2016 cite soleil school info Cite Soleil, pronounced Sĭ-tā Sō-lā, is a large seaside slum area of Port-au-Prince rife with drug trafficking, oppression, and gang warfare. Yet within this extreme poverty and despair, students find the Cite Soleil Christian Elementary School a safe haven secured behind a metal gate. In spite of the severe living conditions, the children attend school dressed in clean uniforms. They are grateful for the school lunch program that provides them with a hot nutritious meal every day. 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:  Institution Chrétien de Bois Neuf
Principal:  Rosemond Germain
Assistant Principal:  Jean Benel Ady
Total Students:  371 
Number Sponsored:  236
Grades Taught:  Preschool (K1-K3), Kindergarten – 6th Grade
Number of Teachers:  9
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 concrete roof and floor. It also serves as the meeting place of the Cite Soleil Church of Christ. The school has two large areas -- one for the preschool / kindergarten children and the other for the 1st-6th grade.

Current Needs - Cite Soleil

  • Kitchen Tables – The school needs wooden tables to serve the school lunches ($500)
  • School Bathrooms – Repairs need to be made to the bathroom. ($1,000)
  • Computer and Printer – The administrative staff needs two laptops and a printer for the office ($1,000)
  • Furnishings – The school needs additional classroom benches with desktops and chalkboard partitions. ($4,000)

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