About B.E.L.

Name of Program: B.E.L. Haiti Initiative
Proposed Date: July 8, 2018 – July 22, 2018

The B.E.L. Haiti Initiative is a program created by members of the Georgia Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. based in Atlanta, Georgia. This program provides an opportunity to a group of university students, entrepreneurs, and community organizers from Haiti, the chance to explore business culture in the United States over the summer. The program will last for 2 weeks and focus on improving the participants' business skills while helping launch or refine business plans. 

Our 2018 host campuses are Albany State University and Georgia Institute of Technology. One week will be spent at Albany State focusing on business and leadership, and one week at Georgia Tech exploring business and technology. Below is a proposed schedule:

Focus Area                                        Host Institution                                              Dates

Business & Leadership     Albany State University (Albany, GA)                         7/08/18 - 7/15/18

Business & Technology   Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)               7/16/18 -7/22/18

The focus of the initiative is for participants to understand and seek business opportunities in key industries to create or build economic solutions through entrepreneurship and scholarship. This hints at our acronym B.E.L., Business, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. At the end of the program, students will present their ideas or solutions to an audience comprised of members from the Georgia-Haitian American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., local entrepreneurs and business owners, program instructors and prominent individuals within the community. We hope enrich communities  and people here in the United States and those of beautiful island called Haiti.

Our Team

Ronald L. Cetoute
Director of Operations / Co-Founder

Ronald L. Cetoute has a passion for both education and business. With…

Joseph “Max” Veve
Director of Programs / Co-Founder

Joseph “Max” Veve is graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech),…

Stephannie Cetoute
Business & Community Relations Advisor

Stephannie Cetoute has worked for several organizations including Florida Department of Economic…

Sarah Joseph
Budget Manager / Administrator

Sarah Joseph serves as the administrator for the BEL Initiative. Working under…

How You Can Help

Volunteer Effort – Summer 2018 will be the our second annual B.E.L. Initiative program. We invite those who are looking for way to give back to volunteer. This year’s program will be hosted from July 8, 2018 – July 22, 2018 on the campuses of Albany State University in Albany, Georgia and Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. If you are available on any of these days in either city and would like to volunteer, please contact us at info@belinitiative.com

Fundraising Support – Programs such as B.E.L. not only have many moving parts, but also require funds to operate smoothly and successfully. We invite everyone to donate what they can to a cause that can change lives, communities and countries. Please click here to donate.

Sponsorship & Partnership - Through sponsorship or partnership, we know this initiative will further the cause of your organization, especially with creating sustainability in Haiti. More information on sponsorship and partnership can be found below.

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Sponsors and Partners

You are officially invited to become a sponsor for an exciting program that will impact the lives of many across the Caribbean. As a sponsor, you will gain the benefit of exposure through different media outlets while enjoying a positive image with your affiliations with the Georgia Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce (GAHCCI), Albany State University, and other prominent businesses and educational institutions to name a few.

Through sponsorship, we know this initiative may possibly further the cause and improve the social image of your organization or brand. Please click on the following link to become a sponsor or to simply donate! Support BEL Initiative