Monday, February 26, 2018


Do you have a student in grade 5 at Vic West? The following is from fellow Vic West parent, Mark Crocker. Sounds like a wonderful learning experience!

It is hard for us to truly imagine what it would be like to cook over an open fire every day. To not have access to simple clean cooking options. But for families in Haiti it is a different story:
- Millions of people spend hours every single day to cook a meal for their kids
- Women walk for hours to find the fuel.
- People spend hours to cook a meal
- Kids get burned by the open flames
- Families breathe the smoke day after day
Mark Crocker fro New Hope Schools Society is here this week to show our grade five classes a simple stove design that is making a big difference in Haiti.

On Tuesday Feb 27, Mark will work with the students to help them understand the problem of smoke as well as participate in building a smokeless stove together. Students will participate in building a stove together.

For more information, please go to or contact Mark at 778 995 5505 (or stop him and say hi when he drops off his daughter in the morning). More info here:

New Hope Schools Society exists to relieve poverty in developing nations by teaching sustainable improvements for the basic necessities of life, including food, clean water, health, security and shelter to individuals or families who are in need; and to educate the public about poverty and effective development