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.
2018 We welcomed two newstaff members to the Bouvier School family in 2018. We now have160 students and8full-time Haitianteachers! We undertook teacher training and initiated our School Council! Theschool farmis 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.