Your support continues to bring us unique opportunities and good fortune for our project. This spring, those opportunities were plentiful.
In March, we were invited to share our project during our school district’s Palmyra Pride Showcase. Modeled after a craft fair venue, our project was well represented among many amazing displays. We even gave out free samples of Pikliz (spicy Haitian coleslaw) to share some of the culinary culture of Haiti.
In April, our project partnered with the Intel Education Service Corps (IESC) as they embarked on a visit to our schools in St. Marc, Haiti. IESC conducted trainings for students and teachers as well as provided many hours of volunteer service to provide technical support for our computer rooms at the schools. We were able to have Skype sessions with the Intel team prior to their trip and during their stay at James Stine College. We are extremely grateful for their generosity in giving of their time and talent to our project. More detailed information on the IESC visit will be presented in a future update. To find out more about IESC, please click the link at the end of this report.
As April drew to a close, our project was the keynote event at the annual Lebanon County Educational Honor Society (LCEHS) banquet. The theme for this year’s banquet was Educators Reaching Out to the World. We received a warm reception and generous contributions from banquet attendees.
May brought us the opportunity to have a Skype interview with Homa S. Tavangar. Homa is the author of the popular Random House Publishing book, Growing Up Global: Raising Children to be At Home in the World. Our students asked Homa a variety of interesting questions about her life and her upcoming book, The K-5 Global Education Toolkit. Our project will be one of the projects that Homa highlights in her upcoming book. More information about Homa and Growing Up Global can be found at the web link at the end of this report.
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Thank you for your continued support!
I would like to introduce myself. My name in Nicole and I am one of the high school project managers for the Palmyra-Haiti Technology Project. As a student I am proud to have been involved with the project since the beginning. This project has given me the opportunity to learn about cultural differences and give back on a global level. It is truly amazing to see the growth and the community support behind our project since 2009.
Moving ahead, our middle school and high school groups have been working diligently. Although each of our school groups are separated geographically, we have been video conferencing via iPads. We have been able to accomplish a great deal through these conferences.
Some exciting times are headed our project’s way!
GlobalGiving’s first bonus matching funds day of 2013 is Wednesday, March 13th. On this day, beginning at 9am EST, GlobalGiving will match up to $1000 per donor up to 30%. Please consider a gift on that day.
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As always, thank you for your continued support.
As we all move ahead to a new year, so too does the progress of our project. Currently, we are in the middle of a technology infrastructure upgrade at the James Stine College in St. Marc. We are undergoing improvements to increase the efficiency and reliability of the Internet service at the school. We hope to utilize these upgrades soon as our collaboration continues to evolve.
At our schools in Palmyra, PA, we have a middle school club and a high school club. Although separated by about a mile of geography, our clubs meet simultaneously through Internet conferencing which is some of the same technology we have used with our peers in Haiti. Our high school students use iPads and Facetime to lead project teams at our middle school. We continue to look for ways to expand our reach and our services to our peers in Haiti.
We have many events positively impacting our project this spring, such as…
More details on these events will be highlighted in future updates.
GlobalGiving’s first bonus matching funds day is just around the corner. Please mark Wednesday, March 13th on your calendar. On this day, beginning at 9am EST, GlobalGiving will match up to $1000 per donor up to 30%. Please consider a gift on that day.