March 2012: New house, new rules? The foreign contingent of the Haiti team has relocated to a new base-of-domestic-operations. It's given us an opportunity to reflect on how far we've come since our establishment, and look towards what's ahead, to when we move out. While the Rebuilding Center is transitioning to Haitian ownership/operation, our search to fill unique positions continues - as does the variety of work we're conducting. (Some old, familiar things, like our beloved cement mixer, can stick around.)
- Montrouis Ribbon Cutting - (Mar 1) Speeches and close-out
- Haiti Schools Update - (Mar 13) Walls, and a few barriers
- Feature: Mapping Haiti's uncharted communes (Mar 29)
Comings & Goings
A very warm welcome (back) to the University of Minnesota crew who over the next 7 weeks will be plugging in to a variety of projects in the office. This builds on a very successful program last year and we're very excited to have them back. Particular thanks to Jim Lutz for making this happen again this year. The RBC also waved goodbye to Katharine MacLean and Marvine Pierre, but welcomes HQ all-star Sandhya for a longer stay than normal.
Design Opportunities & Program Needs
We are hiring. Currently we are looking for: Haiti Team Structural Engineer, Construction Manager, Development Director, Directeur/Planification et conception, Volunteers (starting May thru the fall)
Meet N Greet, March 30: "Has the Port-au-Prince housing problem changed since January 12, 2010?" presented by engineer Christian Rousseau at the Rebuilding Center, 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Contact Rolande Augustin for more information.