I had been talking with Gary Boice for the better half of a year about returning to Jeremie, Haiti but outside events kept arising to delay the trip. First, there was the onset of Hurricane Matthew in October, 2016. Then there was political unrest in January, 2017. Finally in late April, after a speedy road-trip … Continue reading Good to Be Back in Haiti by Eric Hoffman
“I have been trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life since retiring after 22 years of service with the US Army. My kids are adults now and I am basically free to explore a new life. The answer to this dilemma came via a phone call from my friend … Continue reading Tek4Kids Director Bridges Past with Present
Join us for a great day of golf at our fifth annual Tek4Kids Golf Scramble, held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. This year’s scramble will be held at a new location – Fuzzy Zoeller’s Covered Bridge Golf Club in Sellersburg, Indiana.
Haiti Coordinator Maryse King recently visited with Sister Raymond, director of the Centre de Montfort, to learn more about the impact of Tek4Kids on the children who live there. Sister Raymond explained that before Tek4Kids came to Montfort, supplying water for the orphanage was a logistical nightmare, due to its location on a steep hillside. … Continue reading A Life-Saving Gift
By now, many of you have heard accounts of the damage done in the town of Jeremie, Haiti by Hurricane Matthew. Thankfully, all of our team members survived the storm without injury. We are slowly starting to put together a complete picture of all of the destruction. It is dire. Nearly all of Tek4Kids’ 18 … Continue reading Damage Update in Jeremie, Haiti
Tek4Kids founders Gary and Cathy Boice recently traveled to Jeremie, Haiti to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew and continue making plans for our response to this disaster. Priorities included providing housing assistance for our teachers and staff, distributing purified water to the community, determining if laptops, inverters and other equipment can be salvaged … Continue reading Assessing Damage and Moving Forward in Jeremie
On Tuesday, October 4, Hurricane Matthew made a direct hit on the coastal city of Jeremie, the town in western Haiti where our Tek4Kids staff and partner schools are located. We have been unable to make direct contact with our staff in Jeremie, but we have heard accounts of the extensive damage from other sources. … Continue reading Devastation in Jeremie, Haiti
Many older folks like to exaggerate about their long treks to school when they were kids, saying they walked miles in the rain or snow to arrive at their destination. But Tek4Kids volunteer Yemi Sulaimon does not need to embellish his story of hardship. As a child growing up outside of Lagos, Nigeria, he literally … Continue reading Dreams Come True for Tek4Kids Volunteer
Bravo is an exclamation used to express approval when someone has done something well. Certainly, our Tek4Kids volunteers meet this criteria!
I have written many drafts of this article trying to find the best words to describe Haiti. As I have discovered, it is not easily described. Haiti is not just a place, but something you have to experience for yourself in order to grasp it.
“It’s hard to change an infrastructure but changing one life at a time is possible. I saw many lives being affected through the efforts of Tek4Kids. The water systems, electricity and technical tools have and will continue to help the education system. I was privileged to work with Tek4Kids Haitian staff members, who were ambitious … Continue reading Changing One Life at a Time by Cheryl Seger
I wasn’t expecting to love Jeremie, Haiti as much as I did. When we were packing up to go back to the United States, I’ll be honest – I didn’t want to leave the place that had changed my life. It was sad and difficult to say goodbye to the people there, as well as … Continue reading When Can I Go Back? by Allison Schroering