Keurlit Charles Appointed EkoLakay Manager

The SOIL team is pleased to announce that Keurlit Charles has been named as our new EkoLakay Manager. Keurlit is stepping into the role after having spent the past two years as SOIL’s Field Operations Supervisor. Recently we had the opportunity to speak with him to learn more about his new role and responsibilities. 

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your family. 

I grew up in a family of 6 in Trou du Nord. I am still living there with my parents and siblings. I am a former HELP scholar. I studied industrial engineering at Quiquesya University in Port-au-Prince.

What is your working history at SOIL? 

I heard about SOIL in 2016 from a former intern who was also a HELP scholar. While I was living in Port-au-Prince for my studies, SOIL had a partnership with HELP where they installed EL toilets in the student house. The toilets fascinated me so I did some research to find out more about SOIL and discovered that the organization was also operating in Cap-Haitien. During the summer of 2017, I worked as a marketing intern at SOIL. In 2019, I had another internship opportunity at SOIL supporting the DataKind and black soldier fly (BSF) projects. Then, in 2020 after graduating, I worked at SOIL as a daily consultant for the research team. In 2021, I was promoted to Field Operations Supervisor to coordinate container collection. On June 1st, I begin as Ekolakay Manager.

What was your interest in applying for the EkoLakay Manager position?

I am a person who is eager to learn and grow. I saw the job opening as an opportunity for me to grow within the organization and so I applied. I also received words of encouragement from the team to apply for this new position due to my dynamism and the love I have for my work.

 What are you looking forward to in this new role?

I am looking forward to helping grow EkoLakay’s customer base to reach our current goal of 8,000 customers. This would mean that more people have access to safe sanitation.

What are some of your goals in your new role? 

In the short term, my goal is to have a smooth transition into this new role and to continue working with the management team to ensure the service continues to grow and customers are satisfied. I want to build and encourage a strong and motivated EkoLakay team to achieve the SOIL and EkoLakay goals.

How is SOIL navigating the current situation in Haiti?

I can say that SOIL is resilient. Despite the challenging economic and political situation, SOIL has managed to continue to serve our clients and has made the necessary adjustments to adapt to the new situation in order to move the service forward.

What else would you like SOIL supporters to know about you? 

I would like them to know that I am passionate about what I do at SOIL. I admire how SOIL helps solve sanitation problems in northern Haiti and is dedicated to achieving its goals. I would like to encourage everyone, at the level of their abilities, to support SOIL with the remarkable work we are doing in Cap-Haitien. I also want to thank the entire SOIL team for the incredible work they have been and are doing.

Please join us in sharing congratulations to Keurlit as he begins working in his new role at SOIL! We are inspired by his passion, knowledge, and commitment to a more equitable and sustainable future for all Haitians. 

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1 Reply to "Keurlit Charles Appointed EkoLakay Manager"

  • Guimy Voltaire
    June 9, 2023 (1:44 am)

    Congratulations Keurlit it’s a great opportunity for the country to have you and bring your knowledge to Ekolakay at the same time to acquire new knowledge, just be humble to learn more.

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