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