In 1983, the Dutch TV Channel Eo-Metterdaad collected
sufficient money and began the construction of the Children’s
village. Four apartments were built for the relief of 56 children,
along with a school building for 250 students and a central
care building. In 1986, once again, four apartments were built.
As a result of
this, 112 more children did find a place to live. In the same
year, a multipurpose building was built; it is used for meetings,
bible studies, and education.
Seen here some of these children who are
sponsored by the children of People's
Cathedral Primary School in Barbados receiving their
Make Jesus Smile shoeboxes from Jenny Tryhane.
Right Naomie Bianka, below Left to Right
- Joseph Lauremil, Adams Kinsley and Josue Anna.
In August 1983 the first children came to the children
village to find a place to live. The children in the village can
be divided into three categories: orphans, children coming from
one parent families, and children in need.
Young Haitian Christian women look after the children in
the apartments. There are two “aunts” who take
care of the children in each apartment. These young women
get training in child welfare and hygiene on site under the
guidance of one of the executive persons.