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Building the Dream: A New School and Cafeteria for Children in Haiti

Construc w:LavaConstruction is underway!   The dream we’ve shared with our partner Na Rive to build a permanent home for the current food and education programs as well as a neighborhood school is becoming a reality.

The project’s Port-au-Prince based construction crew, together with architect, Chuck Newman of Schools for Children of the World, are making great progress and have a goal to complete the kitchen/cafeteria/school building by the end of the year!

And, we are making great progress too in our fundraising for the building. So far, we have raised nearly $700,000 and have about $50,000 left to go.

If you would like to support this exciting project, click here for more information on how to donate.

In the video below, learn more about the vision for the Building the Dream project.

To read more about the need for this school, click here.

The vision:

• To provide a full K-13th school for up to 450 impoverished children, which will support its students in realizing academic standards and certifications while teaching practical vocational skills that will allow them to earn income after graduation—a pressing need expressed by the community.

• To house the current food program and education programs (school scholarships, after-school, and summer camp).

• To serve as a positive, safe hub for people of all ages in the community to come together to learn, solve problems, and celebrate.

It breaks my heart to see children in our community who don’t have the chance to go to school. Building this new school will help us make a critical difference in the lives of more children. It will transform this community.

–Lavarice Gaudin, Na Rive‘s Program Director