Greenville Tech Gives Assistance to Establishing a New High School in Haiti

MARCH 27, 2012

Greenville Tech Gives Assistance to Establishing a New High School in Haiti



A new vocational school opened in Corporant, Haiti on March 12, and Greenville Tech's Jay Pearson, department head for Building Construction Technology, played a role in the venture's success. Pearson provided advice and guidance on issues including curriculum, operations, and equipment. The school, Centre de Formation Fritz Lafontant (CFFL) opened with 75 students enrolled in agriculture and construction programs.

The 2010 earthquake in Haiti made obvious the country's long history of poor construction practices and need for sustainable food production. By training a new generation of Haitians in these skills, the region and the country can move forward.

In photo above in classroom of CFFL: on left is Mario Bellevue, Rotary Club of Mirebalais, Haiti; on right is Charles Warne, Hewitt, Coleman & Associates, Inc., Greenville Tech Foundation Life Board Member and Greenville Rotary Club member