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To encourage and enable the best and brightest of Haitian youths to compete in the job market in the new knowledge-based economy, by providing rigorous skills training in new and emerging technologies

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Though by many accounts Haiti receives a lot of international aid, it remains the poorest country in the western hemisphere. We believe that Haiti is in need of aid that helps its people to develop skills that are increasingly in demand in the labor market. We hope to provide Haitian youths living in Leogane and its surroundings, the opportunity to earn certification programs that are globally recognized as standards for technical proficiency and expertise in business productivity applications.

How will this project solve this problem?

We will establish the first authorized Microsoft Office Specialist certification Training and Testing center in Haiti. Two levels of certification, Specialist and Expert, will be available. Master certification is achieved by passing all the exams.

Potential Long Term Impact

We will equip hundreds of talented Haitian youths with the skills, competence and confidence needed to compete for jobs in businesses in Haiti. They will also be well-prepared to be the technology teachers of tomorrow in the schools and Universities

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,300

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 $2,300 .  The original project funding goal was $40,000.

Additional Documentation

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

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Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $2,300 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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