Montrouis school toasts the future
Collège Mixte Le Bon Berger, Montrouis, experienced a convergence of revelry and hope over the weekend with a dedication ceremony before the Christmas break. All the students and teachers are excited to return to a brand new school building in the New Year. With the completion of the first phase of Collège Mixte Le Bon Berger, 800 kids will be back in school as well as providing construction training to Haitians creating skilled jobs.
A big thank you to the students and teachers of Collège Mixte Le Bon Berger for their support through design and construction, donors of the Haiti School Initiative including Students Rebuild, the Stiller Foundation and others. And we are very proud of all the architects and engineers who worked on this project - a shout out to Gerry Reilly and Jacques Nixon at Architecture for Humanity's Haiti Rebuilding Center and the contractors at Design Action.
[photo essay - images courtesy of Mark Mismash, Dorothy Miller, Cameron Sinclair and Rick Ehlert]
Dot and visitors investigate the classrooms
Interior of yellow/green-themed classroom
Exterior: rear walkway. The wood sticking out is scaffolding for plaster and paint
Students and community members assemble for some words from headmaster Wilson d'Or
Headmaster d'Or commemorates a new future for Montrouis
Jacques and Gerry
Cameron with program partner