Durissy

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Durissy
Village
Durissy is located in Haiti
Durissy
Durissy
Location in Haiti
Coordinates: 18°23′0″N 72°50′0″W / 18.38333°N 72.83333°W / 18.38333; -72.83333Coordinates: 18°23′0″N 72°50′0″W / 18.38333°N 72.83333°W / 18.38333; -72.83333
Country  Haiti
Department Ouest
Arrondissements of Haiti Léogâne
Time zone UTC (UTC-5)

Durissy is a village in the Ouest Department of Haiti. It is west-southwest of Port-au-Prince.

History[edit]

The village suffered damage during the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The school, just built in 2002, was destroyed. Plans are underway to restore it.

Education[edit]

The village has a parochial elementary school, Our Lady of Perpetual Help.[NB 1]

School[edit]

The school was founded by Father Anis Yves on October 5, 2002. Digicel contributed the school and furnishings. It also supported teachers salaries in 2008. It is a privately funded community school operating with the approval of the Ministry of Education. It is under the guidance of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince.

It teaches grades K-7. Food is contributed during the school year.[1]

There are 273 students, 105 boys and 93 girls. There are nine teachers.[1]

The following subjects are taught: Math, French, Creole, Social and Experimental Science, and Religion.[1]

There is a board of appointed directors.[1]

Infrastructure[edit]

The village has no electricity and no potable water.[1]

It receives its mail through Petit-Goâve.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Literally: "Ecole Notre-Dame de Perpetuel Secours"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Notre-Dame de Perpetuel Secours School, Durissy, West Department". Digicelhaitifoundation.org. 2007-10-09.