While the situation is extremely difficult for our students and colleagues in Haiti, Louverture Cleary School (LCS) has fortunately been able to keep its doors open to provide some stability in an increasingly fragile country.
The statement below was issued today to the LCS community by Patrick Brun, Haitian private sector leader and head of The Haitian Project's partner foundations in Haiti.
As ever, it is your support that makes it possible for us to continue to be the calm in the storm for our students, staff, and faculty.
Having weathered multiple failures of the government, natural disasters, and extremely difficult economic situations, we are proud that Louverture Cleary School has continuously been an oasis of stability delivering quality education and civic formation based on Catholic Social Teaching and Gospel Values for over three decades.
Every Haitian recognizes that the current situation in Haiti is grave and extremely difficult, especially for the most marginalized.
Every Haitian also knows and values the importance of education. We believe that it is important for the school to continue to operate, if at all possible, in order to continue to support our students, our staff, and our community.
It is important that each student, faculty, and staff member assess their own situation and their ability to safely travel to the school. No undue risk should be taken.
Given our community’s long history of providing support during even the most difficult times, we are extremely appreciative of those who have come since the beginning of the school year and those who continue to come and participate in our continued efforts to provide stability in the country.
We recognize that it is not possible for many of our fellow Catholic schools to operate because of their location. As we did in the aftermath of the earthquake, we offer our assistance and prayers of support to our sister and brother schools in Haiti.