Learning as We Continue Forward



Reconstruction of the Claire Heureuse Building, the old girls dorm behind the basketball court, is underway.  We have many people to thank from within Haiti and in the wider community for offering their expertise in this process.  We thank Scott Hill (Board Member and Chair of THP’s Facilities Committee) for spearheading this action as well as his brother, Howard Hill, who is an expert in seismic activity.  Kurt Daviscourt of Belfor Property Restoration and his colleagues from the great Northwest have also been critical in this action.  From the beginning, we had great experts on the ground with the technical team from UNDP who arrived just after the quake. This group of engineers, led by Wassim Ghannoum, stayed at our school and slept inside our dorms to demonstrate their safety – helping to restore confidence and morale in student body.  We are grateful also for the help we received from Voila’s corporate engineers as well as Jerry and Charles Fombrun. 

We Remember as We live

We keep in loving memory and prayers those of the LCS community who passed away in the January 12th earthquake:

Marin Forde – LCS Class of 1998, LCS Librarian 2004-2009

Gabriel Marie Pierre – LCS Class of 2002

Ruth Alcenat – LCS Class of 2006

Berkely Pierre – LCS Class of 2006

Sabrina Louis Jeune – LCS Class of 2008

Ismaël Gerlus – LCS Class of 2008

Gesline Laguerre – LCS Class of 2009

Today, LCS participates in the National Day of "Celebration de la vie dans la mort". Indeed, Haiti, as well as our community, has a deep understanding of both life and death. Our commemoration calls to memory the LCS alumni who died and, with respectful joy, celebrates the life and mission we continue to enjoy and live. 

Fruits of our Labors Outweigh Costs and Frustrations

Employment Program:


Pictured above are some members of our continuing Employment Program which is helping members of our Santo 5 community gain skills and find work. The latest training activity involved making the beautiful uniforms worn by the members of the Timoun Program (child development program), also pictured above. We are proud of the progress of this initiative. The progress has not been grand or large scale. It has not put the most people back to work of any program. It has not been designed by the leading experts on employment initiatives for the developing world—it has just given a few hardworking people a chance. And, it has produced some beautiful uniforms for our already very beautiful small friends in the neighborhood. Bravo, Christina and team on this one!   

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