A Trip to HEART

Children at school 2We were chatting with San Diego friends about repurposing cargo containers into houses. They said that they support a project in Haiti called HEART school where their friend Dick Martin had been instrumental in building a school from shipping containers. Our friends sent us information about HEART and later introduced us to Barbara Rose, Dick’s spouse who continues to support the school. Well, we were hooked and began supporting the children as well, and when Barbara said, “I’m heading to Haiti for a visit. Why don’t you come and see the school for yourselves,” we said yes!

The HEART school is just wonderful and everyone we’ve met has been so warm, generous and accepting of us. The children are amazing. They certainly captivate one with their bright eyes and big smiles! Shad and the entire crew gave us such a complete tour and so much personal time. We were really impressed by all that is happening in Haiti.

Haiti is a beautiful country, with beautiful people. For all that has been endured, they are an incredibly buoyant people. The children are so bright, respectful and responsible. The school’s philosophy of educating the whole child for a successful future reflects in the sustainable program that is being presented. It is really a model not just for a sustainable school but also for a sustainable Haiti.

And yes, our hearts are in Haiti with a school called HEART.

by Kathy and Kurtis McMillen

HEART supporters and volunteers