Slide 1: HAITI:
compromiso Slide 2: HAITI:
Commitment Slide 3: HAITI:
compromiso Country (official name) : Republic of Haiti
Capital : Port-au-Prince
Surface : 27,750 km2
Population : 6.964.549
Languages : French(official language), Creole (official language)
Alphabetism:45.0% total; 48.0% men; 42.2% women (est. 1995)
Catholic religions 80%, Protestants 16%, no 1%, other 3% (1982)
Life expectancy Men: 47.67 years; women: 51.17 years.
Government chosen Government
gross national Product (per capita) $1,800 (est. 2000)
Industry : sugar Refinement, flour milling, fabrics and weaves, cement, tourism, light industries of assembly lines with concerned components .
Agriculture : Coffee, sugar handles, cane, rice, maize, sorghum; wood Territories of Labrantío 20% Minerals and Resources Bauxite, receives, carbonate of calcium, gold, marble, hydroelectricity.
Note: excess of mortality due to the AIDS. Slide 4: HAITI:
Commitment Slide 5: Port Prince before the earthquake Slide 6: The poorest country in America Slide 7: The city centre of the capital, Port Prince has been devastated by a violent earthquake at 4.00 p.m. on 12th January 2010. Slide 8: The devastating earthquake, of a magnitude of 7,3 in the scale of Ritcher, destroyed the city, the National Palace, the Cathedral, and one of the schools of Proffessional Studies where 3 salesians and more than 200 children were killed. Slide 9: The National Palace before and after the earthquake. Slide 11: And the cathedral Slide 12: The capital, PORT PRINCE, after the earthquake. Slide 19: Hundreds… Thousands killed Slide 23: Works of rescue of the relatives and friends who were buried. Slide 25: Pain?
Hope? Slide 33: … more misery and poverty… Slide 35: Where are they going? Slide 36: Everybody is commited with them Slide 38: The Salesians hold 10 houses and people in the streets to attend everybody in Haiti. Slide 39: This is the School of Proffessional Formation that has been destroyed, taking the life of about 200 children and 3 salesians. Slide 40: Their hope waiting for our help Slide 41: They pray for help… Slide 42: Photos: Internet
Author: Josep Mascaró, Salesian
Juan Ignacio Ullán, translation
Parròquia de Sant Bernat de Claravall (Barcelona)