To create banana bark cards, the first step for the Haitian artisans is to collect the banana leaves – and that is not as easy as you might think. None of the cards are painted or dyed and so the variations of color that you see are because the artisan has selected different colored leaves.
During our trips in October and November 2012, we arrived one step closer to our dream of helping the youth in Jeremie to have a better future. Two computer classrooms with more than 50 laptops are now operational at St. Louis High School! All 400+ students are learning to type with our three teachers: Nancy, … Continue reading Computer Classes at St. Louis High School
Tek4Kids started building the pump house and the cistern for the water purification system in November of 2011. We employed the same design as the water purification system installed at St. Therese Montessori School by means of a chlorine generator that uses ordinary salt and electrolysis powered by a 12 volt battery. We also installed … Continue reading Construction at Brother Paulin School
Tek4Kids began building the pump house and the roof to the existing cistern with the help of our local construction crew in 2010. Piping was routed from the cistern into the pump house and through the water purification system. This system filters and chlorinates the impure water by means of a chlorine generator using ordinary … Continue reading The Water Purification System at St. Therese Montessori
Tek4Kids has many projects in the pipeline to help improve the situation of Brother Paulin School. Our future projects are based on getting volunteers and donations to help the school. That includes a kitchen and a cafeteria, where the women currently cook with firewood. The smoke created by burning these chunks of wood endangers the … Continue reading Upcoming Projects at Brother Paulin School
On February 22, 2011, the water purification system at St. Therese Montessori School was officially inaugurated. Many people from the community of Jeremie, including students and teachers were in attendance for the opening ceremony, along with team members from Tek4Kids and the Cathedral of the Assumption, members of our Haitian construction crew, and our translator, … Continue reading The Opening Ceremony at St. Therese Montessori