Update on Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Oct 28, 2018


Welcome to Global Learning Preschool's comprehensive update on Haiti after the devastating Hurricane Matthew. In this article, we provide a detailed account of the impact of the hurricane, ongoing relief efforts, and how the resilient Haitian community is rebuilding in the aftermath.

The Impact of Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew, a powerful Category 4 storm, made landfall in Haiti on October 4, 2016. It left a trail of destruction, causing widespread damage to infrastructure, homes, and devastating numerous communities. The Southern Peninsula, including the cities of Les Cayes and Jeremie, were among the hardest-hit areas.

Infrastructure and Homes

The hurricane severely damaged roads, bridges, and telecommunications networks, making it difficult for aid to reach affected areas. Many homes were destroyed, leaving countless families displaced and vulnerable. The urgent need for shelter, clean water, and access to medical services became a top priority.


Haiti's agricultural sector, a vital source of income for many families, suffered significant setbacks. Crops, livestock, and fishing communities were devastated, leading to food scarcity and threatening the livelihoods of thousands. The hurricane's impact on agriculture only exacerbated the country's existing challenges.

Ongoing Relief Efforts

Immediately following the hurricane, local and international organizations, including Global Learning Preschool, mobilized resources and launched relief efforts to provide critical assistance to affected communities.

Emergency Supplies and Medical Aid

The first priority was ensuring access to emergency supplies, including food, clean water, hygiene kits, and medical aid. Global Learning Preschool collaborated with local partners and other NGOs to deliver these essential items to affected families, particularly children and the elderly.

Rebuilding Infrastructure

Efforts are underway to rebuild damaged infrastructure, such as schools, hospitals, and roads, to help restore normalcy and provide necessary services to the community. Global Learning Preschool actively participates in infrastructure rebuilding projects to contribute to the long-term recovery of affected areas.

Education and Child-Focused Initiatives

Global Learning Preschool recognizes the importance of education in the face of adversity. We have initiated programs to support affected children and ensure they have access to quality education despite the challenges posed by the hurricane.

Rebuilding and Resilience

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the Haitian community has shown tremendous resilience and a strong determination to rebuild their lives. Through their collective efforts and the support of organizations like Global Learning Preschool, the recovery process is well underway.

Community-Led Initiatives

Local communities have taken the lead in rebuilding and restoring their neighborhoods. They have organized clean-up efforts, established temporary shelters, and engaged in the reconstruction of homes, schools, and community centers. These initiatives empower individuals and foster a sense of ownership and pride in their communities.

Long-Term Sustainable Solutions

Global Learning Preschool is committed to supporting long-term sustainable solutions that address the underlying challenges faced by vulnerable communities. By partnering with local organizations and stakeholders, we aim to contribute to the development of resilient infrastructure, sustainable agriculture, and improved access to education and healthcare.


The impact of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti was devastating, but the spirit of resilience and determination shines through the affected communities. Global Learning Preschool remains committed to providing ongoing support and actively participating in the recovery and rebuilding efforts. Together, we can help Haiti recover stronger and more resilient than ever.

Gunasekaran Raju
Thoughts and prayers for Haiti in their recovery efforts.
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