PIERSPECTIVE ENTRAIDE HUMANITAIRE
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
For the year ending September 30, 2018
A Commitment to Education:
Pierspective Entraide Humanitaire is committed to Haiti’s long-term recovery after the 2010 Earthquake and is proud to participate in Haiti’s recovery through 2 school projects and 1 small business endeavour.
In 2010, PEH made commitments to 2 Haitian Organizations: AMEN (Aide Mutuelle pour un Environnement Nouveau) and with ACM (Action Communautaire de Meyotte) to provide a safe environnement for students to learn.
September 2017, (the school) is full to capacity – 510 elementary students attend the school on a full time basis. The school is beautifully painted in light orange color with dark orange borders. Interior works need to be done such as installation of a water system and building of washrooms.
The board of the school created a donor wall to highlight the contributors who through their generosity are building the school.
A new website was built (peh-haiti.org)
A new documentary was shown on the site relating to the history of Haiti.
A 7 part-series video posted on the website named `November 1803: The Battle that Changed Black History Forever’ was produced by marketer Anne-Michelle Derose and historian Frantz Voltaire.
The construction of the school is almost done. Funds are needed to complete the final phase of the construction which includes the smoothing of the cement block, laying ceramic flooring and installing a clean water system and painting of the walls.
History of the L’Ecole St-Paul de Corail:
AMEN was responsible for building a new school in the region of Corail. Corail is a new area where more than 100,000 Haitians have been displaced by the Haitian Government after the Earthquake. It is a tent city for now without any utilities such as electricity, water, and scarce amenities such as schools, health care centres, place of employments, grocery stores etc. From 2010 to 2017 PEH donated $195,000.00 for the construction of the school.
September 30th, 2013 L’Ecole St-Paul de Corail opened its door. The President Dr. Eric A Pierre, The Vice-president Antoine Derose and the Communication Director Helen Pierre of PEH attended the official inauguration held in January 2014.
September 2015, 330 students were registered in the school. The school is growing at a phenomenal pace from 3 classrooms in 2013 to 7 classrooms in 2015. A second floor is now under construction to accommodate the needs of the community.
Spring 2016, PEH launches the Buy a Brick campaign to raise funds to complete the construction of the school.
September 2016, 410 students at the elementary level were registered in the school. Students aged from 6 years old to 18 years old during the day and also adults during the evening attending professional courses. The school building is now two floors, completed at 85%.
September 2017, (the school) is full to capacity – 510 elementary students attend the school on a full time basis even though it is not fully completed. Funds are needed to complete the final phase of the construction which includes the smoothing of the cement block, laying ceramic flooring and installing a clean water system.
Project 2 completed
2010, ACM is responsible for the rebuilding of the school “Ecole Fondamentale Republique de Cuba” located in the City of Meyotte. The reconstruction cost is estimated to $750,000. The school was built in 1946 as a public elementary and secondary school to 400 students. It was totally destroyed during the Earthquake.
PEH only promised to participate solely in the reconstruction of the computer lab, in providing the computers, printers and accessories and also an electrical system. From 2010 to 2014 PEH donated $72,000 for the construction and furnishing the computer laboratory. Three of PEH representatives flew to Haiti at their own expenses for the inauguration of the Computer Laboratory. The President Dr. Eric A Pierre, The Vice-president Antoine Derose and the Communication Director Helen Pierre of PEH met with the Association Meyotte Community in January 2014.
Project 3 completed
2012, MILKBAGS Unlimited is a new project that started beginning of the year. The key component of this initiative is the empowerment of Haitians women by providing a turnkey opportunity through the creation of micro-entrepreneurships. Schools, Churches and Businesses collect four-litre milk bags which are then boxed and shipped on skids to Montreal free of charge by Cardinal Couriers. From Montreal the bags are shipped to Haiti free of charge by Air Transat.
In Haiti, women are taught to cut the milk bags into strips, tie them together and then crochet the strips into various items such as tote bags, place mats, slippers etc. These items are sold on the general market for profit. The platform we have developed includes a short training program and a toolkit of materials (milk-bags, crochet hooks, and scissors).
This project is the creative ideas of Angela Kesthely, Deborah Mallory, Bettina Roth, Shane Price and Helen Price.
Two volunteers travelled to Haiti at their own expenses in the spring of 2012 to launch and implement the program.