Welcome back to Fort Jacque. In this blog I want to show you the changes that happened this year at Fort Jacque.
The first thing we notice is the driveway which was redone to make the grade easier for large trucks to come up and also to have a reinforced concrete part at the bottom to fix problems we had with our pavers being pushed up creating dips that made it difficult to drive in with some of our vehicles.
The next thing is the wood shop that was built this year to allow us to get more room in the main shop to work on our fleet of cars and trucks. We build a lot of things that are then moved to the toddlers houses.
The next two pictures show the outside of the last 4 toddlers houses as they were on January first.
See how they look now complete with windows.
The inside of these 4 houses went from nothing being done to quite done to almost done now. We only have a bit of plumbing and cleaning to do to have all 6 toddler houses done.
The next large structure is the school house. The first picture is from February when our Haitian crew started to dig for the foundations and cistern.
The next 3 pictures show what the school looks like now. The next floor where the classrooms will be will be built of wood.
Finally, we started working on a new house to be built on top of Patrick's house. The staircase is almost finished and the steel grid installed. The floor should be done before the end of the year.
I want to take some time to thanks all the teams and volunteers that took time to come and help at Fort Jacque. I have decided not to name anyone for fear of missing some. You were all very important for us. The time spent on building, cleaning and sorting out goods has help us tremendously. We could not do what we do at Fort Jacque without all the people that come and help.
To everyone, a Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year from Fort Jacque
Posted on Wed, December 25, 2013
by Georges & Jocelyne Gauvreau