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Geographical situation
“La Tremblay” is a little town located between Croix-des-Bouquets and Fond Parisien, on the road leading to the border between Haïti and the Dominican Republic, approximately 1h 1/2 from Port-au-Prince. The access is easy.

7 classrooms in the main building 2 classrooms and a library in the second building
1 attendance : 8h-13h
Enrollment: 276 students , pre-school and primary
Staff : 9 teachers  

Assessment of the building
The elementary school was built with: block walls and concrete slabs (floors and ceilings) on a fairly large property. It is partially fenced in blocks of agglomerated cement, front and back of the property. There are classrooms that are leaning in one end. In the other is the restrooms. Laterally, the fence is barbed wire. The building withstood some damages due to the quake ; they can be repaired. Cracks were found in the exterior walls and partitions of the ground and first floors. In addition, the wall fence around the backyard collapsed

Latest update

At La Tremblay, the main building has been repaired, and the back building has been rebuilt. The perimeter fence, latrines and staff restroom have been repaired/rebuilt. All areas have been freshly repainted – classes have resumed indoors, and now the courtyard is free from school benches and can be fully used during recess!