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Lycee Jean-Baptiste Pointe Du Sable Of St-Marc

On May 17, 2014, President Michel Martelly, in the company of the First Lady, Sophia Martelly, and Altes Toussaint, the Deputy of St-Marc, participated in the inauguration of Lycee Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable of St-Marc, which is an educational institution that the Haitian government has decentralized to provide free education. The institution will mostly serve disadvantaged people and has space for up to 720 students.

The new institution will admit students from kindergarten all the way to terminale. The institution has a library, music, computer labs, basketball and volleyball courts, football field, and a 400-meter running track with six lanes. The Hand In Hand Foundation sent some of its members to the inauguration ceremony. The Head of State welcomed the new institution and says that its model will be replicated throughout Haiti.

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