Meet Pierre Supreme Elius, Director of the La Renessence School

In 2000, Pierre Supreme Elius, started La Renessence, after noticing that the streets were filled with children during the school day.  After talking to the community he learned that there was no school in Cite Pope and they could not afford  the fees that the schools outside of the city required.  After trying but failing to get the support of various leaders, Pierre decided to start the school himself in a local church.  With the help of the community an additional one-room building was constructed out of wood and coconut front panels to house the pre-schoolers. This year 96 students attend La Renessence -46 boys and 50 girls. Before Watering Minds delivered clean water to his students, Pierre used to get water out of this well. It was far from potable, but there was no choice but to give the children this water especially on the hottest days. Then Ovive, sponsored by Watering Mind, came to the community and started providing free water to his school. “This was a deliverance. It is better not to eat than it is to go without a drop of clean water,” said Elius. He now teaches the children a hygiene class discussing the importance of clean water.


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