Bridges of Hope Professional Center
Bridges of Hope Professional Center – CONASPEH
The National Spiritual Council of Haitian Churches (CONASPEH), a partner of many years with Global Ministries, has long focused on education as a means of transforming their home nation. CONASPEH houses a traditional school (pre-K to grade 12), a school of nursing, the St. Andrews School of Theology, and a university which was established in the fall of 2013.
CONASPEH’s newest effort to create educational opportunities is a vocational school, naming it the Bridges Of Hope Professional Center, with the goal to instruct students in a variety of trades using curriculum that will elevate Haiti’s trades standards and bring them closer to International Standards.
The Professional Center will start with courses in nine different trades:
Building Construction: 24-month course
Electricity: 24-month course
Plumbing: 12-month course
Welding: 12-month course
Masonry: 12-month course
House Design: 12-month course
English Interpreter: 12-month course
Ceramic tile installation: 6-month course
Basic Computer: 6-month course
The average number of students per class will be 20 to 25 with the exception of the computer and interpreters classes which will have 30-35 students each.
CONASPEH seeks funds for the following items:
Start-up costs: Salaries, administrative and operating expenses for the first year; construction and furnishing of classrooms: $61,800
Tools, materials, curriculum: $11,000
Storage Building for tools and supplies: $6,500
Global Ministries is pleased to report that this new initiative is well on its way to fruition with a $50,000 gift from Canadian Pacific Railroad Company, and with $5,500 raised by the Kansas City Friends of CONASPEH group. Global Ministries now seeks gifts to help CONASPEH with this much needed project.