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Impact Report - February 2023


Summary:

  • Curriculum and tilt-up training continues forward

  • Get to know some of our amazing staff

  • Learn more about the current situation in Haiti

Updates to Level 1 Metal Fabrication Curriculum

  • While working to build metal pickets for the tilt-up fence, the Construction Team has documented the entire process from start to finish. These photos and videos will provide valuable training for future students.

Full Review of Trade School Inventory

While classes have been postponed, the admin team has completed a full review of the trade school's inventory and identified items that must be ordered prior to next classes. This was a huge task to properly track and safeguard the trade school's inventory given the volume of materials!

Sherman and Javier continue to work on tilt-up security wall forming instruction.

Why it matters: Extollo is the first business/organization to bring the tilt-up method of construction to Haiti and there is a lot of interest! We are using this time to make sure we are ready to train teams to properly fabricate and erect these walls once Haiti opens back up.


Going Deeper: Many organizations have reached out to Extollo to inquire about purchasing tilt-up security walls to protect their property. These walls are hurricane and earthquake resistant and even bullet-proof making them ideal for the current situation in Haiti.


Security Situation

Due to credible threats to Extollo's campus at the end of the month, the campus was put in lock-down. All containers were welded shut and tires were removed from vehicles. After an investigation by the police authorities in early March, it was deemed safe to resume some activity on campus. Please continue to pray for the safety of our staff.


As a learning organization, professional development is an important part of the Extollo experience for the staff team.


Some things our staff are exploring:

  • Reading books in areas of interest (business, leadership, communication, finance)

  • Mentorships/coaching

  • Taking classes/courses (English, music)

  • Creative writing

  • Music

  • Watercolor

 

Meet Youwens!

Youwens is one of our Level 1 Trainers and welding fabricators. He is a huge asset to the Extollo team and takes initiative to find extra jobs in the community with the skills he has learned.


Youwens' goals for 2023:

𝗠𝘆 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗚𝗼𝗮𝗹️: Being a best version of myself is my main goal this year.

𝗦𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻: Improve my relationship with my Heavenly Father, Yahweh; because if I put HIM first I will never be the last.

𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻:️ Being a lovely and caring father and husband.

𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻: Read more business books, Improve my communication skills

𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻: Being more efficient in my work at Extollo company by working smarter and harder and also creating a small business team with my alumni friends and other skilled people.

 

Meet Stephano!

Stéphano works as the Training Program Coordinator on the Extollo Campus and works hard to maintain and grow our training programs.


Stephano's personal goals for 2023:

  • take a music class

  • improve photography and videography skills

 

Meet Bendy!

Bendy works as the Trade School Administrative Assistant on the Extollo Campus and performs numerous duties to make sure operations run smoothly.


Bendy's personal goals for 2023:

  • start a fitness program

  • learn more about marketing

  • read 20 books this year

  • improve his music skills

 

Meet Jessica!

Jessica is an amazing asset to the Extollo Admin Team and keeps everything running in the Haiti office.


Jessica's personal goals for 2023:

  • improve mental, physical and spiritual health

  • strengthen English skills

  • be a great mother (she and her husband just had their first baby last month!)








For most of you, we are your main connection to Haiti and we feel that it is our responsibility to give you a glimpse at the current reality of the country. While we remain hopeful for the future, we appreciate your prayers and support concerning the challenges Haiti is facing.

 

February security situation briefing on Haiti:

*The Extollo campus is located just over 20 miles outside the capital of Port au Prince

 

The Reality:

  • 63% increase in average cost of food

  • 4.7 million Haitians in acute food insecurity

  • 1.8 million Haitians in emergency situation

  • 19,200 close to famine conditions

*Source: 2022 United Nations report on Haiti


Why it Matters:

The instability in the country has forced many businesses and organizations to shut down causing even more Haitians to be without employment. Without employment, there is no income, intensifying the problem of providing food for your family.


How to Help:

Even though Extollo has had to limit normal operations on campus, thanks to our monthly Crew Sponsors, we are still able to pay employees who are unable to make it to campus half of their monthly salary. THANK YOU!


If you are interested in Joining The Crew to help with monthly expenses, you can find more information below.

Going Deeper:

Watch this video to gain a better understanding of the conditions people are living in during this crisis.



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