2017 cazeau profileCazeau, pronounced Cä-zō, is a section of Port-au-Prince about one mile from the international airport. The Cazeau Christian Elementary School sits atop a hill adjacent to the Cazeau Christian Orphanage. The school is highly regarded for its academic excellence. One hundred percent of 6th grade students have passed their National Exam for six consecutive years. The children in this one-room school sit on wooden benches facing blackboard partitions. An after-school program is offered to teach basic computer skills. Once children complete elementary school, they go to the Delmas Christian Secondary School in downtown Port-au-Prince.

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School Info

Official School Name:  Ecole Chrétien de Petite Place Cazeau
Principal:   Beatrice Chery
Total Students:  162 
Students Sponsored:  107 
Number of Teachers:   9
Grades Taught:   Preschool (K1-K2), Kindergarten (K3) – 6th Grade
School Hours:   7:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Facility:   The school building, funded with grants from Hope for Haiti's Children, is constructed of concrete block with a metal roof and concrete floor. It also serves as the meeting place for the Cazeau Church of Christ. The 5th and 6th grades meet in wood/metal classrooms on the roof.

Current Needs

  • Individual Classrooms – The 1st-4th grade classes meet in one large open room. City schools in Port-au-Prince are required to have separate classrooms in order to be licensed by the government. To meet this requirement and to reduce noise, a second floor with classrooms is needed. ($5,000 per classroom)
  • School Lunches – Food is being provided for this school but funding is needed to help with costs associated with preparing the food for the children ($300/month for Sept-May)
  • Furnishings - The school needs additional benches with desktops and chalkboard partitions ($2,000)

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