On August 14, 2021 the southern peninsula of Haiti – specifically the 3 departments of the South, Nippes and Grand-Anse – was hit hard by an earthquake leaving a heavy toll of loss of human life and considerable material damage. Thousands of people are injured and many survivors are trapped under concrete slabs, thus requiring an urgent need for emergency aid.
Haiti Futur has not counted any deaths among its local teams. However, there has been report of serious damage in the buildings housing our partner schools.
As we did after the passage of Hurricane Matthew in 2016, we want to bring our contribution to the reconstruction of the schools in the South by quickly mobilizing the teams. An on-site team has begun to undertake some actions on the priority issue of access to drinking water. (see photos below)
The tasks for the coming days will consist of:
- Making an inventory of the damage in the partner schools of Haiti Futur all over the South and estimate the work to be carried out.
- Helping to rehabilitate some thirty schools before the start of the school year. We will give priority to schools where the work can be carried out quickly in order to possibly be able to welcome, in the afternoon, students from nearby schools.
- Strengthening our support for schools that are already partners in the digital education program with the Interactive Board.
Once again, we must bounce back by building better.
Thank you in advance for your support, you can support us by donating at: https://givebutter.com/2021-haiti-earthquake
Below some photos from the distribution of 550 gallons of water to 111 families in Picot (2nd section of Camp Perrin) in partnership with the school MEBSH from Picot, on Aug 16th.