May 23, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College men's basketball assistant coach Bob Simon will travel to Haiti from May 26-31 with Fr. James Cuddy and eight Providence College students to perform mission work on the The Haitian Project, Inc. The group is part of Providence College's Campus Ministry program. The students will perform mission work and help in the construction on the Louverture Cleary School.
"I am excited about this opportunity to be able to travel to Haiti with Fr. Cuddy and the PC students to assist in the construction project at Louverture Clearly School," Simon said. "I think all of us will gain an incredible perspective on their community and what they face in their everyday lives. This is a special opportunity for all of us."
The Haitian Project is a non-profit Catholic Mission which supports and operates the Louverture Cleary School. The Haitian Project was founded in the early 1980s by St. Joseph's Parish in Providence, R.I. to provide humanitarian aid and relief to the people of Haiti. The Louverture Cleary School is a Catholic, co-educational boarding school in Haiti that educates and nurtures academically talented and motivated students from Haitian families who cannot afford the cost of their children's education in order to maximize their potential and enable them to work toward building a Haiti where justice and peace thrive.
Friar fans can follow the work of Coach Simon and the Providence College students following their mission trip with photos and a story at friars.com.