Petit Troll St. Louis du Sud was established in 2011. The school has approximately 300 students in 1st – 6th grade, and 10 local staff members. The school buildings of Petit Troll St. Louis du Sud were donated to Project Haiti by the Norwegian organisation Build Aid. Since 2015 the school is financed partly by Norad.
St. Louis du Sud is a village in the southern region of Haiti. After the earthquake in January 2010, it became clear that it is not only important to rebuild the heavily rampaged capital of Port au Prince. Equally important is to develop less affected regions such as St. Louis du Sud, as this relieves migration to the already over-populated capital.
The school system is poorly developed in Departement du Sud, and Petit Troll St. Louis du Sud has been warmly received by the local community. The plan is that the school will form the centre for Project Haiti’s efforts to aid the development of the whole community. The southern region is also a prioritised region for developmental aid administered by the Norwegian state and its Ministry of Foreign Affairs.