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.
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.
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.