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WANTED | Civil Engineers

In Engineering, Haiti, Interesting on April 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Engineers Without Borders | Rebuild HaitiÉcole le Bon Samaritain (Good Samaratin School), located in Carrefour, is in need of a civil engineer who is specialized in structural damage assessment. Should the damage prove adverse to repair, an assessment should include an estimate to repair the structure or to rebuild it from scratch. Currently, the extent of damage from the January earthquake is unknown.

This assessment is needed before the school can be re-opened the school and the staff can guarantee the building won’t collapse with children inside. This safety precaution is of utmost importance.

Ecole le Bon Samaritain was founded in 1996 by Rev. Jean-Elie Millien, an Episcopal priest, and his wife Mona. Both are retired and have permanently relocated to Haiti. The school provides a K-5 education and a hot meal along with basic healthcare and hygiene to children in Waney, a 25,000 person community in Carrefour, Haiti. For more, click here.

ACTION REQUESTED. If you are interested in volunteering, please send a message to Danielle Millien, who oversees logistics and communications for the school or Vanessa Rios, who coordinates NYU’s Public Health Action Group and is responsible for following up on the delivery of the volunteer engineer(s) to the site. Thank you.

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Professor Hermann Mazard is a Haitian American adjunct professor at NYU-Poly, the engineering school of New York University. Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit humanitarian organization, established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life, providing sustainable engineering designs to those who need it.