Haiti School Project was contacted by Aid Still Required in April of 2015 asking for help to build toilets for a small school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Haiti School Project, HSP, is building new toilets for a small school, Mixte Timoun in Waf Jeremie in Partnership with Aid Still Required, ASR. ASR while conducting seminars at the school realized the need for toilets. After contacting a number of NGO’s requesting help to build the toilets and being turned down ASR asked HSP to help build the toilets. HSP submitted plans, budget and a schedule and after many meetings with both the school and ASR construction started. ASR is providing 85% of the funding with the balance provided by HSP.
Waf Jeremie is an area of Port-au-Prince on the waterfront next to Cite Soleil where the poorest of the poor live. Both of these areas are densely populated and have poor to non-existent sanitation and no safe drinking water. Being at sea level the sewage in open canals frequently overflows spreading infection and disease. Bathrooms are corners, walls, alleys and buckets with all human waste ending up in open canals. Safe drinking water is available only by buying.
Mixte Timoun, a small school with kindergarten through 6th grade, was founded by Zachary Pierre to help get children in the area off the streets. The school is constructed out of recycled shipping containers, has 7 classrooms, a small office and an outdoor kitchen. Teachers are present and the children receive one nutritious meal each school day. The new toilets are a wonderful addition to the school.
Before and After
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