Groundbreaking at Academie Timoun

Groundbreaking at Academie Timoun

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Sep 24, 2011
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All our coverage has led up to this celebratory day:

Client and Haiti Partner John Engle captures a very joyous (and well-attended!) groundbreaking ceremony for the Haiti Partners' Children's Academy in Bawonsya.

Look out for our own Kate Evarts and Dot @1:50 ! Members of BAR Architects, who co-designed the project, were not able to fly out for the ceremony, but they will be holding a toast at their office in San Francisco to commemorate the occasion.

"It was a beautiful clear day and during the 30 minute ceremony we heard from special advisory to Children’s Academy Mèt Antenor (longtime friend and neighbor and a school principal for more than 20 years), a mother of a child that will attend Children’s Academy, a 14 year old young leader, and Joyce Johnson, Mission Director of Calvary Church. We also of-course heard from WOZO choir, which is made up of children in the surrounding neighborhoods." John reports on the Haiti Partners' blog.

Architect and Design Fellow Kate Evarts surveyed the scene that day. "I think that if I went to school here I'd spend all day looking out the doors and dreaming of what I could be when I grew up," she says. "Maybe I'll come up here and teach a class when school opens!"

Woa, not so fast there Kate!

Top: Community members helps with the presentation boards. Above: Regional Program Manager Eric Cesal (left) talks with John Engle of Haiti Partners.