Project Location: Roseaux, Haiti
Project Type: Education/Water
Project Code: HHS0520
Background: Haiti South sponsor site was established in 1998 and currently has 1330 children split among five sub-sites.
Chalice partners with the Missionaries of the Annunciation - Sowers of Hope, in the communities around the city of Jérémie under the direction of Br. Marcelin Henri. Through the support of sponsors and donors, Chalice and our local partners focus on education, nutrition, and livelihood. Members of the staff work with four nurses who deliver training to families on disease prevention (typhoid, malaria, HIV/AIDS), hygiene, and balanced nutrition. In the wake of the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Chalice has supported several reconstruction projects throughout the area.
Immaculate Conception of Roseaux School is a large school run by Reverend Father Ruiny Joseph with 900 students (83 sponsored). The auditorium and the toilet block are in deplorable condition - the girls' washroom facilities are in the worst condition with no water or electricity. The doors and windows are broken and the auditorium roof is completely rusted and leaks.
Project Objective: This project will replace the auditorium roof and install solar electricity for the auditorium. The doors and windows will also be replaced; washroom walls and flooring will be upgraded, and a new roof will be installed for the girls' showers. Rainwater collection gutters and a cistern will be installed and the auditorium and toilet block will be painted. These necessary repairs will ensure a proper hygienic environment is provided to the students and staff, to promote health and a better teaching and learning environment for everyone.
This project will benefit the 900 students in the school (83 sponsored), 210 sponsored children who live in the area but don't attend this school and 2400 non-sponsored community members who live close to the school and use the facilities.
Budget in Canadian Funds: $42,823.00
Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other community projects/programs that may arise.
Immaculate Conception School Repairs, Haiti
- Category: Community Projects