Since February, our partners at Impact Haiti have facilitated workshops and training for over 60 leaders on community development, justice, and social transformation.
Our partners in Kitigoma are providing small business opportunities for some of the most vulnerable people in the community. Many of the participants have testified to how these businesses have turned their lives around and some have already been able to successfully grow their business.
Since the opening of the water purification centre in October, things have been going smoothly for the team and the demand for clean water is high! 4 times a day there is a delivery of 200 jugs of water to the community, and they are already in need of another truck to keep up with the demand.
Everlyn, David, and Robert are three PACE graduates who have received scholarships to pursue further education and are now being trained in programs that will enable them to impact the lives of those around them.
"It was not only a great professional work experience, it was also an opportunity to grow both personally and spiritually. The staff at iTeams were intentional about investing in us, providing space for reflection and leadership development."
The Forge internship program has been THE most effective internship program that I have ever been associated with — I have been in people development for over 40 years!
People often ask me what the day-to-day activities of the internship look like during the pandemic. I very much look forward to visiting a couple of our programs once travel reopens, but in the meantime this pivot has given me the opportunity to develop even more practical skills that I know will help when I start the next phase of my career.