iEARN Students in the Natural Disaster Youth Summit project help build kitchens in schools in Haiti

August, 24 2010

Faced with thousands of Haitian students who had to flee the capital last year due to the earthquake, schools in the country's interior have been struggling to help provide an education for them. Unfortunately, these students have not been able to attend school because they were struggling to scrap together enough food during the day.

iEARN students in the UK and Japan have teamed up with an organization called FATEM in Haiti to help build and staff kitchens in local schools to provide lunches--enabling the refugee students to attend school during the day.

The ground has been broken to build the foundation for a kitchen at the Ecole Union de Freres de Morne Blanc in Mirebalais, Haiti.

Map of Haiti

In these photos, workers in the community are digging the foundation holes and carrying rocks manually, one at a time, from the road to the construction site up a steep hill.   

Read more information about the Natural Disaster Youth Summit.

To contribute to the NDSY relief fund for communities in Pakistan, Haiti, and other locations of natural disasters, contact Yoshie Naya in Japan.