Madame Marie-Marthe Balin Franck Paul introduced Maryse and me to examples of housing that's withstood both Hurricanes and earthquakes in
Haiti's three southern Departments. Dominique Romuald and his colleagues at OPADEL (the Organization of Peasants for Development in the Mountains) built in one year, 2019, 200 houses of 36 square meters or 24 square meters in the southwestern commune of Jeremie (home to many notable musicians and other artists). ALL 200 of these houses withstood August 14's 7.2 earthquake.
Dominque Romuald of OPADEL--still from video of his demonstrating the design of housing that resists both hurricanes and earthquakes. See the video HERE.
A house that stays a home--homeowner with one of the 200 36-square-meter houses in Jeremie intact after earthquake.
Another OPADEL house in the mountains. Photo by Chrisfort.
OPADEL also teaches its students sustainable agriculture.
Whatever else occurs, the Team at College Canapé-Vert who are creating audio and video for first year students across Haiti, based on Madame Franck Paul's 243-page textbook, Mon Livre Unique, steadily ADVANCE. The project of Lèkol Toupatou (School Everywhere) becomes a reality, hour by hour, Module by Module. Below see excerpts from Day 1, Module 2, as rendered by the Teaa's main editor, Mr. Vernet-Bonhomme, received by us on August 30.
L is the Letter for learning in Day 1, Module 2.
Music and Dance are part
of each Week of Lessons
taught by Lèkol Toupatou.
Uses of L.