Pastor Charité's Story
A safe place for families to worship and learn
Pastor Charité is a pastor and school principal in the community of La Pointe, Haiti. His church of 100 people meets faithfully each week in the same local school building where Pastor Charité works. Each day, nine teachers educate the 178 students who attend the school.
The school building was built by World Concern in partnership with the community. Pastor Charité pointed out the remains of the former school building which sat next to the new one. “The old building was very weak,” he explained.
Each year, hurricanes sweep over the country, destroying anything in their path. A committee made up of parents, teachers, a school representative and a local leader identified the construction of a new school/church building as a priority in reducing their vulnerability to disaster.
Thankfully, the new building was up and operating just in time. Soon after construction finished, a large storm in 2012 destroyed the former building.
Pastor Charité said, “This new building is much safer.”
This new structure is a big step towards protecting this community from future disasters.