Distribution of school supplies

Port-a-Piment continues to struggle to regain its momentum after the devastating hurricane of October 4th 2016.  The schools of the commune of Port-a-Piment are functioning under extreme stress to perform. The deprivation of basic materials and schools supplies is astonishing. It’s hard to imagine doing schoolwork without ordinary supplies like paper and pencils, blackboards, chairs,student desks etc…Yet many students in remote and economically depressed villages of the commune struggle against such odds. As the director of the Ecole Nationale de Potus told us:” Mr. Jean the kids are coming to school empty handed,  they have nothing to write, teachers have no blackboards..“.

To help these schools cope with their hardships, blackboards, student desks, chairs, desks were ordered and notebooks, pens and pencils for each student were purchased and delivered last month to the following schools by representatives of KPP

Schools                                                 # Students

Ecole Nationale de Dolian                           159

Ecole Nationale de Guillaume                     212

Ecole Nationale de Potus,                           170

Ecole Nationale de Cavalier                        150

In addition to these schools, the 631 students of the Ecole Fondamentale d’Application de Port-a-Piment (EFA) received notebooks, pens and pencils. The distribution was coordinated by the KPP representative Mrs. Paule Edeline Orcel, assisted by KPP members Joceline Julien and Emiel Jacob with the full cooperation of the schools directors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all who have responded to our appeal.We appreciate your generosity as we strive to help Port-a-Piment regain a better life. Your donations made a difference.  No amount is too small and every dollar helps to support our programs.
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UPDATE ON THE KPP AGRICULTURAL PROJECT

01/11/17.- The KPP agricultural project in Jabouin is moving forward. More than 70% of the land targeted is ready for planting. Beans and corn seeds have been purchased and distributed to the farmers by representatives of Konbit Pou Potapiman.

     

Using the Konbit concept where all will work a tract of land before moving to the next one, more than 60 farmers  are now planting the seeds of corn and bean under the guidance of the local agronomist and the technical agricultural expert. A portion of the land is being utilized to build garden beds for vegetables such as tomatoes, eggplants and peppers.
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KPP Agricultural Jabouin project

12-13-2016.-As part of KPP’s commitment to help the commune of Port-a-Piment face a scarcity of food in the coming months, we initiated the agricultural Jabouin Project. Jabouin is a small village located at approximately 2 hours walking distance from the town of Port-a-Piment. Jabouin is known for its wide range of fertile land. Hurricane Matthew of last October dealt a devastating blow to the agricultural life of the village and its inhabitants. Its 92 family homes were destroyed; all crops and animals were wiped out.

The project aims to avert or minimize the shortage of food that will happen if no action is taken..

In Jabouin, KPP representatives met a number of peasants/ land owners willing to work together to reconstruct their lives, their community and to contribute to the other communes in the area. Accompanied by an agricultural expert, KPP members held meetings with more than 60 peasants and land owners. The peasants expressed their concerns which mainly centered on the fact that their fields were destroyed and they now lack the means to start over. A decision was made to grow corn and beans.Using the Konbit concept where all will work a tract of land before moving to the next one; the peasants are now cleaning their fields (a total of about 10 acres of land) which soon will be ready for planting.

 

Seeds and fertilizer will be provided by KPP under the supervision of the local agronomist.  The peasants are hoping for a harvest in the next 4 to 5 months.

We thank each and everyone of you who contributed to make this project a reality. Please follow us online via www.portapiment.com  for more updates.