Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Girls' Education in Haiti

Thinking Development formally ceased operations in May 2017; learn more about what we achieved.



Doing post-disaster reconstruction the right way

4,000 schools were destroyed or damaged in the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Already 30% of Haitian children never went to school. More than anything, Haiti needs hundreds of safe schools for the thousands of young minds currently excluded from basic education. 

We are working with the largest educator of women in Haiti to create a disaster resilient, eco-friendly and replicable school for one of Port-au-Prince’s largest girls’ school complexes. When finished, it will serve as an open-source modular design that can be built and maintained by Haitians, and easily adapted elsewhere in Haiti’s dense cities.

Breaking with the status quo

We believe that successful disaster recovery can only happen when local people are asked what they want and need from recovery. Rather than offering a foreign solution, we've worked with a school community in developing their own sustainable vision for the future. Now we need investment to make their plan a reality.

Take a stand against quick-fix charity

Explore our work, meet the people involved, and join our campaign to create a replicable, Haitian school for the brilliant young women of Haiti. Share the project with your friends, follow us on Facebook and Twitter and donate whatever you can. 

On January 12th 2017, we held a special fundraising reception to mark the 7th anniversary of Haiti's earthquake. Read all about it here