HAITI CECM SCHOOL AND THE PROMISE OF EDUCATION
Haiti and the promise of education: The remarkable story of The Centre D'Etudes Classiques De Meyer (CECM.), a school that refuses to fail. The Centre D'Etudes School is now 5 years old and has been filling a large void in the rural Haitian community of Jacmel, and improving the lives of children beyond measure. They take pride in the fact that they are feeding and educating as many as 500 children, while dealing with inadequate funding, over crowed class size, and the challeges face by a community crippled by poverty and an ever increse parentless population. Yet they continue to presevere and progress. The Earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010 had a devastating impact on their building. However, with persistance of its leader, Madam Mirlene Charles and her family in Haiti and the United States, plus the continued support from strangers all over the world, CECM have been able to move forward with reconstruction efforts and resuming classes and activities for the children. In July, CECM held its first graduation ceremony, and CaribNation was there to capture the celebration, the pride, and the promise of Haiti's future leaders and builders.