Peter-Hesse-Foundation-News in November 2021.
Concerning Partner preschool projects.
The first school trimester which began in September of this year 2021 is about to come to an end.
Despite COVID, the Montessori preschools in Senegal, Ivory Coast and Mali functioned well during the first school trimester. The foundation is preparing to launch a teacher training program in Mali and is currently working on a teacher training workbook in the Bambara language. This workbook will make the teacher training course more accessible to all, since French is the official language of Mali but is mastered by less than 10 percent of the general population.
In Haiti there are major challenges for schools. In the South of Haiti there was a magnitude 7.2 earthquake followed some days later by a tropical storm just as schools were about to open. Thousands of homes, schools and churches were destroyed, including our partner school in the town of Jonc.
The Peter-Hesse-Foundation is concentrating its efforts on emergency food aid for earthquake victims in one of the remote areas where aid has not yet reached people there. About 400,000 people have not yet received aid because they live in remote areas.
There are other problems nationwide in Haiti which prevent schools from opening. Street demonstrations against the government, gang violence and a fuel shortage make it impossible for children to get to and from school.
Although the situation sounds dire, this will not last forever. Schools will reopen. The Peter-Hesse-Foundation will continue to support schools in Haiti when they reopen. In the meantime, the Foundation is giving food aid to earthquake victims.
Carol is also organizing a fundraiser using the “Gofund me” platform uniquely for rebuilding the school in Jonc. This will give people outside of Germany the a better opportunity to donate.
This is the link: https://gofund.me/59463345