Grant Union High School and the Children’s Academy
Miyamoto Relief is raising support for a new partnership with the Children’s Academy in Haiti and Grant Union High School, a culturally diverse, historic high school that serves many students and families in economic need throughout Del Paso Heights and the surrounding North Sacramento neighborhoods.
Miyamoto Relief is fostering a relationship between the two schools to create dynamic global connections that will increase the standards for education internationally. Funds raised will be used to address the most immediate challenges at each school. Grant Union High School has an immediate need for the completion of a wellness center; while the Children’s Academy is planning construction of a vocational school.
Both schools are at the center of community activity, and meeting their needs will not only improve the students’ quality of life but also expand the opportunities for their communities. Miyamoto Relief will work with John Engle of Haiti Partners and Principal Craig Murray of Grant Union High School to raise support for both school projects.
Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief is currently assisting Haiti Partners, Inc. with the construction of the Children’s Academy in Baocia, Haiti. This project is part of a multi-phased plan to build an earthquake and hurricane resistant school and learning center that will accommodate up to 400 children. Haiti Partner’s 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, and a hub for community development and lifelong learning.
In addition, Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief is providing professional structural engineering and project management services to J/P Haitian Relief Organization (“J/P HRO”) with the seismic rehabilitation of a school in the Delmas 32 neighborhood of Port au Prince. Following the 2010 earthquake, J/P HRO began working immediately on the ground to deliver medical services and supplies, ruble removal, management of Internally Displaced Persons camps, distributing food and water purification systems, and developing housing and education facilities.
Finally, we are in the planning stages with a major corporate sponsor to rehabilitate a school in Cite de Soleil. This particular area has not benefitted to the same degree as other areas of Port au Prince from humanitarian efforts. Given the lack of world attention, Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief is anxious to provide its expertise to help to help address the safety of the children attending this school.