As part of large-scale disaster relief efforts following the Janaury 2010 earthquake that devastated much of Haiti, Operation USA rebuilt the destroyed public school, Ecole Nationale Jacob Martin Henriquez, in Jacmel. This public primary school now serves 900 students grades K-7 who couldn’t otherwise afford to go to school.
Rebuilt as a nine-building school complex, the campus now includes a soccer field, basketball court, library and computer lab. An on-site cafeteria provides each student a free daily meal—for many of the school’s students, the only guaranteed meal they may eat each day.
Opened in the Fall of 2011, the school just finished its first year!!
However... Now, after a year of wear-and-tear, the classrooms need new furniture...
Designed for 450 kids, the new campus was so popular, we are now hosting two school sessions a day. But 900 kids a day have given our classroom furniture a workout! Operation USA is planning on giving the campus a clean-up and a new coat of paint this summer--and we would like to be able to also replace all of the classroom furniture before the new school year begins.
Please help us raise funds to kick off Year Two!
We are looking to furnish all 15 classrooms -- with 25 benches per class. All of our school furniture is built locally in Jacmel. So we have the added bonus of helping the local economy while furnishing the school.
We thank you for your support!!
Team Haiti at Operation USA