This project was influenced by two main men. The first is Leo Montes, a young Haitian who worked very hard to attend Brigham Young University in the United States. He gained his bachelors degree in Construction Management with the dream of rebuilding his country with safety standards. He did this so that if and when a natural disaster occurs, it won't be as devastating as the earthquake of 2010. There is a real need for hands on construction training and the implementation of safety standards.
Our second influential man was none other than a six year old orphan, Benji. He told anyone who would listen that he dreamed of becoming an engineer to build safer buildings. He survived the earthquake of 2010 and NEVER wants to see that kind of devastation again! He taught us that it doesn't matter your age, your possessions, your education, or your wealth; if you want to change the world, you just need to have the heart! Because of these two amazing people, our hearts were touched and our construction trade program developed.
We believe very much in the saying, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."