We are having a roof raising! Thanks to the support from our Capital Fund contributors we have been able to start the long awaited Dining Hall and Kitchen renovation project. As our oldest building on campus, our kitchen was in dire need of some love and care. This year’s rainy season revealed the full extent of the damage to the roof’s structure, when the space leaked as if there was no roof at all! The children use this space to eat, read, study, do homework, play games and attend mass, and we are so excited to finally be renovating this crucial space for them.
Construction is currently underway to replace and reinforce the structure of the covered dining area as well as the kitchen building. The renovation will solve many problems on our boys’ campus by also adding a drainage space between the roofs of the kitchen and the dining hall. The area is being reinforced with concrete and will drain out the ditch to the back side of the orphanage to avoid any standing water problems. We are hopeful our dining and kitchen facility will be up and ready for use for our special Christmas and New Years dinners, as these are two big holidays in Haiti! We are looking forward to the holidays and hosting the guests that will be joining us at the orphanage!