In honor of Pere Bruno's Birthday
Pere Jean Monique Bruno is the heart and soul of what we do. Because of his vision and faithfulness, St. Barthelemy School was founded in 2003. The first classes of preschool and kindergarten students were the pride and joy of Terrier-Rouge, and as those first students grew, the school grew with them. Classes were added every year. A second floor was built, then a third, and eventually an additional three-story building was built to accommodate over 1,000 students! These students are exceeding the demands of the curriculum because of the high quality of teachers and their dedication to education. Truly, École St. Barthélémy is a part of the fabric of life in Terrier-Rouge.
Pere Bruno continues to inspire thousands of people through his hard work and testimony. He is loved and admired by many around the globe. Help us say, "Happy Birthday," to the man who started it all by participating in our giving day!
You don't have to wait until July 27th, however! Click on the "Donate" button to make a donation today in honor of a man who has spent a lifetime in service to others. To learn more about the history of St. Barthelemy's and the legacy of Pere Bruno, click on the photo gallery below.
Click on each photo below for more of Pere Bruno's story.
Our honoree. Happy Birthday!
Construction of the first floor in 2002, which was home to preschool and kindergarten classes.
Beginning construction of the third floor in 2008. What began as a preschool program in 2003 has grown to accommodate grades through middle school.
Every morning, the students gather to raise the flag of Haiti. Father Bruno instills pride in all of his students. Here, you see the finished 3-story primary and middle school.
Following a blessing of the site, Pere Bruno breaks ground on what will be the new high school building.
The completed first floor of the high school in 2013. Eventually, a second story was added to accommodate more students and classrooms.
Father Bruno visiting an adult education class. St. Bart's serves the entire community of Terrier Rouge, just as Father Bruno first envisioned.
Father Bruno is well-known and well-loved throughout northern Haiti.
The children at St. Bart's flock to Pere Bruno. They love being in his presence.