The Bishop Tharp Institute (BTI), Haiti

The Rev. Kesner Ajax, Executive Director
c/o Agape Flights Acc #2519
100 Airport Ave
Venice, FL 34285-3901
011-509-3445-3346 pr 011-509-3724-7383


Physical Address
8 Rue de Quai
Les Cayes
HT 8110 Haiti

The Bishop Tharp (Business and Technology) Institute is located in the southwest of Haiti in the city of Les Cayes. Affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, BTI is currently a two year, but shortly will become a four year, post-secondary university.  Chaired by the Bishop of Haiti, the institute’s board of directors is comprised of various constituents from both the United States and Haiti.

 The model for BTI is that of a United States community college with an emphasis on providing business management skills.  Nearly seventy percent of BTI students are women. Over sixty five percent of its students have been placed in jobs in Haiti with industrial services and financial businesses, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and within Departments of the Haitian Government.

 VOLUNTEER: Mission Teams

Interested Christ’s Church parishioners have an opportunity to make periodic trips to BTI. Among other activities, Christ’s Church has assisted in the rebuild and maintenance of the BTI computer lab and conducted educational seminars. 


BTI depends upon multiple sources for its financial support including tuition and fees, contracts for business services as well as individual and corporate donations. FRIENDS OF BTI AND HAITI is a 501 C3 foundation.  

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