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Haiti – Life starts again in the school Lakay Mwen, in Port au Prince

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Haiti – Life starts again in the school Lakay Mwen, in Port au Prince
July 12 2010

Six months are passed by the terrible earthquake which destroyed Haiti. The overall situation is not getting better, even if the streets are still plenty of rubble and the majority of the population spend their nights in tents. On the other hand, food, water and basic medical treatments are accessible to the vast majority of the population despite a number of obstacles in distributing them.

The Community of Sant’Egidio never stopped begin close to those who were suffering due to the earthquake. Beside the distribution of goods in several areas in the island, the Community put its effort to re-open the school Laky Mwen, in the surrounding areas of Port au Prince, where a number of children and teenagers under the long distance adoption programme live.

The offers of the “long distance parents” were used to buy desks and several big tents and to build roofing in sheet metal to create the classrooms. A rudimentary but well organised beginning in the month of March, for both the primary and secondary school.
The kitchen opened at the same time to guarantee the children with a nutrient and rich daily meal.
This is only the first thing supported: the planned projects include the kitchens and the stores restructuring, the rooms able to host classes to create working expertise, an IT room and a medical and eye centre.

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For Long Distance Adoption of a child one can apply to:

Long Distance Adoption Secretariat
Community of Sant'Egidio
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Tel. +39.06.5814217

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