Haitian leaders for organizing the lands, the key for the reconstruction

In Puerto Principe's capital, the parks, the sport fields, the wide avenues and green spaces have been flooded with thousand of tents looking for a new refuge, safer than houses, most of them ruined or seriously damaged for the earthquake. "These new displaced camps, created without organization due to the urgency of the lost of thousands of homes, have originated new communities, new neighbours, generally without knowing each other before and this new organization requires new areas for relations, help in the organization and the creation of communitarian work relations for the common good". Ana Cristina explains.

This work will also contribute now and in the future for local and official organizations to have qualified and direct speakers in each camp.

The new organization of the space in the Caribbean capital is bringing the fact that without free spaces or leisure places is being difficult to forget, even for a while, what happened on January 12th. It is also for this reason that, Entreculturas' local partners, Fe y Alegria and the Servicio Jesuita a Refugiados, have introduced in every educational and monitoring intervention the psychosocial approach in order to try to overcome the still remaining, in most of the population, earthquake trauma. In this sense, the training for teachers, preschool and primary education have bring this approach in their curriculums in a transversal way and as specific subject.

In the camps were two levels are taught the school-tent is shared for these two levels, as the space limitations in the camp doesn't allow to place two different tents. In this moment, the education in displaced camps we are supporting is summarising as follows:

A clear leadership of Haitian people will allow a direct dialogue with the Haitian Government which has to take charge of the re-foundation and win Haitian population confidence.

Attached pictures of Sergi Cámara and Paul-Addly Dorizan