Posted by Karl Johnson on Aug 29, 2012
Related program: Haiti Rebuilding Center
Yesterday, Artists for Haiti released a short feature on our work in Haiti – especially Program Manager Darren Gill (in rare, earnest form ;), and Headmaster Wilson D'Or and the students at Collège Mixte Le Bon Berger, Montrouis (the "spectrum school").
Says Mr. D'Or, "Amidst all our students, some may become lawyers, others become doctors or architects that help this country, and the first step is this school."
"When you see a structure built following the rules, you feel safer and even want to built your house following the same rules," explains Jacques Nixon, civil engineer and construction liaison with Architecture for Humanity. Mr. Nixon, a Haitian national, travels between the Rebuilding Center and its various project sites to oversee proper execution of international building codes that the Center follows in its design work.
"That's the overriding social goal of what we do," explains Darren Gill, Haiti Program Coordinator. "To improve construction standards, improve design standards, and improve the quality of the environment in which we live, work and learn."
Thanks so much to Ben, David and Nicolás for putting this feature together.