School Fontine

New school for Fontine

New School for Fontine, Lagonave, Haiti

Lemon Aid and Compassion enjoy working closely together across many of our projects, including installing water systems in Compassion partner schools and running training for Compassion remote health workers on Lagonave.

It was therefor a simple decision for the Lemon Aid team to agree to construct a new school for Compassion at one of their projects on the island of Lagonave.

Architect Stuart, Structural Engineer Tom and Project Manager Julian got their heads together to come up with a modified hospital ward structure that could be built to earthquake and hurricane resistance standards.

We are delighted that our innovative self cooling, timber and steel roofed structure using only local labour and materials to construct was accepted by Compassions Earthquake response team.

Construction is now well underway to allow the  11 classroom school, one office and separate latrine block with rain water capture sanitation to open in time for the next school intake in August 2013.

Were delighted that Fiona Sinclair has agreed to donate the proceeds of her latest poetry book “To Shine Like Stars” to provide the rain water capture system for this school.