École Notre Dame
With the thought in mind, to also give older children who wouldn't be accepted to the official primary schools the possibility to get basic education, Heinz Kuehn founded his own school in Port-Salut in 1990: "Ecole Notre Dame". Meanwhile our school has become a regular primary school, still accepting the participation of older pupils. Depending on the number of new pupils, around 140 to 200 children get their primary education here (1st to 6th grade), before they go into secondary schools.
Haitihilfe Heinz Kuehn e.V. covers the whole financial needs for this school, including materials, salaries for six teachers working there, the housing and food.
After École Notre Dame was severely damaged during Hurricane Matthew in 2016, we decided to rebuild the school from scratch on a new piece of land. We were already able to buy some land and secure it with a wall. Now we're going into the planning and construction phase. We're supported in this by the NGO Architects over borders. But to be able to realize such a big project, we desperately need more donations.