AN UPDATE FROM EXTOLLO'S PRESIDENT
"For Extollo, of foremost concern is the well being of our staff, students, and our local community (Bercy). As COVID-19 began to spread across the planet, we recognized the inevitability of an outbreak in Haiti, and quickly developed protocols to prepare our team, our operations, and our community."
15 students started a welding class at the beginning of the month. After only a few days of classes, the decision was made to postpone this class and send students home in order to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As soon as it is safe to do so, the class will resume.
New Friends on Site
Jeff and Teressa, our ex-pat staff in Haiti, have acquired a few new friends at the training center! Meet Wilbur, Chocolate Chip, and Cookie Dough! Wilbur had a rough start and was born with a bad back leg. Teressa took him under her wing and nursed him back to health.
The goats had to be fitted with custom "collars" so they wouldn't escape through the fence!
Hope these new friends bring a smile to your day!!
According to USAID, Women and girls are the backbone of Haitian society and local economy. Nearly half of Haitian households are women-led. Women are also pillars of economic life, as they form the majority of street vendors and support agricultural supply chains. However, women and girls continue to be affected by severe inequality in educationa and employment, and gender-based violence.
At Extollo, we do our best to help women succeed in an industry where women are the minority.
Have you ever considered using your skills to help in Haiti? We have some opportunities for people to come spend some time at the Training Center investing into our Haitian staff!
As we mentioned in the February Impact Report, Extollo was asked to participate in an introductory campaign for a chance to earn a full partnership with GlobalGiving. This 3 week campaign in March required us to raise $5,000 from 40 unique donors.
*** YOU DID IT! ***
Your overwhelming response not only secured Extollo's partnership with GlobalGiving but raised $5,730 to go toward student scholarships for this year! We ended up ranking 30th out of 673 organizations attempting to earn a spot.
THANK-YOU SO MUCH!