Before and after photos from SALESIAN MISSION schools in Haiti.
SALESIAN MISSIONS has been working in Haiti since 1936 and provided food to 25,000 children before the earthquake in addition to the schools it operated for hundreds of children. A vast Salesian Missions compound in the Cite Soleil (which consisted of schools, trade shops, housing, orphanages, youth centers, feeding programs and administrative offices) was almost completely destroyed. At least 250 and up to 500 students and personnel were killed or buried in the rubble. Buildings destroyed includes ENAM, the renowned National School of Arts & Trades, where a vast majority of the deaths took place. Currently, 3,500 refugees are being housed by Salesian Missions. A relief fund has been created for Haiti and donations are being sent directly to purchase food, water, medical supplies, survival kits and tents for shelter. Salesian Missions is not only dedicated to the relief efforts, but will be instrumental in the rebuilding. Donations are urgently sought.
Feb 9, 2009