Volunteer Experience in Haiti | “We have accomplished an amazing task”

In a final post, volunteer and BAM Ireland employee Jan Gottsche marks the handover of the newly-renovated Jean Jean School in Gressier, following an intense week of work and commitment from the 36 participants in our 2018 Volunteer Programme. The days...
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Volunteer Experience in Haiti | “A feeling of teamwork and camaraderie kept our spirits and work ethic high”

Volunteer Jan Gottsche, who took part in our 2018 Volunteer Programme on behalf of BAM Ireland, shares his impression of the first few days in Haiti and some of the highlights which kept the volunteer group going through the challenging work. As a...
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Volunteer Experience in Haiti | “It is clear that the week ahead will be a gargantuan task”

Galway-based Jan Gottsche took part in our 2018 Volunteer Programme, travelling to Haiti with 35 other volunteers to renovate the badly damaged Jean Jean School in Gressier. Jan participated in the programme on behalf of his employer, BAM Ireland, who...
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Our 36 volunteers are working hard in Haiti to transform a local school

36 volunteers from Ireland and the United States arrived in Haiti on 14 April for our 2018 Volunteer Programme, working to upgrade a local school in the community of Gressier. Jean Jean School welcomes 160 students from the local area every day, but has...
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Sophie’s Story | “You could see in his eyes the disbelief and joy”

Six weeks into her three-month work placement with us, Sophie O’Sullivan tells us how she got on during our recent Volunteer Programme, and bids farewell to our Country Director, John Moore, as he leaves Haiti for home. Saturday, 22 April saw the beginning...
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“The official handover brings another successful project to a close” | April 2017 in Haiti

Our Programmes Manager, Ailish O’Reilly, shares the latest news from the ground in Haiti in her regular blog.  In this month’s blog post, Ailish fills us in on the 2017 Volunteer Programme. We march into April with the preparations for the Volunteer...
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Close to forty volunteers head for Haiti for our 2017 Volunteer Programme

It’s an exciting week for us here in Haven as almost forty volunteers from Ireland and abroad get set to head off on our eleventh annual volunteer trip. Our 2017 Volunteer Programme sees the group travel to the small town of Carrefour Dufont, located...
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Sarah and Kate’s Story | “The most rewarding experience of my life so far”

Kate Kenneally and Sarah Browne are taking part in the 2016 Volunteer Programme.  In this blog series, they share their experiences and all the developments from the site throughout the week. Here, Sarah brings us up to the end of our time in Haiti,...
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Sarah and Kate’s Story | A very enjoyable and rewarding experience

Kate Kenneally and Sarah Browne are taking part in the 2016 Volunteer Programme.  In this blog series, they share their experiences and all the developments from the site throughout the week. Here, Kate, a member of the team working on the new kindergarten...
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