On December 11, we broke ground for a new preschool and primary school building in Voldrogue, about 45 minutes’ walk from Sassier, although still in the Sassier Parish. For a number of years, children from Kindergarten to 3rd grade have been attending school in the Chapel of St Ann there. Every day, more than 150 students attend classes.
After finishing 3rd grade, the students now have to walk 45 minutes each way to attend school in Sassier. Thanks to the generosity of the German Government, the Germany Catholic group Kindermisionswerk and the Association for Schools in Hispaniola, children in Voldrogue will soon be able to attend school through 6th grade near their homes.
Construction is expected to be completed in time for the beginning of the 2012-13 school year in September. Check out construction pictures below (from January 2012).
Click here to view some pictures of the excavation work.