The key to long-term development in Haiti is education, job-skills training, and Haitian-led enterprise. Understanding this, Haiti Partners, Yunus Social Businesses and Extollo International have partnered to create two complementary social businesses — a bakery and a construction firm —to fund quality education.
Extollo will take the lead on the construction firm, which will train local tradespeople in earthquake- and
hurricane-resistant construction techniques and build the three-story building on the school campus.
The bakery will create jobs, provide food for the community and generate revenue to sustain quality education at the Children’s Academy for the long-term.
Situated on the Children’s Academy campus in Baocia, Haiti, the new building will comprise three floors, each with a distinct purpose: a cooperative bakery; a training and community center; and a guesthouse or receiving trainers and trainees from Haiti and abroad.
This facility will make it possible for students to receive vocational training in a variety of skills, preparing them for the jobs and industries that will create economic growth in one of the poorest countries in the world.
Haiti Partners has committed to providing the funding for the building materials to make this project a reality. Extollo will contribute construction training costs and tools and equipment, but we need your help. Please consider making a donation towards one of these two Extollo fundraising opportunities.