THE REHABILITATION PROGRAM
After the devastating impacts of Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 ,Haïti Futur took as one of its primary objective the undertake and the management of the rehabilitation of 40 schools to quickly allow children to regain their normal daily school setting.
Undertake and manage the rehabilitation of 40 schools: 20 schools in the town of Camp Perrin, 10 in Maniche and 10 in Abricots
Schools selection criteria:
To facilitate the maximum number of students to quickly find their way to school, Haïti Futur established 3 criteria for the selection of schools to be rehabilitated, regardless of their public or private status:
- The number of classes: the large institutions servicing the largest students capacity will be rehabilitated first.
- The level of damage: the least damaged schools will be prioritized
- Geographic distribution, to prevent any school in rural l section from being harmed or left out
Coordination with state authorities and NGOs
The Haïti Futur program was presented to the Director of the Education Department , Mr. Jean Miller Dorval, and to the Mayor of Camp Perrin, Mr. Enor Tilus, to the Mayor of Maniche, Mr. Jean David Brinard and to the mayor of Abricots.
The consistency in the selection of schools is ensured thru regular meetings with the academic inspector of the communes of Camp Perrin and Maniche, Mr. Jolivert Pierre
Coordination is also carried out with other organizations involved in the rehabilitation of schools in the commune, such as UNICEF or Save The Children, to avoid duplicated interventions.
Scope of the School Rehabilitation Work
Due to the urgency, Haïti Futur will rehabilitate only schools whose walls are intact. Work will focus on the frame and roof of the buildings. Thanks to the expertise of the program partners, the works will significantly strengthen the building structure by correcting the initial construction errors.
Engagement taken by rehabilitated schools
In return for the rehabilitation works carried out by Haiti Futur, schools will have to commit to accommodate students from another damaged institution by allowing a second shift in the afternoon. In this way, by rehabilitating 40 schools, students from 80 schools will be able to gradually resume classes
Support to help restart local economic activities
Through this program, Haiti Futur also aims to support the recovery of the local economy by relying on the local private sector. Carpenters and skill workers of the communes of Camp Perrin, Maniche and Apricots will be engaged to carry out these projects
Training on a school-site
The carpenters recruited for this program will receive training on structural reinforcement techniques from the teachers of the Don Bosco Salesian vocational high school in Les Cayes. It will consist of a theory and a hands on trainings at a school site. This training will give access to a certificate issued by the Salesian Don Bosco professional high school in Les Cayes.
The program’s stakeholders agreed that the MEBSH school in Picot will be the site of the schoolyard. The rehabilitation works will focus on the building of 9 classrooms, and on one of the two sanitary buildings
To carry out this program, Haiti Futur has established resourceful partnerships:
Salesian high school Don Bosco in Les Cayes, to train bosses on the best construction techniques,
Jean Sprumont, founder of Camp Perrin School Workshops, as a technical expert on seismic and paracyclonic constructions,
PROTOS, for the rehabilitation of latrines and water supply points that the organization had set up in schools,
OXFAM, specialized in crisis management, for the rapid supply of construction materials to the extent of its stocks.
COST AND FINANCING BY LOCALITY
The total cost of the program is 290 000 €
Locality of Camp Perrin
20 schools to repair : 20 x 7500 €
Locality of Maniche
10 schools to repair : 10 x 7500 €
Locality of Abricots (for the Fondation: Paradis des Indiens)
Assistance provided to rehabilitate 10 schools
Creation of 20 training videos
Creation of training content for hurricane proof construction (videos)