Bouvier Mountain community, a six-hour trek deep into the mountains behind Haiti’s capitol of Port au Prince, can be described as a microcosm of all the ills of Haitian rural society: rampant poverty, endemic unemployment, illiteracy, non-existent public services and schooling, and families trying to eke out an existence through simple farming amidst often unsanitary living conditions. Smoky air fills thatched residences. Many Haitians do not have access to electricity or gas stoves for cooking. Most families cook using biomass fuels such as charcoal that release harmful smoke into the air. They often cook inside their unventilated dwellings or temporary tents where this harmful smoke is trapped. According to the World Health Organisation, Haitians suffer many of the highest rates of cardiovascular diseases and cancer in the world. We are pleased to share that we have an incredible staff that has dedicated so much of their time to making this school run smoothly and effectively. We want to introduce you to them!
We welcomed two new staff members to the Bouvier School family in 2018.
We now have 160 students and 8 full-time Haitian teachers!
We undertook teacher training and initiated our School Council!
The school farm is in it's 2nd year & this year we added a chicken coup!
Fresh chicken eggs will assist with our School Food and Wellness Program
which will commence in the 2019 new school year!
Chickens bred in the future will be sold to support the school.