Commitment to Action

Rebuilding Schools in Haiti

Commitment by

Concern Worldwide Us

Ferocious hurricanes hit Haiti in August and September 2008 causing serious damage throughout the country, including Saut d'Eau and La Gon?ve Island where Concern has existing programs. In response to this tragedy, Concern Worldwide US secured funding from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation (through the Clinton Global Initiative) in the amount of $125,000 to implement a project to rebuild three schools in Saut d'Eau and six schools on La Gon?ve, serving approximately 1,500 to 1,800 children. Project objectives were met in full. In September 2009, 1,428 children (55% girls) started the new school year in physical structures 'built back better' utilizing the top 10 principles of hurricane safe' building standards. These structures will be able to withstand the inevitable heavy winds and floods that Haiti suffers annually between June and October. The schools also survived the earthquake of January 12th and children in these areas have started to resume their schooling post-earthquake.

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Commitment

Rebuilding Schools in Haiti

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$125,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

HAITI

Commitment by

Concern Worldwide Us

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Jolie-Pitt Foundation