Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief helped Haiti Partners construct the Children’s Academy in Baocia, Haiti. This project is part of a multi-phase plan to build an earthquake- and hurricane-resistant school and learning center that will accommodate up to 400 children. Haiti Partners’ goal is for the Children’s Academy to become an example of:
- Progressive education
- Parent involvement
- Participative community governance
- Self-reliance through a social business connected to the school
- A hub for community development and lifelong learning
The Children’s Academy and Learning Center includes a preschool, primary and secondary school, training and meeting center, and agricultural/environmental/social business hub. The preschool and kindergarten currently serves 120 happy healthy students who are overjoyed with their new school. The integrated health clinic consults 120 patients a week, the social business bakery is up and running. The adult training center (under construction) will be completed later in 2015.