OUR LATEST BLOG
Privilege and Perspective
GUEST AUTHOR: JAKE STEBBING
"I cant stress how important it is to take into account your privilege and perspective when going about your daily life. Privilege has become a taboo word, an uncomfortable reality that many of us don't want to realize. The beauty is that when you realize the privilege you've been afforded in life, you're more willing to change your perspective and seek out ways you can extend that privilege to those around you."
We have begun a staged reopening of campus, with the implementation of many new safety protocols. Each employee and student must wear masks on site. There is a hand washing station right inside the front gate where each visitor stops as they enter the campus. Throughout the day, surfaces and tools are being wiped down regularly and classes are remaining smaller so that we can accommodate for social distancing.
We have restarted the welding class from April that had to be postponed due to the closure of campus. In order to ensure staff and student safety we are doing the class at 50% capacity, splitting the class into two groups and doing two welding classes. Our Haitian instructors are doing a great job running the classes with our American staff providing support and advisement from the States.
Extollo is working directly with a young entrepreneur in Port au Prince that sews and prints personalized masks for Extollo. We are proud to be able to support local businesses like the one Ecclesiaste Louis has created.
The Extollo Leadership staff has been reading Strengths Based Leadership. We believe that it is important to continually grow as individuals and as a team. Each of our team members has taken the Strengths Finder Test and we have enjoyed meeting via Zoom to unpack this book and how we can utilize it in our organization.
GIVE TOWARD LAPTOPS
The administration office is in need of two laptops. We have partnered with Red Mountain Laptops and have sent two high quality used business model laptops to Haiti this month! If you'd like to help with this expense, please click below!