Alissa Jung travels to Haiti for the first time. Moved by what she has experienced, she launches the initiative "Schools for Haiti" to support two schools in Port-au-Prince/ Haiti and thus enable about 300 Haitian children to attend school free of charge.



The first school competition "Schools for Haiti" is launched. German pupils learn about the situation of their peers in Haiti and collect donations for the maintenance of schools in Port-au-Prince.


The terrible earthquake in January 2010 destroys both schools and the entire infrastructure of Port-au-Prince.

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We found the association Pen Paper Peace e.V. in order to be able to help even more sustainably. Our partners St. Luc/ nph find a way to continue to offer the children stability in everyday life despite the devastating situation on site. The lessons of St. Emma take place in a provisional school built with poles and tarpaulins. St Nicolas shares a small brick school building with another school and teaches in the afternoon shift.


Teaching still takes place in the temporary schools, which provide a safe haven for around 400 children despite the difficult conditions. We decide to look for suitable land for the new school buildings.



In cooperation with nph deutschland e.V. we are able to buy two plots of land in spring 2013. The funds for the purchase of the plots of land and for the construction of the enclosing walls are generated by the successful nationwide campaign work in schools and thanks to private donors from PEN PAPER PEACE.

Thanks to BILD hilft e.V. "Ein Herz für Kinder", we are able to start building the schools already in mid-September 2013. The construction work is completely carried out by local experts. Besides an engineer, bricklayers, painters, carpenters and an architect are working on the projects. A total of around 30 employees are involved in the construction. In order to ensure that the schools are hurricane- and earthquake-proof, special emphasis is placed on a solid foundation.

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St. Nicolas is already completed in October 2014, just in time for the new school year. For St. Emma, the foundation with the transverse reinforcements can be completed in January and February 2014. Due to material bottlenecks and political unrest, the completion is delayed.


At the beginning of 2015, St. Emma is also completed and the pupils can move into their new classrooms. In September 2015, both school buildings are opened with an inauguration ceremony in the presence of the founder of PEN PAPER PEACE e.V., Alissa Jung.

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More than 600 children are now learning in the two schools every day. In a safe and protected environment they can simply be children and find a second home.


Thanks to a grant from the Town&Country Foundation, we are able to carry out a hygiene project in the St. Nicolas primary school. An essential part of the project is training in hygiene and disease prevention, which was carried out by two experienced members of the pedagogical team of the St. Luc Foundation. The focus lies on disease prevention, in particular the prevention of the infection and spread of cholera, which has been a real threat in Haiti since October 2010. After the workshops, each school child receives a hygiene kit for him/herself and his/her family which contains toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, body lotion and toilet paper. A total of 350 hygiene kits is distributed.

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Installation of a drinking water system in the St. Nicolas primary school

Thanks to the support of BILD hilft e.V. "Ein Herz für Kinder" a water treatment system of the proven brand 'SUN SPRING' can be installed. Now healthy drinking water is available for the school children and their families. This is not a matter of course in Haiti, where even today 40% of the population has no access to clean drinking water due to lack of infrastructure, poverty and repeated environmental disasters.

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After the great success of the first hygiene project, the Town&Country Foundation decides to continue the project. We are very happy about the continuation of the project in St. Emma which improves the hygienic situation of about 300 children and their families and creates an awareness for disease prevention. In addition, the school's sanitary facilities are equipped with urgently needed hygiene items such as soap and disinfectants.


Installation of a drinking water system in the St. Emma primary school.

BILD hilft e. V. "Ein Herz für Kinder" and the support of committed supporting members and donors make it possible to build another drinking water plant in Haiti, this time in our second school St. Emma. More than 300 children and their families, 16 employees and the immediate neighbourhood benefit from the clean drinking water on site. The installation of the plant will be carried out by local experts. Wonderful news for the children in St. Emma!


Mail pou ou - e-mail for you

In January 2018, our new project "Mail pou ou!", that is Kreyol for "e-mail for you!", is launched. Our aim is that pupils from Germany and Haiti get into direct contact with each other via an e-mail exchange and learn from each other at eye level. The project is made possible by a one-off donation from the SKala Initiative. In both St. Emma and St. Nicolas, a small computer cabinet will be set up for the project and a computer science teacher will be employed to teach computer science on a half-day basis at both schools. Our school children will thus be enabled to use computers in the future, which will considerably improve their job opportunities in Haiti.

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