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
Nearly 50 students in Jeremie, Haiti recently had the opportunity to take part in a hands-on Lego robotics class sponsored by Expo Science Haiti. The students ranged in age from 10-14 and were invited to attend from five Tek4Kids partner schools: St. John Bosco, St. Therese Montessori, Bro. Paulin, St. John the Evangelist and St. … Continue reading Tek4Kids Students Shine in Robotics Class
Tek4Kids partnership school representatives recently assembled to learn about our latest efforts in technology education for students in the community of Jeremie, Haiti. The response was better than 100%, since we sent out 24 invitations and 25 people showed up! Representatives from all our partner schools joined us, including teachers and administrators from St. Louis … Continue reading Tek4Kids Partner School Reps Gather to Learn and Collaborate
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.
Tek4Kids started building the pump house and the cistern for the water purification system in November of 2011. We employed the same design as the water purification system installed at St. Therese Montessori School by means of a chlorine generator that uses ordinary salt and electrolysis powered by a 12 volt battery. We also installed … Continue reading Construction at Brother Paulin School
Tek4Kids has many projects in the pipeline to help improve the situation of Brother Paulin School. Our future projects are based on getting volunteers and donations to help the school. That includes a kitchen and a cafeteria, where the women currently cook with firewood. The smoke created by burning these chunks of wood endangers the … Continue reading Upcoming Projects at Brother Paulin School