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 each day. Tek4Kids has built the necessary infrastructure to provide a reliable source of electricity for St. John Bosco, improving the learning environment for both students and teachers. Reliable electricity helps students achieve academic success. In 2013, eight batteries were installed to operate the water … 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, with the goal helping them excel in the field of technology and improve their opportunities for employment in the future. St. John Bosco serves more than 200 students in grades one through six. Currently, computer classes are taught in … Continue reading Students Excel in Technological Learning at St. John Bosco
Electricity is part of the infrastructure Tek4Kids provides in our partner schools. Reliable electricity is essential in order to provide a functioning water purification system. Providing the necessary infrastructure at Montfort School posed a challenge since is located quite a distance from our other partner schools and is difficult to reach due to steep, rough roads.
Electricity was installed in 2012 at Brother Paulin, clearing the way for Tek4Kids to install a water purification system for the students. Tek4Kids installed eight batteries to power the water system, which pumps 1000 gallons of city water each week through the cistern and increases the pressure used to push the water through the cistern.
iPads were first introduced at Brother Paulin school in 2014. iPad instructor Laura Desmangles transports the iPads to each school to maximize the number of students who can benefit from them. Currently, two classes per week are being held to serve students in the sixth grade classes at Brother Paulin. The goal of these classes is … 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.