Children’s World Impact is financing another school project in Haiti. This will be our third school, with two in Haiti and one in connection with the widows’ project in Ghana, Africa. We are extremely excited to be working with Schools4Haiti, another 501(c)(3) organization. Schools4Haiti has 4 different locations in the central plateau of Haiti, where they support children. Each of these locations operates a school, supplying a free education to almost 1,000 children and employing principals, teachers, and other various staff who run the schools. In addition, two of the locations house orphans.
While there is a school at each location, students meet in makeshift structures at two of the locations. The school building in the city of Desarmes is currently a metal roof that is held up by wooden posts with tattered tarps for walls. The Haitian who began this school, Pastor Arnold Saint Louis, has had the dream of building a permanent structure for quite some time. Land has been purchased and a plan has been developed. Children’s World Impact is excited to be making this dream a reality.
July 2016-Ground breaking takes place on school location site.
Early August-Foundation of first wing is constructed by hand.
Late August-Foundation is completed and ready for pouring of concrete floor.
September-Cement floor is poured, employing over 50 Haitian workers.
October-Walls begin going up.
November-Walls and portico beams are completed.
December-Roof is installed on first wing of school.
January 2017-Plastering is completed, inside and out.
January-Doors are installed on first wing classrooms.
February-First wing receives a coat of paint.
February-Foundation for second half of school is completed.
March-Walls go up on second wing.
The completed school will have two wings, with 4 classrooms in each of the wings. In addition, there will be a small administrative building with room for storage. An open courtyard will connect the two wings. The cost of this structure is close to $80,000. While Children’s World Impact will be financing the construction, all work will be done by Haitian workers and the school will continue to be run by Pastor Arnold. Schools4Haiti will continue to cover all operating costs.
None of this will be possible without your support. Please help us make an impact in Desarmes.