Work on the first floor of the new school building in Sassier is moving ahead. Despite terrible weather in November and December (including Hurricane Tomas) and the Cholera outbreak, work on the foundations for the new 18 room school building in Sassier has been completed. Construction of the first floor walls commenced in the past week.
Although a 20 classroom school building was just completed in 2008 for Institution Pierre Toussaint, St Jean Baptiste parish’s school in Sassier, there is already more students than classroom space. Enrollment increased by 30% in the past year to 851, including more than 110 migrants from the earthquake zone. Students from Preschool to 11thGrade receive the Gift of Education including books and hot lunches daily, thanks to donors to the Adopt a Student program (in cooperation with Sacred Heart Parish in Winnetka, IL) and the Venerable Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund of the Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
As always, God provides. In October 2010, construction began on a new school building, which will add much needed additional classroom space for the school, as well as rooms for library and computer lab facilities. Funding is being provided by the Association for Schools in Hispaniola, with substantial contributions by the Federal Republic of Germany and Kindermissionswerk, a Catholic German charity.
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