Before the devastating earthquake in Haiti earlier this year, the 47 nuns and teachers at St. Francois de Sales Primary and Secondary School worked hard to give their 11,000 students an education, food and much needed healthcare. Their three-story school building which sat on top of a prominent hill in Port-au Prince had classrooms neatly filled with benches, chalkboards and desks.
According to witnesses, when the earthquake hit, the main school building quickly collapsed. It was the only structure in the area to have been completely destroyed and was among the worst collapsed buildings in the city. Tragically, 152 children and 10 adults died in the devastation.