Following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, TouchGlobal swiftly responded and has continued to send crisis responders to serve in Haiti ever since. We have established a presence and plan on staying here for a long time, so we thought it wise to set up a blog that family, friends, supporters, and teams can check to find first-hand information about life and ministry at the Haitian Queen (the TouchGlobal Crisis Response headquarters in Gressier, Haiti).

This blog will be updated regularly by various team members and staff.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Education & Water - Priorities in Haiti

A ReachGlobal staff member shares about the importance of clean water in Haiti and the high priority Haitians place on the education of their children:

Clean water is one of the bigger needs here in Haiti. On Friday, Wes was trouble-shooting a system our teams installed for a school of 500+ kids that re-opened this past Monday in tent shelters. It is interesting and encouraging to hear fairly consistently that Haitians see schools re-opening as one of their higher priorities. Just outside a sheltered area stand two tanks. Using a small diesel generator, water is pumped from a well to a large tank, through the filter from one tank to the second one. It's simple, it is easily maintained, and it is sustainable... all criteria for projects we undertake. And such a simple thing makes the education of hundreds of kids viable once again.

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