The school is located in one of the most disadvantaged areas of Port-Au-Prince/Haiti. In 2010, the schools were unfortunately destroyed by the earthquake, as were large parts of Port-au-Prince. Thanks to the help of numerous donors and initiatives, the construction of two earthquake-proof schools in 2013 could be funded. Since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in July 2021, criminal gangs have dominated life in Haiti, especially in the areas in and around Port-Au-Prince. Since then, schools have become even more not only a place of learning but also a place where children can safely play and find peace, giving them some structure.
School furniture and materials for St. Emma School
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By equipping the school with new school furniture, this project will contribute to making the school feel like a safe place for students. Since the school’s population is increasing yearly, new benches, desks, and chairs are urgently required.
The beneficiaries of this project will be 500 students, 50 teachers, and other staff. However, if the security situation becomes too risky for the children and staff, the school will sometimes close for a few days. As the St. Emma School is a permanent educational institution, the investment adds long-term value for the school children even when schools are closed temporarily. The school equipment is manufactured locally (except for the chairs for the kindergarten, which are made of plastic). Therefore not just the children at school will benefit from this project but also the local workers.
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