As the Covid-19 pandemic emerged in the United Sates and Haiti in late March, Tek4Kids responded immediately by providing free, purified water for hand washing and drinking in the community of Jeremie, Haiti using six distribution points, its partner schools that were forced to close due to the coronavirus outbreak. Four months and thousands of … Continue reading Supplying 676,000 Gallons of Purified Water, Tek4Kids Completes Project as Schools Reopen in Haiti
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Haiti has risen to 456 as of May 18, with more than 100 cases reported in the previous 24 hours. In its continuing efforts to stop the spread of the virus in the community of Jeremie, Haiti, Tek4Kids has surpassed the 230,000 gallon mark in total … Continue reading As Coronavirus Cases Increase in Haiti, Tek4Kids Continues Its Life-Saving Efforts
An update from Gary Boice, Tek4Kids Founder: Tek4Kids is responding to the coronavirus pandemic in Haiti by providing purified water to the residents of Jeremie, Haiti at no cost to them. As of April 22, we have purified and distributed 100,000 gallons of clean water to more than 25,000 visitors since we began the project … Continue reading Tek4Kids Distributes 100,000 Gallons of Clean Water in Pandemic Response Efforts
An update from Dustin Klink, Tek4Kids project manager in Jeremie, Haiti: The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the world on so many different levels. We have no idea what the ultimate impact will be in Haiti, but we believe clean water will help reduce the risk to many people. The Tek4Kids water distribution project is going … Continue reading Tek4Kids Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic in Haiti
Along with partners around the globe, Tek4Kids observed World Water Day on March 22nd amidst the growing covid-19 pandemic. The day highlights the importance of fresh, clean water and is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Tek4Kids is keenly aware of the importance of clean water during the current crisis. One … Continue reading Preparing for the Covid-19 Pandemic in Haiti
“I have worked in Haiti since 2014 and joined the staff of Tek4Kids in February of this year as a project manager. I have known Gary Boice for many years and loved hearing stories about what he has been doing in Jeremie, Haiti and the difference Tek4Kids is making here. I am honored and excited … Continue reading Working with Tek4Kids in Haiti
Haiti National Director 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 … Continue reading A Life-Saving Gift
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
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.
In 2014, four distribution tanks, three treatment tanks and three water jug fill stations were installed at Montfort School and orphanage providing clean water for more than 189 students in grades one through six as well as three preschool grades. In 2015, drinking fountains were added for the students to use throughout the day as well making … Continue reading Water Purification System Installed at Montfort School
In 2014, Tek4Kids installed a water purification system at St. Louis Elementary. Currently there are two distribution tanks and two treatment tanks operating at the elementary school. These tanks provide clean water to more than 200 students, which includes four primary grades and three preschool classes. By providing clean water to the students it allows … Continue reading Water Purifications Systems Are Up and Running at St. Louis Elementary