On 16 September, work started on the reconstruction of the Ècole Congreganiste Marie Jeanne, filles de Marie, one of the three schools severely damaged by the 12 January earthquake, which will be re-built thanks to the My Time for Haiti campaign. Reconstruction of the roof, toilets, installation of the service stairs and new fixtures are the structural tasks envisaged by specifications.Meanwhile, work is proceeding at the other two schools of the United Nations’ High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) project selected by Pirelli: the Ècole Atenoir Furmin also in the city of Belladère, and the Anse-à-Pitre Liceum at Anse-à-Pitre. By the time that work has been finished – expected to be in December – 4,000 children will finally be able to return to their school desks. As a result of the help from Pirelli and all the Group’s employees who participated in the campaign, new classrooms, services and scholastic materials will be available to the pupils so that they can study in safety and comfort.
Pictures of work underway at the Belladère school are in the photo gallery.