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
On a hot, steamy day in May, Tek4Kids founder Gary Boice prepared to board a plane from Port au Prince, Haiti back to the US. As many of you know, a new Tek4Kids technology school was scheduled to open in September. On Gary’s trip back from Haiti, the goal of finding a new generator for … Continue reading A Close Encounter
Tek4Kids volunteer Rose Yunker has been teaching English at our new St. Francis School of Technology in Jeremie, Haiti since September. She recently shared this reflection of her time there.
Bob Glaser, one of Tek4Kids newest volunteers, recently returned from a trip to Jeremie, Haiti where he experienced a very positive interaction with one of our students. As Bob made the 20 minute walk to our technology school, Beniel Joassaint approached him and introduced himself as one of the new students at St. Francis School … Continue reading Making a Difference in Haiti
Eric Hoffman has been living and working with our Tek4Kids staff in Jeremie, Haiti since September and shares this account of his experience there:
Beginning with our opening session on June 23 through many hours of working, planning, learning and playing together during the following ten days, our 2015 Summer Session was a huge success!
Janvier Allenz, one of our teachers in Haiti, received an award for his hard work and dedication to Tek4Kids. He was presented a certificate for his punctuality, teamwork, collaborative skills and his dedication to the mission of Tek4Kids. Allenz worked hard to help our head teacher, Laura Desmangles, organize a two-week training session for the … Continue reading Haiti Staff Member Receives an Award!
Tek4Kids is grateful to all of our great volunteers for their commitment, dedication and service. They are an integral part of bringing the dream of a brighter future to our students in Haiti! We want to highlight three of them:
We booked our flight to Haiti one day before my sister was involved in a serious auto accident. My attention and energies were immediately focused on her and remained there until she was stabilized and making a good recovery several weeks later. By that time, Christmas preparations were in full swing as well as planning … Continue reading Reflections on My Time in Haiti by Cheryl Davis
The little six-seater plane that flew us from Port au Prince to Jérémie turned out not to be as terrifying as I had built it up in my head to be. Roger was a skilled pilot and I had my rosary with me, as did Cathy. We couldn’t crash now, right? And we didn’t. In … Continue reading Impressions From My Trip to Haiti by Jessica Edelen