Students’ Project Remains Undelivered In Haiti

Nearly a dozen students from Mother McAuley High School were honored Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but their project remains undelivered in Haiti.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, they are being given the President’s Environmental Youth Award for building a solar-powered biodiesel fuel processor for the people in a village in Haiti.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports

The processor takes oil from a plant that is plentiful in Haiti, and turns it into biodiesel fuel that can run farm machinery.

The students have also included solar-powered LED lighting for a school in the town of Pichon.

But there is a problem. All of the students’ offerings have remained on a dock in Port-au-Prince since August of last year.

“Now we’re kind of being held hostage by the corrupt government – this is my take on it – who wants like $4,000 to release the contents of our shipping container,” said teacher-advisor Roz Iasillo.

Adds student Eileen O’Donnell, “It’s definitely upsetting that our hard work isn’t being put into use right now, but I’m sure it will eventually be utilized.”

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School is located at 3737 W. 99th St.

  • So what's new?

    The black people in Haiti are sitting on their ar$es waiting for some white soft ball to come and put it together. You don’t expect them dto do any work do you? Look at New Orleans. They are still waiting for some one to come and fix things for them.

  • DefHence

    And you are sitting on your @$$Eating Cheeze balls and pizza and cses of bear
    We re all waiting to see tou take a bath and change your underwear more often.

  • DefHence

    Good work students . I am only hoping they don t do that to paerishable items. Now that haiti has a new President if he s aware which i am sure that he is already would release those shipments off the docks immediately. But also people have to remember that in every country a certain kind of tax or taxes will be applied at customs . I am sure they do that in every or most countries . The law is the law but at the same time in a situation like haitinothing should be held back there is no time for holding anything back Law or not.

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