Ecole Communautaire Bon Berger
Isolated high in the mountains, the school in the community of Gros Moulin is one of the most challenging to access, taking up to five hours to hike up a steep mountainside that overlooks Lascahobas and the entire Plateau. The community is known for its sugar cane and gets its name, Gros Moulin from the “big grinder” they use to extract the sugar from local Haitian products like Clerin and sugar cane. The school was founded by a community member, and the principal is not only a native son but also a former alum. Gros Moulin students still walk up to three hours to get to school since there are very few other options in the area. A former student called, “Ti Dor,” scored one of the highest grades on the exit exam back in 2011 and because of his high achievement Digicel was inspired to construct the current building.
Access from Mirebalais: Some driving & 4 hrs walking or less
PRINCIPAL: Paul Amazan
FOUNDER: Gerard Amazan
SUPERVISOR: Vicnor Jean Francois
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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.