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21/08/2017 11:01:00

Haiti - Education : 10 months after the passage of Matthew, dozens of schools still not repaired
Nearly 10 months after Hurricane Matthew, many school facilities, destroyed or damaged in the departments of Nippes, Grand-Anse and the South, have still not been rehabilitated, while is fast approaching back to school.

At the end of July, a joint mission consisting of 6 teams of executives of the Social and Economic Assistance Fund (FAES) and the Directorate of School Engineering of the Ministry of Education, was deployed on the ground to produce a technical report on the situation in these departments. The report states that "several dozens of schools are until now in a precarious situation for some and lamentable for others [...]

[...] In general, the schools and communities assessed have suffered extensive damage that has impact for the operation of these schools [...] The effects of this hurricane are visible everywhere and the damage has not yet been repaired. Among the schools evaluated, there are indeed cases of major rehabilitation, minor rehabilitation and relocation (Testasse and nationale St-jean du Sud) and the reconstruction (Testasse, St Jean du Sud, nationale Alexandre Defay, Bernard 1). In some cases, spaces are inappropriate for construction and in other cases, the physical condition of the school is alarming or does not meet any building standards.

President Moses recently said that within the framework of the Caravan of Change, school infrastructures will be rebuilt or rehabilitated, without knowing how many schools are involved or whether they will be ready to welcome students on the day of the back to school , scheduled for September 4th...

The partners, the FAES and the Ministry of Education are working to make schools available for the start of classes...

HL/ SL/ HaitiLibre


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