“Growing up I always heard Haitians need change, the time to act is now. If we have not had examples it’s time for this generation to make the change! If we want to change the world we must begin at the areas that have been suppressed the most,” said Cesar Hernandez, Student Body President & Trustee, University of South Florida. “This model that HRDC is developing has the possibility to change the world and revolutionize the way we develop societies.”
“To help ensure Haiti is not forsaken in the long-term and to make certain a sustainable recovery and development phase takes hold, HR&DC has been initiating an unprecedented cadre of Haitian Renaissance Delegations from around the world in six sectors (Haitian Nationals, Haitian Diaspora, For-Profit, Not-For- Profit, World Citizenry and Academia). While each sector is important in and of itself, academia is being tapped to play a vital role within our efforts. That’s why I was honored to speak with the student/members of Club Creole on the campus of The University of South Florida,” said HR&DC founder and CEO Jim Lange. “Haiti’s challenges are immense and will take generations to overcome. That’s why I believe so strongly in the need to infuse students, especially Haitian students, as activists and as purveyors of unbiased intellectual capital.”
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Founded in January 2010, Haiti Recovery & Development Company, LLC has been methodically mapping out a long-term, strategic vision for Haiti’s rebirth. HR&DC has interacted with a multitude of individuals, companies and government agencies with one simple goal: To assist Haiti and its citizens through its present struggles, through the establishment of a replicable model: a new modern city outside of Port-Au-Prince whose purpose is to develop an economic engine for Haiti’s sustainability.
In Haiti there is a common saying, “Men anpil chay pa lou,” or “Many hands makes the load lighter.” Without question, today’s Haiti needs all the hands it can enlist. HR&DC is dedicated to helping rebuild Haiti, with skilled hands, determined hands, hands that come in friendship. For further details about the Haiti Recovery & Development Company and its goal for a Haitian Renaissance log on to http://thehaitianrenaissance.com.