Comment from the Ambassador
The Comgest Foundation’s support has given a new impetus to the development of the School of Paillant. Since September 2018, the school has been extended thanks to the construction of 3 additional classes. The finishing works in the existing classes are close to completion allowing to welcome the children in better conditions.
The school director confirmed that the works are proceeding rapidly despite local difficulties in terms of supply and access to Paillant. The priority was given to accommodation, security and regularity of courses to increase the enrolment rate among children. A small playground has also been equipped. The school of Paillant is really taking shape over the past few months.
I am particularly happy to contribute with the Comgest Foundation to this project for the children of Paillant. The local team is very much committed and we are making really concrete progress.
This project in Haiti at The Paillant School is twofold: construction of three school classrooms to better meet children’s needs (regularity of courses, accommodation of all children, etc.) and a school canteen to increase attendance. Many of the 300 children who attend the school suffer from malnutrition.
In supporting education in rural areas in Haiti, AOAH also encourages professional training designed to combat intense soil erosion and poor agricultural productivity in the country. Since 2013, AOAH has accompanied vulnerable rural populations in the Miragoane region in Haïti and supported projects to help them.
Impact / Main indicators
An impact assessment is not yet possible. Current indicators of the project are showing:
• Increase of the number of children attending
• Improved attendance
• Increase in number of meals served
The Paillant School and Compassion (US NGO)