Clinton Bush Ayiti Fon anonse $ 1.5M pou devlopman mendèv
- Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:52 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (defend.ht) - The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund announced $1.5M in new grants to organizations bolstering the Haitian workforce.
The three grants, announced today, will promote the training of hospitality workers, entrepreneurs, students, and teachers, according to a press release of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund today announced a $264,000 grant to the Oasis Foundation to revive l'Ecole Hoteliere Haitienne (the Haiti Hotel School). Destroyed by the earthquake, the school, an institution under Haiti's Ministry of Tourism, was the only comprehensive hospitality training school of its kind in the country.
Earlier this year, the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund made a $2M equity investment in the Oasis Hotel, a business-class hotel in Port-au-Prince whose construction was halted after the earthquake. The Oasis Foundation, a nonprofit established by the hotel, is partnering with the Haitian Hotel School and Haiti's Ministry of Tourism, with additional support from Occidental Hotels and the USAID/Haiti Recovery Initiative, to make the training program possible.
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund made a $914,000 grant to Quisqueya University to help enhance the recently established Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to develop both current and future business leaders of Haiti. The Center will provide a range of business development services. It will offer training for local consultants and analysts, facilitate businesses transitioning from the informal to the formal economy, and provide advanced managerial training. From classroom training to hands-on case studies, the Center will give entrepreneurs the skills necessary for their businesses to succeed.
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is also strengthening Haitian accountants, managers, and other professionals through improved access to information technology. The Fund's $285,646 grant to the Haitian for-profit enterprise EducaTech will provide computer equipment, educational resources, and technology training for students and faculty at Haiti's state university.
Clinton Bush Ayiti Fon an se yon 501 (c) (3) òganizasyon san bi likratif ki te fonde apre janvye Ayiti a 12, 2010 tranbleman tè, lè Prezidan Barack Obama mande ansyen Prezidan Bill Clinton ak George W. Bush mennen yon efò pou ranmase lajan gwo ede pèp ayisyen an nan "bati tounen pi bon." Clinton Bush Ayiti Fon an okòmansman reponn a katastwòf la ak dè milyon nan sekou imanitè. Lè lè a te Fon ofisyèlman te fòme nan Me 2010, li favorize tranzisyon prensipalman sèvi misyon long tèm li yo nan efò rekonstriksyon dirab ki fèt ankouraje travay ak opòtinite ekonomik, abilite Ayiti tablo pwòp li yo siksè nan lavni.