Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc is proud to list some of its accomplishments during the summer break: This work was realized through donations made by several individuals and in collaboration with the School Directors of the commune of Port-a-Piment.
1-At the College Stella Maris, a new sanitary facility composed of 4 modern toilets,urinals and sinks has been built for use by the students. KPP expresses its gratitude and thanks to Mrs Nicole Jean , Mr Yves Sidney and Mr. Jean Maceres Romulus for their contributions.
2-The school of EFACAP of Port A Piment was severely damaged during the passage of Hurricane Matthew. Its classrooms were left without doors,which poses a serious security risk. Also, classes have to terminate early on days of heavy rain.
Repeated calls for help were made to the Department of Education as well as a NGO on the ground. The promises never materialized . From the 16 damaged classrooms, KPP has been able to install 6 new doors . This was made possible by the financial contributions of Dr Dominique A Jean of Los Angeles, CA and Dr Serge St Gerard of West Palm Beach, FL. Still more help is needed. KPP thanks these individuals for their understanding and financial contributions.
3-The scars of Hurricane Matthew are still visible in Port-a-Piment. At the Ecole Notre-Dame du Rosaire, scores of students desks had been damaged and had rusted.
All of the students desks have now been repaired and refurbished.
This was made possible thanks to a donation from Dr Yolene Sinady on behalf of her late Husband, Dr Charles Sinady, a native of Port-a-PIment. Konbit Pou Potapiman expresses its sincere thanks and appreciation to Dr Sinady for her great support.
4- Hurricane Matthew had destroyed a building and some classrooms at the Ecole Notre Dame du Rosaire school. 2 hangars made out of tarp had been used as classrooms to accommodate the students during the last academic year. The tarp has been replaced by plywood to provide a more permanent setting, and improved room temperature in the classrooms.
This renovation was made possible by a donation from Circle de l’Amitié of New Jersey, At the opening of the school year students and teachers were pleased to find a more comfortable facility to conduct their activities. Konbit Pou Potapiman thanks the Circle de l’Amitié of New Jersey for their interest and support.
The School Directors, Sister Jacqueline Jean-Gilles of the Ecole Notre-Dame du Rosaire, Mr Josue Paul of the EFACAP school, Sister Yveline Fevrier of the College Stella Maris, as well as the teachers and the students at the different facilities express their many thanks to all the individuals who have cared to open their wallets for a good cause.
They have also thanked Konbit Pou Potapiman for its role as facilitator, and for overseeing the much needed work.