During a recent visit to Villard, school director Saimplice informed me that the school we built with all your help is designated as a building of refuge by the government. Director Saimplice went on to me, the school is considered one of the safest buildings in the area and was recently used by over 50 people during Hurricane Irma. In addition to being an extremely safe building, it is also over three feet above ground providing a dry place during flooding.
Thanks to all our supporters, donors and the designers who helped made this project a success and a very special thanks to our volunteer supervisors who came to Haiti at their own expense to help with the school construction.
Our volunteer supervisors were Richard de Campo, David Murray, Scott Poeppel, Allan Cunningham, David Reichow, Fred Ireland, Adam Hall, and Tim Myers.
We have started the construction of the school in Villard!
Tim has been working hard down in Haiti these past few weeks, buying materials and finding good construction managers. He has trained teachers on the latest post-earthquake building techniques and they have begun to pour concrete and are really diving into the construction.
Check out our facebook page for more pictures: facebook.com/haitischoolproject
Thanks for all of your donations and support thus far. We are collecting donations to make sure that construction can continue until the school is finished! Donate now for matching funds and make your donation go twice as far!