Welcome to Extollo
The January 12, 2010, magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit near Leogane, 25 miles west of Port-au-Prince, killing over 230,000 and leaving 1 million homeless.
Our long-range goal to develop a permanent trade school in Haiti has begun. Photo by Jane Tyska.
With our construction skills, Haitians can find jobs, feed their families, and send their children to school.
Mason trainees spend one or two days learning how to spread the right amount of mortar.
Avery Pratt, Extollo Director of Training - instructing on the proper way to lay block.
Trainees are tested and graded on how well they can build a lead. Is it plumb, level, straight, and with proper mortar joints?
With unemployment approaching 70%, our training is crucial to the Haitian economy - and Haitian families.
Trained masons laying block on a wall that surrounds the La Gonave Children's Village.
Our hands-on training includes masonry, concrete, carpentry, plumbing electrical and welding.
As a comparison, Extollo-trained masons built the wall on the left. To the right is a typical Haitian wall.