Here is an update from Parish Relations Coordinator John Stone regarding the construction of our new secondary school!
Due to the inability of concrete trucks getting up the mountain to our village, so laying concrete is a manual effort. Deacon Ben Johnston, Chairman of HOP, indicated that it took about 100 local Haitians to mix and hand carry buckets of concrete up ladders. They were paid about $9.00 U.S. per 12 hour day, which is more than the prevailing and fair wage in Haiti. Ben, upon returning, indicated how wonderful it was to be able to employ so many locals. He was thanked by most of them for not only providing them with jobs but the first opportunity for their children to go to a college. Ben estimates that this phase of the school will eventually enroll 4-500 students.