Haiti Deployment – February 2017
A team of DARTs has returned to Haiti to check on the progress with our in-country partner on rebuilding homes and to distribute more water filters following the assessment visit in October 2016. There were 472 additional water filters delivered to 21 sites.
The DARTs have also identified a number of potential locations that would benefit from having large capacity water filters installed e.g. in hospitals, schools, community centres etc. Details below of some of the sites visited:
Camp de la Grace: An established community centre providing accomodation, a church and sporting facilities for a number of community groups. This includes accomodation for seven orphans from the 2010 earthquake.
Timkatec Vocational School: Located in Petion-Ville and managed by Father Simon, this centre provides training in trade skills such as plumbing, electrical work and masonry for young people.
Hospital Bienfaisance de Pignon: This 65 bed hospital in the central plateau of Haiti serves a population of 33,000 with comprehensive facilities including dentistry. It also acts as a teaching hospital for medical professions, technicians and nurses. It offers free treatment for those who do not have the means to pay.
College de la Grace: Established in 1993 as the first secondary school in Pignon, this school provides a range of subjects from Kindergarten to Year 13. Some alumni have gone on to further their studies and returned to the college as educators.