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Collège Cœur Immaculé de Marie

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Collège Cœur Immaculé de Marie (CIM) in downtown Port-au-Prince will rebuild permanent facilities for 850 girls in grades 1-12. The school, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012, was completely destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. The program for the new school will include 24 classrooms including science classrooms, a computer lab, library and media room, new administrative spaces,kitchen, new bathrooms, a large multi-purpose room, and dedicated sport courts and gardens. The project will be developed and built over the span of 24 months beginning in September 2012.

The school is supported by the FIDEMA Foundation in Belgium, and is under the direction of the Soeurs de Filles de Marie. The school is dedicated to providing the highest level of academic achievement for the neediest students. There are 67 teachers who run a progressive curriculum in a program supported by the Government of Haiti sponsoring new directions in education. This includes a two tier program with electives in art history, economics, and other classes outside the regular curriculum.

Location

Rue de Travail 3eme, Bois Verna
Port-au-Prince, Ouest
Haiti

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Project Details

NAME: Collège Cœur Immaculé de Marie
PROJECT LEAD: Eric Cesal, Kate Evarts
LOCATION: Rue de Travail 3eme, Bois Verna, Port-au-Prince, Ouest, Haiti
START DATE: March 24, 2012
CURRENT PHASE: In construction
COST: $770000 USD (Estimated)
SIZE: 1650 sq. m
PROJECT TYPE: Education Facility - Secondary School, Education Facility - Primary School
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: TBD
ENGINEERING: Geo Tech - Michel Magnier
CLIENT: Soeur Philomene Fabre and Soeur Lucie Sanon
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: DeganKolb - Abe Lynn
FUNDING: FIDEMA
DESIGN TEAM: Kaitlin Schalow, Stephen Sun, Angela Bateson, Danica Kane, Angela Tabrizi, Sven Kalim, Radim Tkadlec, Gabriela Semeco
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: YCF Group S.A. - Yves Francois (Phase 1)
BENEFICIARIES: Students, faculty, school staff, families, neighborhood
NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES: 955
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: storm water collection and retention, sustainable sanitation systems, passive natural ventilation strategies