Haiti Construction Feb 14-23, 2015
(open to university students only)
Situated on the coast of Leogane, Haiti exists Ca-Ira, an orphanage known for pouring out love and care for orphans and children from impoverished families. For years, this orphanage has saved countless children from starvation and sexual abuse.
Yet, on the 12th of January, 2010 Ca-Ira experienced a major setback to their mission. The two-story building that housed the living quarters for the children was completely destroyed by the destructive earthquake, killing five orphans and two of the orphanage staff members. The school center and the church that sheltered 220 pupils and 20 teachers also collapsed.
To help Ca-Ira return to the hope they once brought the children, we have partnered with the orphanage to reestablish a children’s village where
- 144 children will find refuge
- up to 700 students from nursery to school vocational school will be able to get a high quality and practical education
- hundreds of families will benefit through the medical center, school and the community outreach program
- many staff and workers will find employment
Since approximately 1,000 people will directly benefit from this center as well as thousands of others living in the surrounding community, we send LIFE Teams to help with the building process.
Our hope is to create a place for children where they can afford to be just children, and in the process, be prepared for an independent and self-sustained future.
We need your help to build the village!
Are you interested in helping construct a care-free and safe environment for the children?
Date: February 14-23, 2015
Location: Leogane, Haiti
Team: open to anyone that is skilled at a trade and/or able to help with labour
Cost: $2,400 (includes airfare, accommodations, transport in-country, translators in-country, meals, project materials and travel insurance (vaccinations are not included))
Application deadline: TBD
Purpose: This construction project will be working on the Ca-Ira site to aid in the rebuilding process.
To some pictures from last year's project, click here.
If you have more questions and/or would like to apply, fill out the following form so that we can contact you.