A Self-Help Assistance Program (ASAP)

To cultivate self-reliance and foster cross-cultural understanding through entrepreneurship and education projects.
Jun 26, 2014

Final Report

The girls we have funded through this project are grateful for the help. It has truly made a difference in their lives. But funds are too small to do anymore. Besides the lack of donations, we are  losing our reliable someone to distribute the funds in Zimbabwe and our program focus has shifted to the Caribbean. So we are closing this GG project.  Any remaining donations will still go towards the girls project. Thank you all for your past support.  Please consider donating to our Tools For Empowerment for Artisans in Haiti project on GG. It is a project in partnership with the Salesian Missions of Don Bosco.

Jun 25, 2014

Exciting Birth of Tools For Empowerment

Putting Up The Sign
Putting Up The Sign

Imagine graduating from Vocational Schooml in Haiti with all the excitement and expectations it brings.  Finally someone in the family will be earning money so they can eat regularly. As you go out looking for work, time and time again you hear, "Do you have tools? No tools - no work." It seems like such a cruel joke to hear this after two years of studying. You are now devastated and depressed.

Tools For Empowerrment is changing that by providing a tool kit for each graduate of Don Bosco Vocational Schools in Haiti. That tool box contains more than tools. It also has hope, happiness and self-confidence.

We are now just about fininshed geting the workshop set up and have already had a successful tool drive at Holy Trininty Church. They have been more than supportive at Holy Trininty.  We have a $1000 special pickup truck we are using locally for tool pick ups. We are planning tool drives at some of the other churches in town.

Your support for this project is very critical. Remember, this is not about saving the tools. This is about empowering people living in poverty to become a productive part of society. Its about supporting young people that have made the effort to study for two years.  Its about helping a young man start his own business and maybe even hire his brother to help. Yes, its about changing lives not saving tools. Please invest in us because we are doing good things. 

Thank you.

Tom Arsenault

TFE Truck for Local Tool Pick up
TFE Truck for Local Tool Pick up
Large Donation
Large Donation
Workshop in Progress
Workshop in Progress
Jun 11, 2014

Computer Poetry Contest at BeeHive School

poetry_contest
poetry_contest

In anticipation of the new computer lab coming at the end of the summer, BeeHive School held a poetry contest.

There were some very good entries, good job to all the students!

Congratulations to the first place winner, Lughano, who received a poetry book, and second place winner Chantelle, who received a water bottle.

Here are the winning poems:

Computers

Computers, what wonders of human making computers are
Simplifying peoples’ lives by basically simplifying their work,
Online shopping, online banking and one click onto the internet,
The largest database  on which you can search about anything in this world, all of this in one machine

Computers
Where you have Microsoft Word to write things like a letter,
editing options to make things better,
a place for Mr. Ngwira to form a test,
computers otherwise called a PC, a place to relax and play W.W.E.
computers allow you to make rapid calculations,
a place to keep movies like comedies or animations,
an electronic device both friendly to adults and kids,
where we can check on news feeds,
Ipod, phones, tabs are what people love,
but for me a PC is the best electronic I could have.

by Lughano (Std 6)

 

WHAT COMPUTERS DO

Computers are full of games
They all have different names
Computers are fun
There is one where you draw a sun
You can type stories
John typed one about lorries.

You can go on internet
Buy online at a shop called Jet
I typed a poem about a cat
Who was sleeping on a mat
You can online school
Which is really cool

On Friday when
the sun will rise
I hope I win a prize
If I win
A fish will clap
with its fin,

THANK YOU!

by Chantelle (Std 5)

 

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