Cynthia Desert lives in a tent camp near St. Anne's Church in Port-au-Prince. On school days she wakes up at 5:30 a.m. to prepare for school—using the outdoor shower of a neighbor across the street. She likes to get to school early so she has time to play with her friends. Cynthia attends l'Ecole Nationale Republique du Chili, a school that was closed for three months after the earthquake but has now been rebuilt.
Children and Youth