Since we returned from Haiti last week, several of you have asked Dad (Bernie) and me about the school that collapsed in Petionville in November and a second school that partially collapsed in Port-au-Prince a few days later. Were these schools connected to Starfish Ministries? (They weren’t.) And is there any danger of something similar happening to any of the 29 schools Starfish administrates in Haiti?
There are significant differences in design and construction between Starfish’s schools and the ones that collapsed. Starfish’s schools are basic, straightforward structures. The majority are single-story buildings with cement-block walls and metal roofing. And Glenn and Doug, along with our Haitian construction manager, Jonal, have been diligent in building these schools to appropriate standards. Continue Reading →