This project has been full of people and events that have inspired us. Our involvement in Haiti all began twelve years ago with the inspiration of a 10 year old girl named Julia. Julia heard about a school being built in Haiti and the great needs of the children there. When she invited her friends to her birthday party that year, Julia asked that they bring a donation for the Haitian School instead of a gift for herself. Doctor Rodrigue Mortel, the founder of the Good Samaritan School, heard about Julia and invited her to come to Haiti to see the school she and her friends were helping with their generosity. Julia’s mother, who traveled with her to Haiti, had her friends over one day to hear about the beauty of the Haitian people, the newly built school and the great many challenges the Haitian people face. It was at that gathering where we first heard about the school and began supporting it.
Simple small acts of generosity can have a profound effect, often times in ways we will never fully comprehend. So we begin this new school year in gratitude for your support that has enabled the computer rooms at both the Good Samaritan School and the James Stine College to provide global connections and a new world of learning to the students there. Thank you!
This June, Les Bons Samaritains School graduated over 40 students. We are proud of their accomplishments! Your generosity has played a vital role in providing the technology needed (computer room with Intel Classmate PCs, interactive whiteboard and satellite Internet.) to contribute to their success! Thank you for your support!
Please consider honoring their achievement through a matching donation. Starting at 12:01 EDT on Wednesday, June 13th, GlobalGiving will match 40% of your donation to this worthy project. Please share this important opportunity with others.
January 2012 marked the ceremonial opening of the James Stine College. It was a joyous celebration for the town of St. Marc. Through the link below, you can take a virtual tour of the facilities, including the computer room that you helped fund through your generosity.
Technology in classrooms throughout Haiti is a rarity. Thanks to your support, students at both Les Bons Samaritains School and the James Stine College have regular access to the Internet and all the learning possibilities it has to offer. Students continue to hone their typing and research skills while they connect with people globally. Most of us take this technology for granted as we have access to it in our homes or through our mobile devices. For most of these students, their school technology experience is the only daily technology experience they will have.
Your continued support makes this possible.