Bridging the Digital Divide in Rural Areas

$3,415 $16,585
Raised Remaining


To provide hundreds of students in rural schools in surrounding areas of Leogane, the opportunity to use computers and gain access to educational resources that otherwise are completely out of reach.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

To overcome poverty and function effectively in the emerging global economy, one must master a new set of knowledge and competencies. These include basic academic skills such as literacy, foreign language, math and science skills and the ability to use information and communication technology. We plan to use computers, software, videos and other audio-visual equipment as tools for improving basic skills in reading and writing and for providing comprehensive training in the use of computers.

How will this project solve this problem?

We will operate the computer lab as a library where students enrolled in any school in the rural area can come in and sign up for computer lab usage. For the most part, the students will make their own discoveries of things to do on the computer.

Potential Long Term Impact

Students will learn how to create, apply, analyze and synthesize knowledge working individually or in groups to accomplish computer-based projects. Effective use of technology will lead to significant gains in reading and language skills.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,415

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,415 .  The original project funding goal was $20,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Thanks to 6 donors like you, a total of $3,415 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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