Hand in Hand for Haiti is a collective response to the humanitarian crisis in Haiti following the catastrophic earthquake that hit the country on January 12, 2010.

The project set out to build a sustainable school complex for the neediest children of the city of Saint Marc. After generating extraordinary support from the travel retail industry the world-class educational facility, Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, opened its doors on October 3, 2011.

The hurricane-proof, anti-seismic, sustainable school complex offers accessible education from pre-school to secondary school, in Saint-Marc, Haiti, an area of great need.


What we do

Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable is located in Saint-Marc, Haiti – 96 kilometers (about 60 miles) north of Port-Au-Prince, in the Artibonite district.


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Where is the school located

The school is being built in stages, where it will ultimately house around 720 students, from pre-school to secondary school (kindergarten to high school).
The curriculum includes bilingual education taught in English and French with best-in-class academic standards. 

How is the school being built?

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How we work