As you may know, for the past few months Haiti has been experiencing significant unrest and political instability. Children are unable to attend school, roads are blocked, businesses are failing and being ransacked by bandits.
Safety for our staff and students is a priority and due to the rising tension, Extollo evacuated all US staff and their families in September.
This a complex situation and we are monitoring it closely. If you would like to know more, you can follow us on Facebook where we post frequent updates.
Even with the current unrest, a few of our Haitian staff are within walking distance of the campus and can still work on a regular basis. The others come to work (some from more than 40 miles away) when the roads are safe to travel and there is transportation available.
The staff continues to work on the construction of the restroom facility and have begun installing the trusses.
While the area around Extollo’s campus has been relatively calm, we significantly upgraded our security by recently hiring a professional security company called Maximum Protection Security Service to ensure our campus, staff, and students remain safe.
This adds extra security and an increased level of professionalism.
AID ISN'T WORKING...
After the 2010 earthquake, billions of dollars of foreign aid was poured into Haiti with little sustainable impact.
Much of that money never made it to the Haitian general population.
Nine years later, many are still living in unsafe homes, surviving day to day and losing hope for a better country.
The STRONGER Campaign
We are so excited to launch our year-end campaign called The STRONGER Campaign. This will feature one of our students, Mirlande, and the impact you have made in her life through Extollo. More coming soon to your inbox and mailbox. Don't miss it!