Posted by Karl Johnson on Mar 18, 2010
Related program: Haiti Rebuilding Center
Yves, one of our architects on our Haiti team recently paid a visit to Cité Soleil–an extremely impoverished neighborhood of Port-au-Prince–to evaluate the conditions of schools affected by the quake. Of the three schools inspected, two have suffered some damage but can be restored, while a third was found to be extremely hazardous and must be demolished.
Let us remember that more than 4000 classrooms have been destroyed by this tragic earthquake. To allow the future leaders of Haiti the best opportunity to perform it is vital to build educational facilities safe, sustainable and efficient structures.