a vocational trainingÂ center for carpentry, machinery, technology, which is at its origin and intended to help young Haitians after the earthquake.
"The goal is to tell them we need them, that the country needs them, because foreign aid is coming but now they really puts the tools in the hands for Reconstruction their countries, through training in various trades, " said the player.
"I try to restore some of what I received in my childhood because I had the chance to attend school, learn to read, write, and can be formed at the same time football, the things that many children around the world can not do, "he explains.
"I became interested in the issue of educating children with the birth of my first daughter and then I contacted UNICEF in early 2000. But with them, the action was sporadic, I did act as a spokesperson. There, with the UNESCO, I am invested in projects from start to finish, "he says.
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Source: Le TÃ©lÃ©gramme