In collaboration with the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), the Congregation of Holy Cross has rebuilt Basile Moreau School, doubling its capacity to serve K-12 students. The highly respected school, located in a slum neighborhood of Port au Prince called Carrefour, was severely damaged by the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010. Now, the new school and its beautiful campus welcome about 1,000 students, up from the pre-earthquake enrollment of 650 students. The school serves the poorest children and families in the community.
Generous Notre Dame benefactors have supported initiatives to strengthen Basile Moreau's mission, including:
- 100 scholarships for each of the next five years to increase access for the students with the least resources
- Beautification of the campus with landscaping and the addition of a soccer field
- New computer labs and an innovative program for early-grade reading
- Improved English-language curriculum and instruction
- An ACE graduate fellowship focused on English language proficiency of students and teachers
- A health clinic providing preventative care and nutrition to students