Please write a letter to:
1. Demand that this illegal attempt to seize SOPUDEP’s school property by the Mayor’s office in Petion-Ville stop immediately.
2. Demand that the legal rights of this important institution be respected according to the 12-year lease negotiated with the Haitian national government in 2000.
3. Demand that all acts of intimidation and coercion by the Mayor’s office in Petion-Ville to seize the SOPUDEP school halt immediately.
Email your letters to the school’s director, Rea Dol. She will make copies and hand deliver them. Email your letters to:
Madame Rea Dol, Director SOPUDEP School firstname.lastname@example.org
Honorable Lydie Clark Parent
Mayor of Petion-Ville
Dear Madame Parent,
It has come to my attention that on July 28, 2008 your office issued a 8 day eviction notice to the SOPUDEP school located in morne Lazarre. As a supporter of this important institution I demand that their rights be respected and the school be allowed to continue without further intervention.
The SOPUDEP school has a 12-year lease on its current location that has been respected by previous administrations at the local and national level in Haiti. They have worked closely with the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Education to insure that
SOPUDEP school conforms to all the codes necessary for operating the school.
In closing, we are aware of statements you have made in the past concerning the importance of helping the poor in Haiti and the
community. We ask that you recognize the value of the service provided by the SOPUDEP school to Petion-Ville’s poorest and most
vulnerable school age children. Please respect the legal rights of the SOPUDEP school and honor the 12-year lease negotiated with the government in 2000.