Dear Friends, Thank you so much for your caring and generous support over the past year. At Tek4Kids, we are actively involved in the community of Jeremie, Haiti working with six schools and our first orphanage, providing clean water for drinking and improving education through modern technology for hundreds of school children.
Here’s an update about our work in Jeremie! We are glad to report that Don Kavanaugh prepared a network and three laptops and our team prepared a secure room that is open to all the teachers and staff at Saint Louis High School. This allows the teachers to have internet access, resulting in better class … Continue reading Progress in Jeremie, Haiti
Tek4Kids has launched our iPad Initiative this fall with great results! With many education applications, the iPads help solve specific problems faced by our partner schools in Haiti. They help engage students by enabling them to hear correct pronunciations during language studies and we are able to teach even beyond Haiti’s required standardized tests by … Continue reading iPad Initiative Launched Successfully
Tek4Kids welcomed five guests from Haiti for a training session held in Louisville in July. Canadians Joe and Judy Desrocher also attended the training. Tek4Kids iPad facilitator, Laura Desmangles, and Father Luxo, who is responsible for curriculum development at St. Louis High School in Jeremie, joined us for several iPad sessions. Along with our US … Continue reading Summer Session with Haitian Guests
Join us on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 At 7:00 PM at the Tek4Kids Office! Between snacks and refreshments, you will have the opportunity to meet part of the Tek4Kids team in Jeremie, get the latest updates on projects first-hand, and ask everything you always wanted to know about Haiti. We are looking forward to welcoming … Continue reading Meet and Greet with the Haitian Team
Tek4Kids has moved into a new office location: 418 E Main St. New Albany, IN 47150. Come out and see us Monday, October 14, 2013. Stop in and say hello, or plan to stay a little longer and watch an Introductory Presentation by Gary Boice. See how Tek4Kids plans to make long-term improvements for the … Continue reading Tek4Kids Open House 2013
Tek4Kids, Inc. is proud to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors, Keith Grieshaber and Shannon Fehr, effective February 1 and May 1, 2013, respectively. Mr. Grieshaber will hold the office of Treasurer of the Board, while Ms. Fehr will serve as Chair of Media and Public Relations. These appointments significantly enhance our … Continue reading New Appointees to Board of Directors
This fall, we will launch the Tek4Kids iPad Initiative. Countless education apps designed for the iPad solve specific problems faced by schools in Haiti. Textbooks, which are costly and frequently unavailable in the traditional paper format, can be loaded on the iPad electronically. iPads enable students to hear the correct pronunciation of words during language … Continue reading Tek4Kids iPad Initiative
Recently, Deb Shoss at CKRE (Central Kentucky Radio Eye) sat down to interview Gary Boice for their Conversations Series: Celebrity Edition. Gary discusses what inspired him and his wife to start their own nonprofit, Tek4Kids, what working in Haiti is really like, and why providing access to technology is so important in educating Haiti’s children.
Since 2009, there have been efforts to build a street connecting Jérémie to the rest of the country, but obscurities about land titles and other obstacles allegedly stopped the construction. The people in Jérémie have been protesting against the discontinuance of construction since the company carrying out the construction left the city.
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.