by OLPH Admin
Posted on May 31, 2021
The start of building a community for the orphans-With generous donations from the founding members of OLPH Haitian Orphanage Foundation and others, the construction of the orphanage complex began in 2013. Just over 17 acres of land were purchased for the project outside of Plaine-du-Nord. The initial phase of the complex was to complete a dining hall/multi-purpose room and high masonry wall that secured the perimeter of the site. Special care was taken by Professor Anthony Costello and his Ball State University School of Architecture students during the design and construction to account for earthquakes and category 5 hurricanes. The orphans and staff were able to move into the facilities in 2016. Canadian donors also helped build the kitchen and the residence of the cooks.