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Baocia Children's Academy
Bakery and Training Center

Creating Social Businesses to Fund
Quality Education

Haiti PartnersThe 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.

One New Building,
Three Distinct Functions

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.

The bakery and training center will have three floors with a cooperative bakery, a training facility and community center and a guesthouse The 1st floor bakery will provide jobs and food for the local community and generate revenue for the Children's Academy. Extollo will use several trained Haitians from the La Gonave project as trainers and will train local PAP residents in earthquake and hurricane resistant construction techniques. Trainees will receive instruction in six construction disciplines including plumbing. Students at the Academy will 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. The Children’s Academy will be a place where educators, pastors, and community leaders from across Haiti will come to be inspired and equipped. On April 6th, Extollo breaks ground on the bakery and training center along with Haiti Partners and local preschoolers From L to R, Extollo's Sherman Balch, Steve Poulos and Avery Pratt at the groundbreaking ceremony. Steve will manage the project in Haiti.

Project Overview

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The bakery and training center will have three floors with a cooperative bakery, a training facility and community center and a guesthouse
The 1st floor bakery will provide jobs and food for the local community and generate revenue for the Children's Academy.
Extollo will use several trained Haitians from the La Gonave project as trainers and will train local PAP residents in earthquake and hurricane resistant construction techniques.
Trainees will receive instruction in six construction disciplines including plumbing.
Students at the Academy will 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.
The Children’s Academy will be a place where educators, pastors, and community leaders from across Haiti will come to be inspired and equipped.
On April 6th, Extollo breaks ground on the bakery and training center along with Haiti Partners and local preschoolers
From L to R, Extollo's Sherman Balch, Steve Poulos and Avery Pratt at the groundbreaking ceremony. Steve will manage the project in Haiti.

We Need Your Support

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.