In January 2010 Port-au-Prince, Haiti was rocked with a 7.0 sized earthquake. Thousands were feared dead. Enough of that I’m not hear to tell you about what was depressing and happened in the past. I am here to tell you what is happening now in Haiti.
Honeywell which invents and manufactures breakthrough technologies that address tough challenges linked to global megatrends such as personal, commercial and homeland security; safety in the air and on the ground; and energy efficiency for factories, refineries, homes, buildings, cars and trucks, has invested it’s time in to Jacmel, Haiti.
Jacmel, Haiti is expected to have a brand new school as of January 2011.
“Six months ago, Honeywell committed to contributing $1 million in aid to the region, including a 100 percent match of employee donations, to fund rebuilding projects in Haiti and we are on target with that promise,” said Tom Buckmaster, President of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, Honeywell’s Corporate Citizenship initiative. “With the dedicated assistance of Mayor Edwin Zenny along with Operation USA, we’re confident that today’s ground breaking will help support education and overall community resources. Honeywell has also made business jets available to relief agency Operation USA for airlift support to deliver medical supplies and transport medical staff. We are dedicated to helping Haiti rebuild.”
This project will help to ensure the school can withstand a future earthquake and it will be made with sustainable building materials. Some of the special features of the school include new computer lab, a sustainable community garden, and regulation-sized athletic field.
A partnership between Honeywell and Operation USA has not only helped to bring this school to fruition, but also helped to create a scholarship fund to help support expenses the students may incur during the school year, including mandatory school uniforms, books and supplies.