Mark Creasser Memorial
Mark Creasser was the Executive Director of Tremesse School and President of Hands for Haiti, past away unexpectedly in August. Mark will be greatly missed. Many of us have committed to ensure Mark's dreams live on and grow. Upon Mark's death, it was decided in Mark's honor to rename the school after St. Mark, the evangelist and Gospel writer. Mark Creasser was truly a powerful evangelist with his words, but more importantly with his actions of helping the poorest of the poor. The school was rededicated on January 29th with full participation of the community, Hands for Haiti Board, and the Catholica Church.
Catholic Archdiocese’s Partnership
With the help of the Archdiocese we were able to local and hire Father Leon who has over 13 years of education experience both as a teacher and administrator. Father Leon brings much needed experience in education, love for the students and parents, and very strong administration skills which are already paying dividends as we expanded to 9th grade.
Feeding our Students- Body and Mind
With the extreme poverty in Haiti, comes a lack of adequate food. A child cannot concentrate in school in they are hungry. Hands for Haiti initiated a few projects to help supply food. All the tilapia and egg production now go to the students and families. Crops also feed the students. The tilapia pond is fully stocked with fish and we are able to give each child and staff tilapia twice a quarter, nearly 500 fish dinners per quarter. Our hen house contains 200 new chickens, which produces an egg a day. And in our garden, we are growing green beans, bananas, maize, coconuts and peas; which all help supplement the daily meals served at St. Mark.
St. Mark School and Chapel Improvements
We have three projects fully funded which should be mostly completed by the end of March 2018;
-Improve and expand our Toilets,
-Build a Fence, Gate and Security Guard office,
-Build a cement road crossing across the local stream and expand the local road.
-The students, staff, teachers and the whole Tremmesse community are all very excited about the project improvements.
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