WHAT WE DO: TENT SCHOOLS - KAY TIMOUN
Following the January 12, 2010 earthquake, PRODEV launched into action, determined to keep the children of Haiti in school in the wake of such tragedy. Within three months after the earthquake, PRODEV was operating 14 schools and 8 kindergartens in tent camps for displaced people around Port-au-Prince, educating 3,000 students. Naming these schools “Kay Timoun,” Creole for “Children’s House,” PRODEV opened schools in the following tent communities: Puits-Blain, Caradeux, Saint-Charbel, Zoranje, Centre Pilot, Juvenat, Petion Ville Club, Gheskio, Peguy Ville, Cite Soleil, Sainte Marie, Delmas 56, Charlvoix, Jean Marie Vincent, and Batimat.
As families were relocated, PRODEV closed its final tent school at the end of the 2011-2012 school year.
This project was made possible by the American Jewish Joint Distribution (JDC) and the Voila Foundation.
Watch a short video here, created by our friends at JDC.