Ecole Communautaire Annonciation
With a group of 40 students, the school in the community of Bernaco was originally constructed out of pieces of wood and sticks. When the rainy season came each year, they would be forced to move. Since Summits’ involvement, the school is now fully constructed and has been chosen as one of the 10 model schools in the network. The principal, Wilfred Philatre, is an alumni of the primary school and after receiving a scholarship from Zanmi Lasante to continue his studies and graduate university, he returned to his community to work in the school. The school is a source of pride for the community, and is a place where weddings, like Principal Wilfred’s, baptisms and mobile health clinics are held.
Access from Mirebalais: An hour or more by car, no walking
PRINCIPAL: Wilfred Philatre
FOUNDER: Damus Frantz
SUPERVISOR: Lucner Jeune
A Quick Look
Materials + Supplies
water + SANITATION PROGRAMS
HEALTH + NUTRITION PROGRAMS
PHASES OF SUPPORT
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When you sponsor a Summits school you are investing in the promise of a bright future for the children of Haiti. Our mission at Summits is nothing less than changing the trajectory of a generation of Haitians to aim for a better life, a more sustainable community, and a vibrant and productive country. To achieve this goal, we are committed to providing the very best education to our students, by training their teachers, building their schools and supporting them as they reach far beyond the mountains of the Central Plateau to realize their most ambitious dreams. When you sponsor a Summits school you are helping to make dreams come true.