IIT Haiti was founded in 2012. This school was the vision of Lionel Legoutte who is from Simon, Haiti. Lionel believed that education was key for lives to be changed. He believed that teaching basic skills would empower people to better their lives. Lionel, along with Tim Kaufmann and Jeff Nyquist established Institute for Information Technology Haiti in the summer of 2012. Classes are held to teach adult students as well as students from area primary schools basic computer skills. As teams travel to Haiti, they are able to lead classes and assist with the maintenance of the equipment at the school.