Last week, the GB Group helped the US NAVY unload a second shipment of books and school supplies which arrived as part of Project Handclasp at Cap Haitien on February 16th, 2012. The much needed books and supplies were immediately transported exclusively by REPUBLIC (a GB Group Company) to L’Ecole de Choix in Mirebalais, Haiti. “Parents and members of the community received the donation with open arms and happily helped unload all the merchandise” said Dr. Mary A. Clisbee –Ecole de Choix’s Principal and Associate Dean at the Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University.
L’Ecole de Choix (EDC) – the School of Choice – is a progressive, secular, English language-based pre-kindergarten thru 12th grade school and community center located in the Central Plateau department of Haiti near Mirebalais. Administered by the Illinois non-profit, the School of Choice Education Organization, Choix received it’s start-up funding from Zynga.org (www.zynga.org), which funded its construction and first year operations.
L’Ecole de Choix (EDC)‘s primary service is toward Haitian children and families living in conditions of extreme poverty, with a focus on quality education, income generation and financial literacy. Choix students will learn about themselves, their history and their heritage, as well as diverse other cultures, in order to gain a complete understanding of the world that we all share.
Ecole de Choix’s Chairman, Laura Hartman in collaboration with Nicholas Macfalls spearhead a coalition with NGOs to identify surplus supplies and direct them to appropriate recipient partners using the US Navy Handclasp Program.
EDC is entirely funded by donors like Zynaga. This particular shipment was donated by The Town School in San Francisco (9000 books) & the Lutheran World Relief (supplies).
The GB Group, alongside the US NAVY, Nova Southeastern University & DePaul University, is honored to have helped in Project Handclasp’s mission and would like others to contribute in any way they can.
Congratulations to l’Ecole de Choix on an amazing cause and accomplishment.