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Cafeteria-Multi-Purpose building now in use


Cooking and serving lunch for our school children in Bayonnais just got better. After years of waiting, we finally have an indoor kitchen and dining hall, and our cooks are using propane stoves instead of open charcoal fires on the ground. A big thank you to Calvary Chapel of Leesburg FL, which sent a team to install the indoor kitchen, complete with piped-in water and propane.

Through the vision, generosity and hard work of many volunteers, the cafeteria building took shape and now functions as a multi-purpose facility at the heart of our campus. Some 650 children and staff have lunch here every school day. Church services, classes, conferences and outreach programs of many kinds take place here.  Thank you to everyone who helped to make this facility a reality.

Hot lunches have always been essential to our program, for without nourishment for body and brain, a child cannot thrive and learn. Many children leave home before daybreak, without any breakfast. A simple lunch of rice and beans can mean the difference between success and failure.

Another benefit of our indoor kitchen: Cooking with propane instead of charcoal saves on fuel costs and eliminates the need to cut down trees for fuel. This can help to reverse Haiti’s massive deforestation and erosion problems.

Now if we only had some tables for the dining room…