High Hopes Haiti

Project Description

Beginnging in 2012, the High Hopes Haiti project provides high school girls and young adult women with group lessons in English, business development and computer literacy. Aligning with the One Laptop Per Child program we distributed laptops and digital literacy to students and teachers. Haitian teachers learned how to design lesson plans to include use of the laptops and students created their own Scratch games for their reading and math classes. By setting up a school server at Tremesse primary, the OLPC laptops were able to network together sharing educational resources and information. The server also hosted an online learning management system (moodle) where teachers could host learning materials for the students to access.

Over the years, we've provided XO laptops, training, personal development workshops including a month-long Summer Institute, and nine months of weekly group lessons (underway through June 2014). In April 2014, we established a working partnership with respected Haitian women's organization AFASDA (Association Femmes Soleil d'Haiti), provided funding to launch Internet services at one of the organization's telecenters in Cap Haitien, and became the model provider of vocational and leadership training

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