Ad for Construction Assistance for MoHI School

I hope my regular readers will pardon me putting an ad in the blog.  We are looking for a consturction supervisor for the MoHI School; this post is linked to several job search sites.

Use Your Construction Experience to Help Rebuild Haiti

Mission of Hope International (MOHI), a faith-based non-profit organization, provides a range of services to Haitians in Grand Goave, Haiti.

MOHI is building a new school to replace a facility damaged by the 2010 earthquake.  Grand Goave is a city of 25,000 people 50 miles west of Port-au-Prince, and 20 miles from the earthquake epicenter. Construction began in Fall 2011 and is scheduled for completion in Spring 2013.

Project Rendering

The school is being designed by Boston area architect Paul Fallon with structural engineering services provided by the Boston office of Simpson Gumpertz and Heger.  The building utilizes a proven system of ‘constrained masonry’ construction to provide a high level of earthquake resistance. Funding for materials and local construction crews for the school is provided through a German organization, “A Heart for Children”.  Since the construction system, which is new to Haiti, is a challenge for local craftsmen, MOHI is seeking one or more construction professionals with a background in commercial or institutional construction to provide on-site supervision.

Construction Site

All professional services for the project are being provided on a pro bono basis.  However, MOHI handles all aspects of life on the ground in Haiti, including transportation to and from Port-au-Prince and within Grand Goave, meals, lodging, and weekend recreational excursions.

If you are a construction professional with a desire to make a difference on a unique and important project and can make a commitment from one month to one year, please contact the architect, Paul Fallon, at paulefallon@yahoo.com to discuss this challenging and rewarding opportunity.

Mission of Hope Guest House

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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