About The Founders
Energetic. Open & direct. Team player.
Compassionate. Action-oriented. Visionary.
Compelled by Love
Compelled by their love of Jesus Christ and His command to love others, Simon and Don caught a vision of a brighter future for the Haitian people on the Ile de la Gonave by building and operating an agricultural vocational school with a test/pilot farm.
As a faith-based organization, Simon and Don plan to model & promote Christian faith and values as part of the school’s operations.
Simon and Don strongly believe that classroom education is necessary but insufficient to prepare these students for successful careers in agriculture in Haiti. Application and experimentation in the field and in the community are essential to completing students’ vocational training and create a sustainable agricultural model with the local farmers. This ‘learning by doing’ methodology will connect the students & staff of the vocational school with the community, empower local farmers with current knowledge & the use of the school’s laboratory technology, sharpen their ability to make informed decisions about their own crops & animals, and help them to organize themselves and their communities.