Connect 2 Haiti & Haiti Connects 2 the World!
One of the challenges is that the world does not know about Haiti and many that do, have a negative connotation. The current perception is the country is in shambles, there is rampant corruption, and that the population is waiting for handouts. We are sure, that for the most part people are unaware that some of the most famous politicians, musicians, and philosophers originate from Haiti..
We have to change the perception of Haiti and adopt a strategy to inform the world of why Haiti is such a great place to visit. In order to do this, we have to reboot one neighborhood at a time.
In the first instance, it might be better to create a “Petite Haiti” outside of Haiti, similar to the way the global village https://www.globalvillage.ae/en/ created an environment for the promotion of culture from around the world.
CONNECT2HAITI is a program where people can learn about the land, the history, the culture, and most importantly build relationships with the people. We are also unaware of any platform, where Haitians can join, and share news with each other. We plan to change this, by utilizing existing social media platforms, and creating topical groups for Haitian People, with influencers and thought leaders in charge of each group.
HAITICONNECTS is an outbound program, run by the Diaspora and supported by the national, local, and regional governments where we create centers of excellence driven by communication technologies where Haitians looking for work can provide services to the rest of the world. India has done a phenomenal job of exporting its skills around the world. We have a plan called “HIRE a Haitian”. The theme is if you want something done right, hire a passionate young Haitian to “build your website”, “promote your brand”, “answer your phone”, “enter your data”, “manage your accounting”. In order to start the program, we simply have to do a deal with the community college, and train local Haitians and certify them in the regions where services will be provided.