Mediatrice Medical Clinic
With the support of its contributors, the Build Haiti Foundation constructed a health clinic off the main street in Camp Coq and with the organization Containers to Clinics it has now become operational. It presently is servicing the health needs of the 20,000 people living in the Camp Coq community.
The Build Haiti Foundation provided employment opportunities for the people of Camp Coq in the construction of its health facility. A local sign painter who is also a community leader was hired by BHF to paint the BHF logo on a wall next to the clinic. With the employment of local Haitians in its construction, this health facility has become a beacon of civic pride and the local sweat equity of the construction workers has safeguarded the facility from defacement.
BHF Scholarship Program
Recognizing the value of education for self-sufficiency, the Build Haiti Foundation has provided scholarship support to students who have demonstrated integrity and academic promise. Additionally BHF has provided educational materials and programmatic support to three schools in the Camp Coq community.
The Global Leadership Program
It is a program that partners U.S. student leaders and their adult mentors with Haitian student leaders and adult mentors to groom them as ambassadors. Using the BHF twinning platform, organizations and institutions (whether cities, schools, faith-based) are paired in relationships that promotes leadership, development, evangelism and culture. Program provides leadership and service learning opportunities which will promote civic engagement and in turn improve the quality of life for the people of Haiti on many levels.
BHF has been working with community leaders to address issues of concern to the community. In the process, we identify needs in several areas including capacity building, leadership training and institutional reinforcement. To meet these needs, BHF has done a great job to engage not only the Haitian Diaspora, but also seeking support from U.S. based organizations. In addition to supporting several schools and local organizations, we are helping to reinforce the local library/community center. Our goal is to make it a repository of knowledge in terms of human resources and materials.
Columbia/Cap-Haitian Sister City
The Build Haiti Foundation and the Columbia Association have been working to realize a sister city relationship between Cap-Haitian, Haiti and Columbia, MD. This is an idea that started in 2012. Our purpose is to connect globally by fostering opportunities for business, cultural, educational and civic experiences through citizen exchanges and collaboration. It is a way to raise awareness and achieve a deeper level of understanding between cultures through direct, friendly and personal contact. For Columbia Association, it is part of the grand vision to continually expanding on the legacy of James Rouse, the great visionary, who saw the value that diversity brings into communities.
As long term partners, BHF will promote and coordinate programs to encourage corporate and citizen engagement in the following areas:
- Government, Politics & Demographics
- Culture, History, The Arts, Architecture
- Civic Organizations, NGOs and Religious Groups
- Business, Communication & Technology
- Health & Sanitation
- Natural Resources
To this end, BHF seeks to engage individuals as well as organizations who share our vision. Faith organizations, educational institutions, non-profits, civil society, etc. looking to work collaborative to reach similar goals are encouraged to get involved. You may also join the sister city committee. Please contact us for more information.