Electricity supply to the children’s village and school - Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti

Help to connect–the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation is re-establishing electricity supply to the children’s village and school complex in Haiti. The solar batteries are defective in the Don-Bosco children’s village with attached school in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, thus the electricity supply is crippled. The photo-voltaic array present cannot be operated without the minimum voltage from battery storage being present. The TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation is supporting the procurement of new solar batteries with 10,000 €. A diesel generator is currently supplying only emergency electricity to the children’s village and the school. The project is being carried out by our project partner Don Bosco Mondo e.V. around 150 girls between 6 und 18 years old live in the children’s village. They are orphans or from socially deprived families. About 510 students are educated in the attached school. The buildings were built in the process of the rebuilding assistance after the devastating earthquake in January 2010 in the city of Croix-des-Bouquets.

Background

Croix-des-Bouquets is 13 kilometres north-east of the Haitian capital city Port-au-Prince. According to the World Bank, Haiti is the poorest country in the northern hemisphere. The land was severely devastated by an earthquake in January 2010. The United Nations assume that 222,000 people lost their lives in the catastrophe and 2.3 million became homeless. Even nine years on, the country has still not recovered from the catastrophe.

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