Wings Over Haiti School in Croix-des-Bouquets.

January 12, 2010 brought all eyes of the world focused on Haiti. An earthquake had turned a poverty-stricken country into a place where all hope seemed to be lost. One of the most desperate conditions was that millions of people had lost homes to live in and schools to educate the next generation. TOUR HAITI AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE IMMERSIVEMEDIA.COM

Rotary International arrived within hours with tents for temporary houses and schools sprang up in buildings that were still standing and considered safe. The immediate need was solved but not a permanent solution for Haitians to regain a semblance of normalcy. The need for permanent structures for living quarters is still on the drawing board waiting for ample funding and long term actions.

Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club also saw the need. They did not wait for others to step forward. They took on a big commitment and set the stage to develop the Rotary Villages School. Their Haitian partners are the Petionville Rotary Club and HEART Haiti Another Rotary partner is a Rotary Club in Bulgaria whose president Nikolay Shushkov visited MARC several months ago.
Rotary Club Blagoevgrad - Centrum, Rotary District 2482, Bulgaria and The Somers, N Y Rotary Club.

HEART  Haiti
The first phase is to build a school for the 46 children who are still living in tents. Shipping containers will be used as the basic, strong construction. The school will be able to accommodate up to 75 students and will include space for kitchen and dining area. The kitchen will be staffed by the HEART Haiti volunteers who already work diligently to provide nutritious and healthy meals for the children. Shipping container construction has been chosen because it resists destruction from future hurricanes and earthquakes, is less than half the cost of conventional construction, can be completed in a short period of time, and is a building method that is easily learned.

Our Haitian crew, with a design and construction volunteer supervisor, is already on site. Both the crew and the supervisor have had experience building with containers, and their plan is to have the school to present at the time of the Caribbean District 7020 in April.
sGreeting from Haiti
Greetings from Haiti
Greetings from Haiti
Greetings  from Haiti
HAITIAN CREW PREPARING THE SITE WEEK #1
HAITIAN CREW PREPARING THE SITE WEEK #1
HAITIAN CREW PREPARING THE SITE WEEK #1
HAITIAN CREW PREPARING THE SITE WEEK #1
HAITIAN CREW PREPARING THE SITE WEEK #2
HAITIAN CREW PREPARING THE SITE WEEK #2
HAITIAN CREW PREPARING THE SITE WEEK #2
HAITIAN CREW PREPARING THE SITE WEEK #2
Piers Implantation
Piers Implantation
Piers Implantation
Piers Implantation
Piers Implantation
 
Piers Implantation
     
 
Piers Implantation
     
Piers Implantation
 
Piers Implantation
THE CONTAINERS HAVE ARRIVED!!!!!! March 28, 2012
They have arrived!
March 28, 2012

"Thank you for all you are doing!! Everyone is so happy, there was a big crowd of spectators today watching the containers come in! The moms in our sewing group really wanted to go see the site today but there was not enough room in the car! I can't wait for the kids to see the site and have class and lunch! So many people are so excited about the project and we are so lucky to be working with you!

Warm wishes from Haiti!
Carina HEART Haiti
They are arriving!
They are arriving!
 
Containers on Piers
 
CUTTING OF THE DOORS AND WINDOWS
"Hello all!

The welding team worked today!! And are still working as I'm writing. The two containers are on site, hopefully this Monday the rest will be there too.

Warm wishes from Haiti!"

HEART Haiti
 
Cutting doors and windows.
Cutting doors and windows.
Cutting doors and windows.

WELDING INTO THE NIGHT
 
Night Work
Night Work
Windows and doors
WELDING WORK-ROOF TRUSSES
TRUSS PLAN

"Here is the welding work that has been done on the roof trusses. The welder has told us he hasn't slept nights this week when there's been electricity because he's been working on these! " 4/5

"Here are some shots of the welding for the roof trusses today. There are almost 7 done in the picture, welded together. Currently at 9.30 pm there are 8 finished and there are 3 left to be done to make the total 11 for the building." 4/7
russ Construction
Truss Construction
Truss Construction
Truss Construction
Truss Construction
       
Truss Construction
Truss Construction
Truss Construction
Truss Construction



"ROTARY VILLAGES"

Built by The People of Haiti

Sponsored by:

Midtown ATLANTA Rotary Club"

HEART Haiti

Rotary Village

THANK YOU!
 
Midtown  Atlanta
Petionville Rotary Club, Haiti
   
Somers.N.Y.
Blagoevgrad Center Rotary


Non-Rotarian Individuals Donating. Thank You for Your Support!


Emily Bourne Grigsby
Mark Ballam and Ross Lopez
Chris and Jennifer Centeno
Constance Kennedy and Jacques Parisot
Cheryl Rose
Richard Martin
Meryl & Christopher Lewis Foundation
William A. Kennedy
Russell X. Clarke
Elmer Wilson
Susan C. Keane

We welcome your tax deductible financial support.

Questions about the project or to ask about donating E-Mail Barbara Rose by clicking here.
Thank you!


Make your check to MARC Foundation (designated to Haiti project) and send to the
Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club
% Ansley Golf Club,
196 Montgomery Ferry Dr., Atlanta, GA 30309

 
     
     

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