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Baptist school, orphanage officially open in Haiticomment (0)

January 26, 2012

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A building housing a school for 200 preschool, kindergarten and primary students and an orphanage for 50 children were officially opened and dedicated in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 7. Facilities are being put in place for conductive education and development for 10 to 20 disabled children. In addition, there will be vocational training for 100 young people in information technology, culinary arts and cooking, sewing and tailoring and English language. There is also a chapel and conference center.

The complex, named Source of Light, cost approximately $1.5 million to construct. The majority of the funds were provided by the Baptist World Alliance through its relief-and-development arm, Baptist World Aid (BWAid). Other contributions came from the Virginia Baptist Mission Board. Hungarian Baptist Aid supervised the construction in association with the Haiti Baptist Convention, which owns the complex. “This was the fulfillment of a dream that brought about many years of prayer and planning,” BWAid Director Paul Montacute said.

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