Fr. Frantz “Fanfan” Cole (SVC Director) and Aurélie Fièvre (Administrative Manager) signed papers today taking official ownership of the new facility at Santo 17. There are still a few minor tasks to complete, but the majority of the work is finished. All school and residential services will relocate to Santo following the close of the school year. The medical clinic and brace shop will remain at their current location downtown.

The new property is completely surrounded by a security wall and includes boys’ & girls’ dorms, twelve classrooms, a music room/library, administrative offices, common living rooms, a chapel, and an infirmary. There is also ample room on the property for future development, including spaces for gardens and farm animals. A formal dedication of the new property will take place on October 16. (A few pictures are located below.)

Donations are still needed to cover costs associated with the move and to purchase necessary supplies. You can help by clicking HERE to make a financial donation. If you would like additional information about how you can help, please contact Jennifer Wickham at info@stvincentshaiti.org.

List of supplies and equipment needed for move to Santo:

  • Industrial stove
  • Industrial blender (2)
  • Cooking utensils (knives, serving spoons, grater, can opener, etc.)
  • Plate covers
  • Dishcloths
  • Cleaning products
  • Brooms
  • Mops
  • Shovels
  • Rakes
  • Cleaning brushes and sponges
  • Two water hoses
  • Secateurs (pruning shears)–large and small
  • Curtains for dorms
  • Student desks and chairs (200 students)
  • Chairs (for administration desks and waiting area)
  • Desk (for teachers and administration)
  • Garbage cans (for classes and offices)
  • Big garbage cans for kitchen, playground, yard work
  • Metallic cabinets for classes
  • Metallic cabinets for administration
  • Convertible walls for administration offices
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Toiletries
  • Storage baskets for fruits, vegetables and spices
  • Clothes hangers
  • Tablecloths
  • Big cooking pots
  • Knives, forks and spoons
  • Plates, bowls and cups
  • Cooking aprons
  • Water coolers for dorms, kitchen, teachers’ room, clinic, administrative offices)
  • Bath towels
  • A DREAM ITEM: televisions (3) for various common areas