After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Canadian construction industry swung into action to rebuild Ecole Lakay, a trade school that was destroyed. The school will be restored, expanded and will provide a steady stream of tradespeople to rebuild Haiti.
Nine-Building, 40,000 sq. ft. Complex, Serving More Than 600 Local Children, Rises Just Seven Months After Groundbreaking Following Devastating January 2010 Earthquake.
JACMEL, Haiti, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Chairman and CEO Dave Cote and Honeywell Hometown Solutions President Tom Buckmaster recently joined students, parents, teachers, school administrators and community leaders to open Ecole Nationale Jacob Martin Henriquez, a new, state-of-the-art public school in the hard hit city of Jacmel in southern Haiti. The nine-building school complex will provide a new educational home and free meals to more than 600 local children in grades K through 7.
Hibernia College, the online education institute that trains national teachers in Ireland, is chasing new opportunities abroad and is preparing to train up to 5,000 teachers in Haiti over the next two years.
The college, founded by Dr Sean Rowland in 1999, has more than 7,000 students in 30 countries and is increasingly focusing on overseas expansion opportunities. (more…)