Secondary School Update: Almost finished!
-Classrooms are now complete with final painting underway. -Landscaping work is still to be done which will include a fence! This school will house our 300 secondary students with room for 300 more. All proceeds from the Fierce and Fancy Formals event will go to support the student tuition and teacher salaries of this school so keep up the good work and continue to bring in your donations!
Bouli Clinic Update: The walls are up! The community is involved!
-The clinic walls are complete with roof construction underway.
-Canadian friends of the program are buying windows, doors and furniture to outfit the clinic.
The clinic walls, as you can see above, are very thick for stability. Father David, on his trip in December, said children were helping to gather rocks for the wall by taking their donkeys to the riverbed and bringing them to the clinic site.
“The hike to Bouli is literally breathtaking,” said Sonya Mire. “The view is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, and the trail is a steep, rocky, dried riverbed that goes up forever. Truly mountains beyond mountains as far as the eye can see, with the bluest, blue sky above.”
Although the hike is beautiful, it presents quite the challenge when transporting building materials not easily packed onto donkeys- specifically the 12′ rebar needed for the clinic’s construction. Last month Haitian associate and translator, Johnny, hired 260 men, women and children to carry the 530 rebar up the mountain. With the help of the community and supporters like you, this clinic will be finished in no time. Stay tuned for future construction updates! SELF, or the Solar Electric Light Fund, has a approved the clinic for solar power. Can’t wait to see that unfold!