REBUILD Globally

Mission: to support sustainable development in underserved communities through eco-friendly education and employment initiatives. Our chief objective is to educate, train, equip and employ local community members to recycle trash, tires and other waste materials to assist in the long term sufficiency of our partner communities.
Aug 3, 2015

Graduation in Haiti!

Graduates with Djemson
Graduates with Djemson

Did you know the national average for students passing the final exam in Haiti is only 30%?  At REBUILD globally, 100% of our senior students passed the national exam!!  With this great success we celebrated our very first graducation at our workshop.  We were absolutely thrilled to celebrate the graduation of our 7 senior students last Saturday from not only high school, but each student successfully completed the Apprenticeship program. The tutoring provided by your generous contributions to our program certainly empowered our students to perform well and pass their exams.  In addition, our graduates are extremely optimistic that they will all succeed as they anticipate entering University next year.

Based on the business training course through the Saturday program your dollars have enabled us to adminster, two of our students learned skills to start their own “small businesses”. Jonise is selling drinks to the other students during the lunch break and is thinking of ways to increase her small business during this summer vacation. Mirthana a second year student is selling candies and cookies during this summer vacation in order to save money to help her cover her transporation fees.

The deux mains workshop in Haiti is eager to welcome the 7 graduates of the Apprenticeship Program to our sandal making team this year.  The graduates will now be entered into dignified, livign wage jobs due to their success in the Apprenticeship Program.

The economic situation in Haiti remains dire due to extreme poverty, natural  disasters, and poor infrastructure. However, REBUILD globally is able to support an additioanl 10 students to our program this year with all of your support and contributions from our wonderful donors!  

Thank you for your continued support!

The REBUILD family

Djemson and Jonise with graduation certificate
Djemson and Jonise with graduation certificate

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Apr 24, 2015

REBUILD globally's Apprenticeship Program: Spring Update!!

Jonise
Jonise

The REBUILD globally Apprenticeship Program was created to support vulnerable youth in Haiti by providing an academic scholarship and job skills training.  We are thrilled to announce that eight of our students will be graduating this year.    This is such an unbelievable accomplishment, as the national average of high school juniors to pass their national exams in Haiti, is 30%.  Yet, 100% of our juniors passed this year!

The Apprenticeship Program was born in the wake of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake as an effort to get young people off the streets, in school, and eventually secure them with a job at our Deux Mains sandal workshop in Port Au Prince.  However, our students’ dreams have changed.  Thanks to the training they are receiving, the world has opened up to them, broadening their vision for their future.  Most intend to go on to University, and many have expressed the desire to share the knowledge they have gained with other Haitian youths and start their own businesses.

 We are pleased to highlight three of our students:

Jonise is a 21 year-old young woman who has become an entrepreneur based on the business skills that she is learning through the Apprenticeship Program.  Jonise is an excellent student who sells cookies and soda to the other students in the break time during the Saturday Program at REBUILD globally. This allows extra money to help pay her transportation fees to and from to school and to come to Saturday program each week.

Jameson is15 years old.  He used to spend all of his time begging in the streets because his family could not afford his school tuition and basic needs. Through our Scholarship Program, Jameson is now going to school and is maintaining high marks. His teacher said that: “he is one of the best students in his class.”

Betiana is 18 years-old.  She is one of the best students in our Art Program. Betiana plans to share the knowledge she has gained to children from different orphanages in Port-au-Prince by teaching them arts, specifically how to make handbags and purses using re-purposed trash.

We are so proud of our 20 students and honored to support them. We could not do any of this without your support.Thank you for all you are doing to invest in Haiti’s future!

Jameson
Jameson
Betiana
Betiana
Oct 13, 2014

A Big Thank you!

2014-15 RG Apprentices!
2014-15 RG Apprentices!

The REBUILD globally Apprenticeship Program begins its 4th year with a reason to celebrate - this year, because of a 2-month IndieGoGo campaign and several outside donations, all 8 of our seniors are completely funded for their school fees, books and uniforms!

A Senior Year in Port au Prince can range from $400 - $600 per year, including the books they are required to buy and the uniforms they are required to wear.  It is by far the most expensive year, and in order to better fund the program as a whole, we decided to run the IndieGoGo campaign for a more personal, individual approach to sponsoring the students.  Upon graduation, the students will have exponentially more opportunities for either university, vocational schools or a different career of their choice - choices they would not have without a high school diploma.

The results of the campaign were fantastic - due to generous contributions from New York, Florida, Rhode Island, Minnesota, and everywhere in between, we were able to reach 96% of our goal!  Individual donations ranged from $10 to $500, and one group together raised over $1,500 in one afternoon.

We are not only grateful for the contributions, we are amazed at the energy and time our supporters have put into sharing the link, sending along email chains, and spreading the word.  We are truly grateful for the community that has been built and for the extensive support for the Program.

REBUILD globally would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who contributed, for every dollar, for every Facebook "share," for everyone who mentioned our campaign this summer!

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