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
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
Tek4Kids continues to recover from the crippling effects of Hurricane Matthew last October. Part of this effort involves replacing Tek4Kids laptops that were damaged in the storm. Many thanks to Transparent Language, who is providing replacement software for these laptops free of charge! Transparent Language provided their Essentials program – a fun, engaging, and interactive … Continue reading Tek4Kids Thanks Transparent Language!
St. Francis School of Technology first opened it doors to 24 students in September of 2015. The school is currently located on the second floor of St. John Bosco, a partner school for which Tek4Kids provides clean water, electricity and computers. As a three-year program, the technology school offers its students different tracks of study in … Continue reading Great Things Are Happening at St. Francis School of Technology
Tek4Kids strives to help students succeed in a global economy; English is a subject of particular focus at our school. Rose Yunker, a volunteer with Tek4Kids, is teaching English at St. Francis School of Technology from September through May. Rose helps students to learn English by using a program called Transparent Language which is taught … Continue reading Students Enjoy English Classes at St. Francis School of Technology
Before Tek4Kids installed the water purification system, most families relied on rivers and pumps for their drinking water. Less than 8% of families in Haiti have access to clean drinking water and there are no sanitation programs to handle the sewage or trash in Haiti, which inevitably washes down into the waterways causing waterborne diseases such … Continue reading Clean Water Is a Stepping Stone to Success at St. John Bosco
In Haiti, electricity is only available for a few hours per day. Tek4Kids providing a reliable source of electricity helps to improve the daily life of students and teachers in their learning environment. By putting an infrastructure in place, it has improved the functioning of the schools and improves the foundation for their academic success. … Continue reading Electricity Is an Essential Foundation for Success at St. John Bosco
Tek4Kids partnered with St. John Bosco in 2013 to provide a technology based learning environment for students to help them excel with technology schools in order to have a better future. St. John Bosco serves more than 200 students ranging from grades one through six. Currently, computer classes are taught in fifth and sixth grades. A … Continue reading Students Excel in Technological Learning at St. John Bosco
Electricity is part of the main infrastructure in the schools we partner with; Tek4Kids provides reliable electricity at the schools to be able to provide a functioning water purification system. Montfort School is one of Tek4Kids more distant schools, and is more difficult to reach due to very rough roads.
Electricity was installed in 2012 at Brother Paulin which cleared the way for Tek4Kids to install water purification systems for the students. By adding electricity it allows Tek4Kids to install eight batteries to run the water systems which pumps 1000 gallons of city water per week through the cistern as well as increases the pressure … Continue reading Electricity Has Made it Possible for Clean Water at Brother Paulin School
The iPads were first introduced to Brother Paulin school in 2014. iPad instructor Laura Desmangles carries the iPads to each school to maximize the amount of students who can benefit from them. Currently there are two classes per week being held to serve students in the sixth grade classes at Brother Paulin. The goal of … Continue reading Students Are Enjoying Their iPads at Brother Paulin School
Tek4Kids has provided 20 laptops to teach computer classes in three grades at Brother Paulin school which so far has been a success. Desks were built and chairs were provided for the students. We currently teach two computer classes per week.