Saturday, July 31, 2010

Thursday: Construction Training (Day 3)

On their last day together, the Construction Team taught on how to develop a construction company in Haiti, step by step. The presentation covered all aspects of business formation including: writing the vision (in accordance with Habakkuk 2:2), creating the business plan, and filing administrative paperwork with the proper government entities. Our participants were surprised to see all the components that go into creating, planning, and executing a successful business.

In the afternoon the trainees were divided into three groups and were challenged to design their own communities. This mini urban planning exercise revealed what participants thought was important to include in a successful community: homes, hospitals, hotels, schools, airports, and stores. It was also interesting to see that they thought services like the fire department, should be located in the middle of the commmunity to provide equal accessibility to all residents.

At the end of the workshop, participants were excited about what they had learned and eager to put it all into practice.

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