One of our goals is to provide a medical facility in the Gallette Chambon area to increase medical services for the people that live in the nearby area. This will reduce the amount of travel time for many who live in the mountains surrounding the area. We have building plans from a Haitian Engineer to construct the Medical Facility in Haiti. This is a very exciting project and will provide medical attention for thousands of people who do not have any medical attention available to them without an approximate 6-hour walk. The facility will be staffed with Haitian doctors and nurses and will also have a guest house available for medical mission teams to come in and serve. This facility will be built in stages as funds are available. It will be at the Gallette Chambon location where a school, church and other facilities already exist.
We currently have a 4-room Vocational school at Gallette Chambon. We are in the process of doubling the size of this school. We need additional funding for curriculum, classes and teachers in addition to supplies for:
Arts/Crafts (jewelry): Beads, string,
Bakery: Oven, stove, cooking utensils, pans, pots, baking sheets etc. Specialty cake supplies.
Construction: Tools, wood, (concrete Block machine)
Cosmetology: Hair supplies, scissors, rollers, perms, combs, straighteners, blow dryers, hair products
Electrical: Electrical supplies such as electrical boxes, wire, wiring tools.
Plumbing: Piping PVC, glue, tools
Sewing: Sewing Machines (Not electric), Material, thread
When you live in an orphanage and turn 18 in Haiti you have to leave the orphanage. If you have not graduated from high school by the time you turn 18 you can’t advance to a government vocational school. We are building a transitional home that will be on the same grounds as the vocational school. Eighteen-year-olds and above can stay in the home while they finish school or attend the vocational school for a specific program study. We will then help them find employment and housing.
Funds to purchase and install a concrete pad and basketball hoops.
Funds for turf for soccer field both will be used to begin sports in all schools in the area and act as a place for sports camps and sports related Mission trips.
On the grounds with the vocational school we are building storefront shops. These stores will include employment opportunities for each area of study at the vocational school: bakery, hair salon, dry-cleaning and alterations, and jewelry store. This mini-mall will serve the thousands of Haitians who make the trip down the mountain into town who have to pass right by the Gallette Chambon area.