Comment from the Ambassador
Daniel Carvajal

The Comgest Foundation’s support has given a new impetus to the development of the Paillant School. Since September 2018, school facilities have been extended thanks to the construction of 3 additional classrooms. Renovation work to existing classes are close to completion, which will allow the children to study in better conditions. The school director confirmed that the construction work is proceeding rapidly despite local difficulties in terms of supply and access to Paillant. Priority has been given to accommodation, security and regularity of courses to increase the enrolment rate of children. With a small playground having also been equipped, the school has really been taking shape over the past few months. The local team is very committed and we are making concrete progress. I am particularly happy to personally contribute alongside The Comgest Foundation to this project for the children of Paillant.

Description


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

Project sponsors


Association OEuvres et Accompagnement pour Haïti
(AOAH)
www.aoah.org

Local partner


The Paillant School and Compassion (US NGO)