Construction materials for 4 classrooms, (i.e. sealing door and windows, masonry)
- Our Work
The Ephesus school sits on a hill in the Department of L’Artibonite in Haiti. Known for its agriculture, mainly as the nation’s foremost producer of rice, the area’s resources suffered some strain when the 2010 earthquake struck the island. As a result, many families either migrated or sent their children out of Port-au-Prince and into neighbouring departments, including L’Artibonite, so that they might seek an education; many of the schools in the capital had been destroyed. The school system in the neighbouring departments did not have the resources to cope with the influx of children. This is the case with the Ephesus School. It was selected by partners on the ground in Haiti in 2010 as an establishment showing great promise because it had partially finished classrooms that were barely scathed by the quake. And so, A Better World Partnered with the school committee to complete the unfinished classrooms, administration office, and latrines, as well as supply the institution with furniture that is adequate, sufficient, and conducive to a learning environment. Here are the current three phases of the École Éphèse de Christant Project.