Commmunity Center and Library

In Ferrier, and in most parts of Haiti, access to reading materials other than school books (curriculum…outdated) are rare, and in most cases, nonexistent. In addition, books in their native language are also very hard to come by. Libraries are an essential building block for independent thought and reason as well as an essential tool for continued education.

We are working to raise funds for a portable library that will be used as an education tool for the supporting organization AAED as a building ground for the potential community library. The portable library consisting of over 200 Haitian Creole educational and folktale books will be both an educational tool for the students and participating community as well as a community organizational management tool.

Many families often have to choose between feeding their families and sending their children to school. Among our other projects we are currently sending 30 children to school and believe that a library would enhance the whole communities chance to have access to learning. 

Permaculture and School Program

Board member, Michael Schapiro has been working in the town of Ferrier for the past 5 years and has been able to develop a small permaculture plot in the town. The project has been continually maintained by local organizations and is used as demonstration plot. The trees will take 15 years to come to maturity, but, the process of developing the site has been a great resource in teaching locals about the environment and concepts of sustainability