When you join us in Haiti on a Live Different Build, you will get to experience a country that is known for its unique culture and vivid beauty. Your Build experience in Haiti will give you the opportunity to learn first hand about life in Calvaire, a hillside community just outside the city of Cap Haitien. The location of this community makes this our most challenging Build opportunity and also the Build with the most breathtaking view!
While in Haiti, our Build teams contribute to larger projects. Our first project was building a school to serve the children of Calvaire. With the hard work of volunteers and support from Live Different donors, Ecole L’Union was able to open its doors and the first students were welcomed in 2011. The school has grown to now educate more than 350 students! Our Build volunteers continue to dedicate their energy to ongoing improvements and expansion projects at the school. In 2016 we began planning our second major project in Calvaire also in partnership with ASEEDH, The Freedom Village. Once built, The Freedom Village will offer living accommodations and programming to young girls who have previously been enslaved as restaveks. The term ‘restavek’ commonly refers to girls who have been sent or sold to live with another family for the purpose of domestic slavery, often receiving no schooling and exposed to abuse. After much planning and consultation, Live Different is thrilled to have broken ground on this exciting project and we are looking forward to starting construction.
As Ecole L'Union continues to grow and phase one of the The Freedom Village gets underway, we are excited to have you work alongside us for initiatives that directly address critical needs of the community and it's children. In the weeks leading up to the Build, you will get a profile with details about the project you will be working on.
Please come join us and learn more about Ecole L'Union and The Freedom Village while pouring yourself into a project that will directly benefit the children of Calvaire.
Thanks for your interest in Live Different Builds! Feel free to contact us at anytime if you have any questions.
Austin Gauthier - Builds Administrator
Minimum Fundraising Requirements
$3,295 This is a minimum amount each volunteer has been asked to fund raise/contribute to Live Different Builds.
$300 Due within 2 weeks of registration.