On Saturday, August 14th, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. We are in communication with our school program coordinators to understand and assess the damage. Here are the latest updates. We will continue to keep you posted.
Update 8/16/21 – We are in contact with our local school program coordinators in Haiti. We will begin to understand the damage and the effect on the 63 Outreach-affiliated schools.
Fortunately, Haiti’s school year does not start until September 7th. So, students would typically not be at the schools when the earthquake hit.
We will continue to share updates as they become available. We’ll then notify you of any opportunity to help with emergency disaster relief or rebuilding efforts.
As always, thank you for your support.
Update 8/20/21 – Details of the Haiti earthquake devastation are becoming clear,and Outreach is ready to act. Our school program coordinators are assessing the damage at the 63 Outreach-affiliated schools.
The 63 schools are located throughout Haiti, with some in larger cities and others in rural areas, which are sometimes hard to reach. There are 34 schools in the North and 29 in the South. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Petit Trou de Nippes, in the South, about 15 miles west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. The areas most affected are Sud, Nippes and Grand’ Anse. Phone lines were down at the epicenter, so receiving assessment reports has been challenging. We will post new information as we gather it, and soon communicate our plan of action.
Our decades of community transformation work worldwide give us the experience to understand how to focus resources to best help the children.
We will soon let you know how you can help.