Finishing the last bit of digging
The Classique School survived the earthquake undamaged. As one of the only surviving schools in the community, it has been inundated with children wanting to attend classes. The school’s director also allows many of the children in local orphanages attend for free.
But in attending, the children were facing health risks because of the flooding which affected the property.
Working with our local partners, GrassRoots United, and the school’s staff, we engaged international and Haitian volunteers to dig a large drain and relieve the flooding on the school’s property.
As there is very little working sanitation in the area, the mud also contained human faeces. Many of the children do not have shoes, so there was a risk of them contracting a waste borne illness. The standing water also provided a haven for mosquitoes which carry malaria and dengue.
The school also hosts a vocational training school which was severely affected by the earthquake. We hope that this drainage project will be the first step toward helping the vocational training school get back on its feet.
To learn more about our local partners here in Haiti visit them online at www.grassrootsunited.org