Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, the Minister of Tourism has proceeded earlier this week to the officially inauguration of new premises of the Institute of Hotel and Tourism Training of Haiti (Institut de Formation Hôtelière et Touristique d'Haïti - IFORHTH) [#14 Impasse Lavaud]. In her statement the Minister of Tourism declared "...it is with great emotion that…
The Ministry of Health of Brazil has donated 30 ambulances to Haiti (2.5 million) and 360 tons of ringer's solution for the treatment of cholera cases (500,000 dollars) that will allow to treat approximately 50,000 patients with this disease.
The Ambassador Eduardo Botelho Barbosa, who also heads the International Bureau of the Ministry of Health of Brazil,… Continue
The Yéle Corps Vocational Training program's [Yéle Haiti] first-ever graduating class will receive their diplomas today. Throughout their six months at Centre Polytechnique Esaïe Victor, students earned certificates in the three core trades of masonry, carpentry, and plumbing. Participants ages 18-34 were chosen through Yéle Haiti's job creation program, Yéle Corps. The…
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund continues to nurture economic opportunities for Haiti, today announcing a grant to a unique Haitian microfinance institution. The $850,000 grant to Fonds Haïtien d'Aide à la Femme (FHAF) will help put this institution on a path to financial recovery, and allow it to continue to provide loans to women throughout Haiti.
In order to meet the need of adequately trained personnel and immediately operational, the National Drinking Water and Sanitation (DINEPA) appealed to specialized partners to implement a vocational technical training.
AgroParisTech, French engineering school specialized in water and sanitation, has partnered with the ENGEES (National School of Engineers of Water… Continue
Mrs. Sophia Martelly, the First Lady of the Republic of Haiti, learned yesterday morning that a young woman named Sheila Médély gave birth to quintuplets at the Hospital of Cayes-Jacmel. She congratulates the mother and her husband M. Clément Numa while regretting that the only boy is born dead and that one of four daughters died.
With the graduation of 115 new Haitian doctors, last week, the total number of Haitian doctors, graduates of the University of Medical Sciences of Santiago [Cuba] is now of 731. Dr. Rosa Delia Castellanos Decónger, Rector of the institution, has recalled that the first Haitian doctors have been graduates in 2005 under the program initiated in 1999, to meet the commitment of… Continue
Foundation Yéle Haiti, which already offers vocational courses in carpentry, masonry and plumbing to the Collège Victor Esaie in Port-au-Prince, has announced an alliance with HVS, the world leader in consulting and services focused among other things, on the hotels and restaurants, to launch a pilot project of vocational training of hospitality in the sector of the… Continue
A new agricultural market, including two warehouses, an administrative block and a toilet block has just been installed in the town of Saint Raphaël, in the department of North about 50 km of Cap Haïtien. The construction of this market is part of the "Transport and Territorial Development Project (PTDT)" in the microregion of North which includes the following five… Continue
Yesterday, Thursday took place a meeting at the Hotel Karibe Convention Center, during which the President Michel Martelly and other stakeholders have made a detailed presentation of the National Fund for Education (FNE) which is a priority of his five years.
With the FNE nearly 1.5 million children by the end of the term of President will be schooled. "I bring… Continue
The Hospital Bernard Mevs has now a CT Scanner [Computed Tomography] (1), thanks to a donation of 500,000 dollars from the Foundation Yéle Haïti, through the Project Medishare. The Director General of Yélé Haïti, Derek Johnson, expressed his pride in the realization of this project and has affirmed that a new milestone had been reached to "provide better care to the Haitian… Continue
The mobile phone company Digicel launches a special promotion to mark its 5th anniversary. To thank its customers, Digicel offers more than 130 million gourds of call credit on the basis of 50 gourds per active customer ; that is to say, customers who have placed at least one call during the month of April until May 7, 2011. The recipients will receive 10 Gourdes… Continue
The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), kicked-off Haiti's National Agriculture and Labor Day on May 1 by inaugurating a cutting-edge agricultural training center.
The Sustainable Rural Development Center will help modernize Haiti's agricultural sector by training farmers to use innovative agriculture techniques that… Continue
Since last September, the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) is working to illuminate the emergency camps. A project carried out thanks to the contribution of the famous American musical group "Linkin Park". An initiative that should help reduce violence on these sites often overcrowded.
Some 200 street lights, powered by solar energy have been… Continue
With the influx of NGOs to Haiti since the January 12 earthquake, there been a shortage of qualified “exotic NGO techs” -- specifically, ones of Haitian descent. But after this Friday’s inaugural NetHope Academy graduation ceremony, 39 young Haitian technophiles will go forth into the information…
What do you do when you see a need? Fill it! That is exactly what a group of young collegiate and professionals have done in Delmas. In Haiti there is a saying, “to do something by nails”. Translated… trying to get something done with out the proper tools and frames. Buteau and his friends put their heads together and developed a plan to address the lack of proper tools…
The Digicel Foundation is continuing its reconstruction program by opening a new school in Delmas 24 in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), IDEJEN and the engineering firm Kentz. The Collège Mixte le Réformateur located at Delmas 24 is now ready to accommodate 700 students of basic education.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Colombian singer Shakira's Barefoot Foundation yesterday announced they will support the Haitian government's efforts to rebuild a historical public school in the capital's downtown area.
The Elie Dubois school, located in downtown Port-au-Prince, suffered heavy damage from last year's earthquake. Founded in 1913, it… Continue