Jarville-la-Malgrange. Students run 7,824 km to raise funds for an association in Haiti

Each year, the Notre-Dame – La Malgrange school group implements actions to help an association. Covid obliges, the religious community Kizito Family, installed in the Cité Soleil the largest slum of Port-au-Prince, in Haiti, is part of this device for two successive school years.

Founded by Sister Paësie, this community is dedicated exclusively to the education and protection of street children and prisoners. “About 1,000 children are educated in seven schools, around a hundred are boarders in reception centers,” explains Sophie and Hervé Pottier, active members of the financial fundraiser.

A check for € 30,130

For two years, the establishment has carried out several actions to raise funds to help the association. So all the students from primary to final have taken up the challenge of traveling as many kilometers as possible, each on their own, in order to virtually reach the distance that separates them from Port-au-Prince.

“We also appealed to the generosity of parents,” explains the head of the school, Xavier Schmidt. The efforts of the children and their parents paid off since a check for € 30,130 was given to the association in the presence of the participants.

As for the kilometers traveled, the counter counted 7,824 on Thursday, a little more than the distance that separates, as the crow flies, Jarville from the Haitian capital.

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