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"Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as day."

Isaiah 58:10

Our Journey

2001- Fundraising was started in Canada

2002- A two-acre building site was purchased in Grand Goave, Haiti.

2003- Building plans and construction began in July with the foundation of the Technical Institute and residence building. The church was also planted with 45 new believers. 

2004- Another two-acre piece of land was purchased in January, making the main campus a total of slightly more than four acres. Construction continued on the school buildings. A temporary tin roof pole shelter was erected for the church. This simple structure has been expanded five times to accommodate the thriving congregation. ESL classes were opened enrolling over 100 students. Monthly rice and clothing distributions were established as a part of the Community Transformation projects.

2005- The Technical Institute was opened to the community with agriculture classes and a half-acre community garden was planted. The Technical Institute program developed to offer mechanics, textiles, music, computers and business, continued ESL, and a full two-year carpentry course.

2007- The Bible College classes opened in the spring. A second church was planted in Tapion with 40 new believers.

2008- The first Bible College class of 50 graduated in June, along with the first carpentry students. In the fall, a separate parcel of 2 acres of land was purchased with the plans to establish a small local goat farm and cheese making factory in conjunction with the Technical Institute to train local farmers and families in husbandry and healthy dairy consumption. A miraculous provision of another 7-acre parcel of land became available, just adjacent to the existing main campus, for the future construction of our long term goals- a local church/ multi-purpose building, an elementary school and children's village.

2009- The 7-acre parcel of land was paid off, and plans started for development. Residential building for housing teams and volunteers on the main campus was finished, the Technical Institute building finished and a brand new 25-computer lab set up for information technology classes. Cooking classes also started. The Technical Institute and Bible College served 350 students.

2010- The January 12 earthquake hit, severely damaging the Technical Institute building. The perimeter wall collapsed and was re-built in 3 months, temporary elementary classes were  built and 7 elementary classes opened in October. The work on the Medical Clinic building also began in October.  New engineering designs were made for the reconstruction of the Technical Institute. The wall around the new 7-acre land (South Campus) was started.

2011- New construction of Technical Institute was started; ten community wells drilled in various areas. The local church shelter was re-built to accomodate our growing and thriving congregation and has now grown to over 500 members, and the Tapion church ha grown to over 200. Haiti ARISE acquired a third church in the mountain village of DieuFou.

2012- The medical clinic building finished and opened for full time operations in October 2012, with 6 new Haitian staff. The elementary school classes have expanded to include up to grade 6 with over 350 students. The new technical institute reconstruction of Phase 1 of the building will be complete by the end of 2012.

2013- Construction of the technical school building was completed and furnishings to equip the classes were purchased. Classes re-opened with 400 students in Electricity, plumbing, tiling, construction, English, Bible and business. Children's village duplexes one and two out of six were constructed.

2014- Technical school shops were constructed and a container of tools and equipment shipped to stock the classes. Grand Opening of the Technical School and medical clinic were celebrated. The construction of the children's village continued, with plans to open in the new year the first two buildings.