Projects • Danoit Haitian Relief Society

By: Danoit  09-12-2011
Keywords: Water Supply

Arcahaie is a town located north of Port Au Prince. Arcahaie is an impoverished town with no central water supply and sewage system. Most people drink water from dirty wells, from the gutter by the road, or water which collects on the roof of their house. In addition to the disaster of the January 12th earthquake, the residents of Arcahaie were severely impacted by the cholera outbreak.

The Danoit Haitian Relief Society has adopted L’ecole Sainte Maria Goutti Saintard as our sponsor school. Upon arriving at the school we were informed by the principal (Soeur Micheline Bure) of the psychological problems that the students are experiencing as a result of the earthquake as well as the inability of parents to pay tuition and buy school supplies for their children.

This school has been totally destroyed by the January 12th earthquake and a total of sixteen staff members died. The over 400 students are attending school in a tent. The principal’s office is currently under a tarp, which gets wet when it rains. The principal expressed that the school is badly in need of a laptop computer as the only computer the school had got damaged during the earthquake.

The Danoit Haitian Relief Society has sponsored 5 students from L’ecole Sainte Goutti and 7 from other schools in Haiti for the school year 2010-2011. The funding covers tuition, textbooks, uniform, shoes, and stationery for the students.

A common problem the school faces is that students go without food for a day or more and as a result attendance at school is affected. The Danoit Haitian Relief Society began a lunch program at the school since November 2010.

Our wish list for this school:

  • A laptop computer
  • Funding for our sponsored students for the school year 2011-2012

Keywords: Water Supply

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