Canada, USA & Haiti
There are three distinct groups under the Haiti ARISE umbrella. The Canadian, United States and Haitian board of directors work closely together as an international team, along with volunteer staff, to further this project.
The three international teams contribute to strategic management, marketing and fiscal skills entirely as volunteers. They meet annually to discuss and devise plans concerning project aspects including fundraising, building, expansion, curriculum, facility operations etc. Web meetings are conducted throughout the year on an as needed basis. These international advisory boards also work in conjunction to provide qualified skilled tradesmen, instructors and volunteers; manage material donations and delivery to the project site; manage area representatives; and communicate and update supporters.
The directors in Haiti work with local and international members and project coordinators to carry out the mission, vision and annual strategic plans and to develop a safe and sufficient building facility.
Long term volunteers are vital to the development of the ministry. One key purpose of each program is to identify and develop national leaders through training and experiences in ministry so that after a period of approximately two years of international guidance, the programs will be self-sufficient and staffed by national leaders. Skilled international instructors and volunteers assist in the development of operations and teach basic education courses, vocational skills and Bible College courses. In exchange for their services they receive room and board in the residence building at a minimal cost for the duration of their stay.
Short term mission teams are an integral part of accomplishing Haiti ARISE vision and goals. Churches and groups help fundraise for projects, build and minister, while also gaining the opportunity for a life-changing experience.
Promotional volunteers also work to continue to build the network of supporters in the USA and Canada. Area Representatives are established in key geographic zones to help spread the word about Haiti ARISE.