About Us

Who We Are

Many Hands International (MHI) started in 2008 with the concept of a kombit, a Haitian term that describes kind of communal undertaking to accomplish a great task. MHI is being directed by an unpaid staff of 12 individuals and a Board of 4 members. These individuals devote their time, energy, and resources to establishing and running this organization. MHI is registered in the state of Florida as a public charity. As such, it has a fully functioning board and a formal mission statement.

At Many Hands International, we recognize that it takes MANY hands to make an impact in the lives of our students and their families in Haiti. We need your support, your donations, your HAND.

Prepare The Youth

Our principal focus is supporting the Ecole Academie Solitarite du Nord school in Cap-Haitien. This school currently educates 150 children, grades preschool to 4th.

Provide Education

Our goal is to increase the numbers of children and staff and ultimately expand the curriculum to more vocational and academic pathways

Provide Resources

We also want to be able to provide two meals a day for our school children, as many of them only eat once a day.

Meet The Team

President

Lesly Andre

Lesly Andre is the President of Many Hands International. Graduating from Florida International University, Lesly earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in business management and international business.

Chairman

Jordani Pluviose

For over 12 years, Jordani Pluviose has been spearheading Many Hands International, first as founder and then currently as the chairman of the organization. Mr. Pluviose can be credited with sending over 150 underprivileged children to the MHI-sponsored school in Cap Haitian, Haiti. Jordani currently, works as a Property Assessor in Miami Dade County Property Appraiser Office. Jordani lives his life by the motto: “You fail only when you stop trying.”

Board Member

Dr. Kelly Hernandez

Dr. Kelly Hernandez currently works as an Academic Writing Coach at the Medical Campus of Miami Dade College (MDC). Previous to this position, she worked ten years at MDC in student affairs and curriculum design.

Board Member

Louis Okonkwo

As the Senior Manager of Reporting & Analytics at Citrix Systems, Louis is responsible for leading and managing a team of data analysts and building the BI strategic roadmap for Finance to improve their ability to report on data and perform deep dive data analysis.

Board Member

Dominique Okonkwo

In her role as the Director of Business Application Solutions, Dominique Okonkwo’s extensive experience leading and managing high profile, high reward, and strategic technology-driven initiatives continues to support the University of Miami’s creative approach to how they think about information technology at the “U”.

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