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Stop, Drop, and Roll!: Fire Safety at PES

Stop, Drop, and Roll!: Fire Safety Training at Pwoje Espwa

If you have seen news from Haiti over the last few weeks, you may have noticed that protests often involve fires. The burning of tires, cars, buildings, and other items creates a hazardous environment.


Last week, our head of security, Chief Bazile, took the opportunity to educate our staff, resident children, and community students on recognizing hazardous materials and putting out fires. They learned things like what to do when you see a fire, how to alert others, and how to properly use a fire extinguisher (which are strategically located all over campus).

Our priority, above all else, will always be to keep the children safe. We are proud to have a staff that is committed to upholding this responsibility, and to our values of faith, hope and love.


As always, thank you for your continued prayers and support

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I fell in love with Espwa during my first visit last year. Hard to put into words, but there was a real "heart" connection with the kids and staff. It is a special place. My visit was focused primarily on the girls and the teachers. Relationships were initiated during that first visit that I treasure very much!

- Maria Simeone

There is hardly a more heartbreaking sight than seeing an orphan in Haiti--many of them who have families who simply cannot feed and clothe them. Of course there is the emotional response to their plight, but there is a more pragmatic hope--that given a chance in a loving, caring environment, these children can grow up to be leaders, people who can move their communities and the country itself in a positive, healthy direction.

- Jackie Wilson

This place is amazing! The kids and their caregivers will restore your faith in the human spirit. The magic of Espwa is that there is a childhood provided for the kids there that would not exist otherwise.Haiti has a very very long way to go, but this is a hopeful place with clean, well fed, happy children, teachers, house moms, and support staff. Fr Marc and all of the others should be very proud of their accomplishments. Help them in any way that you can!

- Kerri McDonough Croland
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