Haiti Digest: September 2013

Haiti Digest: September 2013

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Sep 30, 2013
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ILE A VACHE , Cayes, Haiti -South

We are happy to announce the completion of the Community Action Plan for the commune of Ile a Vache.

The Ile a Vache Community Action plan is complete. Architecture for Humanity has signed Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with various key players operating on the island, along with the Ministry of Tourism, for a strategic distribution of the manual. AFH is now a member of the technical committee leading the development of Ile a Vache. We are very proud of our work. The manual is the only one in existence now, giving the community a voice in the development plan of their neighborhoods. It is an invaluable tool for all actors involved in the development of the Commune. We would like to thank our funder, The Kellogg Foundation for its continuous support in the realization of this project.

Project Milestones

  • Demolition is finished; rubble is removed on the school site of Ecole Republique d'Argentine
  • December deadline is set for the completion of Mod'Ayiti workshop
  • Windows ready to be installed at the CIM school
  • Haiti Property Law Working Group is preparing drafts on chapters dealing with the Legal issues and the origins of land tenure practices in Haiti
  • FAES (Fonds d'Assistance Economique et Sociale) will review the bid responses before September 30th for Ecole Elie Dubois. Carbon Fiber will be used as the main material to be incorporated for the seismic mitigation of the Historical Building.


Ecole Baptiste Bon Berger Pele
The job is done! Architecture for Humanity would like to thank its partners and funders for their support of this project. Special Thanks to OnexOne, UCD Volunteers Overseas, Haiti Child Sponsorship Program, Students Rebuild, GiveLove and the Stiller Foundation. We would also like to thank the contractor, Metayer General Contractor, for working diligently to deliver the work ahead of schedule and within budget!
Classroom and compost toilet block College Mixte Le Bon Berger, Montrouis (Phase 2)

We are nearing completion of phase 2 of College Mixte Le Bon Berger in Montrouis. Give Love will provide training and guidance for the proper maintenance and management of the sanitation block. Colorful windows in the kindergarten classroom will allow playful shades of light to penetrate the classroom. The roof will also be lined with insulated fabric to facilitate airflow and cooling.


September 5, 2013
AFH Architects and community outreach team visited FOKAL for a presentation on Seismic Re-enforcement of the Maison Dufort (Gingerbread Home in the neighborhood of Pacot)

September 18, 2013
Architecture for Humanity- Haiti staff Retreat at Indigo Beach Club, Montrouis

September 19-21, 2013
AFH Clients,/a> Fashion designer Maelle David and Michel Chataigne participated in the 2nd annual Haiti Fashion Week

September 23, 2013
Structural engineer Matt Sisul from Sisul Consulting LLC and his team are in Haiti visiting Grand Ravine project

September 27, 2013
Meet and Greet Farah Francois Hyppolite; Gingerbread Preservation; AFH office 12 Rue Rebecca, Petion Ville at 6:00 PM


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We are delighted to welcome Charles Sheppard from Chicago, as Director of the Architecture Studio.


Project Phase %Complete
College C.I.M (PHASE 1) Construction Administration        85%
Clinique Mme JOA Construction Administration 100%
College Mixte Le Bon Berger, Montrouis (PHASE 2) Construction Administration 90%
Ecole Elie Dubois (Phase 2) Bidding and Negotiation 50%
Ile a Vache, Community Action Plan Diagnostic Complete 100%
Grand-Ravine, Community Action Plan        Diagnostic 20%
Mod Ayiti Workshop Construction Administration 50%
Ecole Nationale Republique d'Argentine (Perimeter wall PHASE 2) Construction Administration 10%
Ecole Bon Berger, Pele (W.C Building) Construction Administration 100%
Haiti Property Law Working Group  Phase 1 Vol.2 30%