Happy Holidays from everyone at Flying High 4 Haiti!
This year has been a year full of challenges and obstacles in Haiti but for FH4H it has also been a year of many achievements thanks to your support.
The response to those affected by the earthquake that killed 2,200 people and left damaged 130,000 buildings on August 12 was overwhelming. When I visited the affected areas in Haiti my heart sank to see the level of destruction and need. I was touched by the quick response, solidarity, and generosity from the community of Miami. Among the many accomplishments related to relief efforts, we delivered 1,200 Sawyer water filters to families without access to potable water and provided tents to help classes restart at St Michel, a school with 700 students that was completely destroyed by the earthquake. We are also helping in the rebuilding of some of the homes destroyed by the earthquake.
Thanks to your support, we completed construction of the Kay Project in collaboration with Taylor Moxey Foundation, a library and art center at the school. The students at Ecole du Village are thrilled to be able to have this space to learn and express their artistic skills. The art center was dedicated to Joline Jolie who for the past 10 years was our caring and dedicated principal of Ecole du Village. Unfortunately, she passed away in July. This year we welcomed to the staff Mr. Laine, the new principal who is doing a great job to keep up the legacy of Ms. Jolie.
Our dreams for the upcoming year are big! We would like to continue expanding the school and
build a kitchen where children can have at least one hot meal a day. Having a warm and nutritious meal will help students with their learning. We also plan on building a computer center with
solar panels so they can expand their education.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the FH4H volunteers who work behind the
scenes and dedicate long hours so FH4H can keep making an impact in the life of many. We also
want to thank everyone who helped make this year full of challenges a year full of
achievements. Nothing could have been done without your support!
Happy Holidays and the best for the New Year!