Here is a picture taken on the occasion of the Building Inauguration of Lycée Alexandre Pétion in October, 2015
On an earlier occasion while launching the construction project of the Toussaint and this School in December 2013, the President had mentioned, education is the weapon that can open all doors to make your dreams come true and the government is there to support you in this endeavor.
Mr. Boniface Alexandre, a former President of the country during the transition period (2004 to 2006) after the departure of President Jean Bertrand Aristide, and a former student of the school was present during the occasion.
Here is a view of Lycee Alexandre Petion during the inauguration of its building in October 2015
The new building has a total 43 classrooms: out of which 16 are dedicated for primary section and 23 for secondary section accommodating about 2,600 students and 167 teachers. The school was almost destroyed during the 2010 earthquake; now it became functional once again with including multi-sports fields, five laboratories, cafeterias, and an auditorium with 250 seats.
During his speech for the occasion, the President mentioned 'Lycée Alexandre Pétion' as the first secular educational institution in the Caribbean. As the success of an educational institution depends on the participation of all, the new school calls for the supports of every part of the society. Now, the children of Bel-Air can attain the best education here, and the concept of building and running a successful educational institution in an impoverished area like Bel-Air should be understood by the countrymen as a model, an example which other disadvantaged areas in Haiti should follow where the children can learn about the modern technologies and inventions.
Here is a view inside of a classroom at Lycee Alexandre Petion during the inauguration of its new building
On Thursday, October 8th, 2015, the Haitian President Martelly accompanied by the First Lady Sophia Martelly, Prime Minister Evans Paul and several other ministers, including Nesmy Manigat, the Minister of National Education, and several hundred participants, went to inaugurate the new premises of 'Lycée Alexandre Pétion' in Bel-Air, Port-au-Prince. 'Lycée Alexandre Pétion' is the first secondary school in Haiti, founded in 1816 A.D. It was initially known as the Grand College of Port-au-Prince, but later the name was changed to its founder's name-- Alexandre Petion (2 April 1770 - 29 March 1818). The new premises covers an area of 9,400 square meters, and in 2016, it will celebrate its bicentennial year.
Here is the construction plan for Lycées Alexandre Pétion and Toussaint Louverture.
Two private schools, Alexandre Petion and Toussaint Louverture, have been rebuilt after their destruction from the 7.0 magnitude earthquake. The two projects have been funded by PetroCaribe Fund at $15 million USD.
IBT Group Haiti did the construction work under the management of the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation.
Both schools will feature temperature controlled classrooms, auditoriums, language, science, and computer labs, along with libraries and sports fields.
Here is a picture of Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable in Saint-Marc
Hand in Hand for Haiti Student Sponsorship Program Delivers Free Education for Neediest Children
Julian Diaz, CEO of the Dufry Group (DG), has made a generous donation to Hand in Hand for Haiti Student Sponsorship Program. DG's donation will help provide free education for 25 children at Jean- Baptiste Pointe du Sable School in the town of Saint-Marc.
A year's sponsorship costs $5,000 USD for one child, and covers their tuition, supplies, study aids, library resources, uniform, meals, and transportation. The program is targeted toward the most vulnerable population.
Here is a picture of Lycée Jean-Marie Vincent in Tabarre with the inauguration of its new buildings
On Tuesday, the 14th October, Nesmy Manigat, the Minister of National Education inaugurated the new buildings of the Lycée Jean-Marie Vincent in Tabarre. He was accompanied by Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Ali, President of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), who have financed the reconstruction work through an NGO named "Islamic Relief Worldwide". The new facility has been constructed with the most strict construction norms, and it consists 20 classrooms of whom 16 were newly constructed, a computer lab, library, playgrounds, a conference room, a secretariat, office space and a censorship. We should remember that, including the present one, the IDB has so far rebuilt or rehabilitated four schools in the town of Croix-des-Bouquets. The Minister Manigat took the opportunity to thank and welcomed the contribution of the IDB for providing a better learning environment to the thousands of Haitian students. Dr. Ali in his speech said that his philanthropic institution considers education a priority and reiterated their commitment to support the education sector in Haiti.
Here is a picture taking during the Inauguration of the Lycée Jean-Louis Dulciné in Gris-Gris, Haiti. President Michel Martelly was accompanied by Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe Minister of Education, M. Nesmy Manigat, as well as the Minister of Tourism, Mme Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin,
The population of Gris-Gris came to listen to the President and also to thank him for the school.
The government is in the region to co-host a "Governman Lakay ou that is supposed to take place on Saturday, October 25, in Cotes-de-Fer
Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Kompran
Mezanmi, yon foul moun debake nan Lycée Jean-Louis Dulciné nan Gris-Gris pou te vini oue et tande Prezidan Martelly ki te vivi inogire lekol sa.
Te gin tou Premye Minis la Laurent Lamothe, Minister Lekol, M. Nesmy Manigat ak Ministe Touris, Mme Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin ki te la
Lycee Alexandre Petion is named after the Haitian President and was founded in Port-au-Prince in 1816
It was originally located where the old local Faculty of Sciences is at Rue Mgr. Guilloux, but transferred around 1870. The building was designed by architect George Baussan. For many years. Lycée Alexandre Pétion was a school of reference in Haiti.
Lycee Alexandre Petion had some of the best teachers at the time and produced several generations of writers and politicians. Some of the well known individuals who attended the school include: Dumarsais Estime, François Duvalier, Prosper Avril, Martial Celestin, Yvon Neptune, Jean Price Mars, René Depestre, Jacques Stephen Alexis and Frankétienne.
Here is a picture of the new Lycée being built in the city of Saint Marc. The school just received a donation from a Hong Kong construction that agree to donate all the furnitures for the school.
Lycée (school) Jean-Baptiste Point du Sable is expected to be open in september of this year with capacity to educate 700 Haitian children frome elementary education all the way to highschool