June 17 was Graduation Day at College Pierre Toussaint in Sassier, Haiti! Forty-three students graduated from 13th Grade, the final year of high school in Haiti. In addition to a community-wide celebration, the students and their families rejoiced in their great accomplishment-for themselves and the school.
After several years of drought, the rains have finally returned to the greater Sassier area. The drought has resulted in five failed harvests, resulting in significant hunger for many people throughout the whole Grand Anse province, in which Sassier is located.
Length of Concrete Road built by Sassier Community in 2011
Children Being Educated in Sassier Parish School (2004)
Adult Literacy Rate in Haiti (Compared to 98% in US)
Funds Spent Educating a High School Student (2014) College Pierre Toussaint--Sassier
Funds Spent Educating a High School Student (2014) New Trier Township High School—Winnetka $21,372
Children Being Educated in Sassier Parish School (2014)
Length of Gravel/Dirt Road Rehabilitated by Sassier Community in 2011