Project Location: Grand Bassin, Haiti North
Project Type: Community Development
Project Code: HHN0719
Background: The Haiti North sponsor site was established in 2002 by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of New Brunswick.
The site has over 1800 sponsored children split between two sub-sites. Haiti North is a very well managed site, having achieved excellent operational and financial reports over the past couple of years.
The mission of the site is to improve the quality of life, encourage social responsibility, and promote cultural sharing through the creation of opportunities for dialogue and building of relationships for the spiritual, social, and cultural development in the community.
This community project is to replace the dilapidated outdoor bathroom facilities used by 505 students and teachers, as well as patients of the Grand Bassin medical clinic, which is located near the school. The current latrines are old and falling apart and highly unsanitary, with no handwashing stations. Ecole Notre Dame de Lourdes educates students from kindergarten to grade nine.
During Chalice's November 2018 Medical Mission Trip to Haiti, the Ecole Notre Dame de Lourdes School and Grand Bassin medical clinic were two locations where mission team participants provided excellent education sessions which included a focus on hygiene and the importance of handwashing. It was during the medical mission trip that discussions and planning began for this project when it was obvious that the children of the school and patients of the clinic need proper facilities.
Project Objectives: This project will provide 505 children and teachers from kindergarten to grade 9 and patients of the Grand Bassin medical clinic with a safe and sanitary bathroom facility to stop the spread of preventable illness.
The newly constructed block will include facilities for female and male students, as well as a separate washroom/shower facility for staff. Electrical and plumbing will enhance the new facility by providing opportunity for proper hand and body sanitation.
Budget in Canadian Funds: $36,618.
Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other Community Projects that may arise.
Latrines at Ecole Notre Dame de Lourdes, Haiti
- Category: Community Projects