Here are some of our accomplishments:


School held in the Church with 200 students from K to 4th grade. Construction of first 6 classrooms of new school building.


Medical dispensaries established in two locations within the parish with full time nurses and medicines.


First class of 23 6th graders graduate from elementary school; Middle school starts with 7th grade; school enrollment increased to 625 students; two new chapels built for remote portions of Parish


First school building with 16 classrooms completed.


First class enters newly opened high school portion of Parish school, named after Venerable Pierre Toussaint and with the ongoing support from the Archdiocese of New York.


Huge earthquake strikes Port au Prince. Sassier accepts 2000 internal refugees in four weeks; US/Haiti collaboration ensures adequate food, medical supplies, etc. for all; 120 extra students accepted into Parish school.


New 20 classroom school built with funding from German organization Association for Schools in Hispaniola and German government to house elementary and prechool; school enrollment at 725 students; 1 kilometer of concrete road built entirely by hand (with a few cement mixers) to facilitate access to Sassier; total infrastructure investment of $750,000. Computer lab with 20 laptops established in new school building.


First parishwide evangelization project implemented, based upon Aparacida documents call for Parishes to be “communities of mission communities”.
New 8 classroom school plus administration building built for soon-to-be St Anne Parish in Voldrogue (funding of $250,000 from Association for Schools in Hispaniola and German Government).


First class of 13th graders graduates from Parish school, which now has 825 students; Six parish evangelization project implemented, based upon success of 2012 Sassier project; New 8 classroom school plus administration building built for mission chapel in Tozia (St Mary Magdelene Parish in Duchity) with $275,000 of German funds.


Construction of new Sassier Clinic undertaken; completed in 2016


New 12 room Sassier Healthcare clinic opens with full time doctor, 2 nurses and laboratory/pharmacy facilities; new 8 room school and administration building under construction for Holy Family Parish in Bordes ($250,000 of German funding)

On October 3 and 4, massive Category 4 Hurricane slams into Sassier and Jeremie with 16 hours of 100+ MPH winds and 20+ inches of rain; Sassier schools and Clinic largely undamaged; entire area devastated; Zanmi Sasye and Sacred Heart delivered food and medical relief supplies and an on-site assessment team just one week following; relief efforts continued while restoration work began, including distribution of 5000 metal roofing sheets and 40,000 sweet potato cuttings (donated by Trees that Feed Foundation); roofs replaced on 4 area schools, allowing 900 students to return to classes;


Restoration and rebuilding efforts continue, including repairs to homes, Sassier school, etc.; Bordes school completed; Agriculture Project works with 230 farmers in Spring growing season and begins development of commercial orchard collaboratives with farmer groups.