Melda - Haitian Schoolgirl
Melda Alchideau, 6, of Gonaives, Haiti attends Ecole N. D. de la Nativite, in Gonaives, Haiti. Behind her are U.S. Navy Seabees constructing a new school building for her and her classmates. After the hurricanes of 2004, flood waters were more than 12 feet deep at this location. When asked what she thought of the work being done, she said, "Tres bien," which translates to "very good."
The U.S. Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard are contributing to Operation New Horizons, a three-month humanitarian and civic assistance project in Haiti sponsored by Commander U.S. Southern Command. The Task Force conducting Operation New Horizons will build three school houses, drill three potable water wells and conduct free health clinics. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Roger S. Duncan. (RELEASED)