Last week Checkers Industrial Safety Products sent a team of 10 employees to Ouanaminthe, Haiti.  The Haiti mission was to support and work with Institution Univers, a K-13 school with 2,300 students.  We picked this cause in particular because two of Checkers’ core values are People (kids) and Learning (K-13 school) and a good education can be such a huge advantage in less developed nations like Haiti.

The trip was a huge success!

While in Haiti, the team worked on a number of projects; one of the key projects was to provide home water purification systems within the surrounding community and local villages.  They were able to in total, with money raised, provide 180 families with clean drinking water for the next two years.  Other key projects were to help teach English to the children at Institution Univers, building a brick wall to protect students while school is in session, mechanical repairs,  and other light construction.

Overall the team was able to raise over $11,000 to assist in the cost of these projects.  Thank you to all who donated and contributed to the mission.  If you would still like to contribute to Institution Univers and the students you can do so by contacting John Neill at jcneill@comcast.net.  He can arrange donations and connect you with the correct people.