Posted by Karl Johnson on Jan 8, 2013
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Haitian news magazine Tele Metropole last month featured the Elie Dubois school, a historic Port-au-Prince campus recovering from the 2010 earthquake. The school's next phase of construction, sponsored in part by Economic and Social Assistance Fund (FAES) and the Interamerican Development Bank (BID), will renew the two-story historic classroom building that dates back to the early 20th Century.
A large rendezvous between partners and the media took place on campus December 21. With the newly-built cafeteria as a backdrop, everyone talked excitedly about the future of the school - part of which being a new culinary program in partnership with Spanish chef José Andrés.
École Elie Dubois is a girls' vocational school in the heart of Port-au-Prince that will be celebrating its centennial this year. In case you don't speak French, the spot has been translated, following the break.
Watch just that story, or see the news report in its entirety below. The Elie Dubois story starts at 9:06.