Royal Caribbean’s New School
Royal Caribbean International has opened a school in Haiti after the tragic earthquake which destroyed so much of the country. The school named ‘L’Ecole Nouvelle Royal Caribbean’ is one of the first to be built and opened in Haiti after the disaster.
The school complex consisting of six buildings, stretches across 6,500 square feet, and includes 12 classrooms along with offices, bathrooms and a computer lab. The building of the school started just 3 days after the earthquake, the aim being to open in time for teaching in 2010-2011.
The school will allow 230 nearby children to gain education from kindergarten to fifth grade. Adults in the area will also have opportunities to further their education with evening vocational classes.
The materials used in the construction of the school were transported from Miami on Royal Caribbean cruise ships. The cruise line employed around 50 local Haitians to build the school within 4 weeks along with InnoVida, a company which build structures that can withstand earthquakes, hurricanes and are energy efficient.