Bridging the Digital Divide in Rural Areas

by Haiti Community Development Inc. (HCDI)
Bridging the Digital Divide in Rural Areas


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.

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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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Organization Information

Haiti Community Development Inc. (HCDI)

Location: Scotch Plains, New Jersey - USA
Haiti Community Development Inc. (HCDI)

Funded Project!

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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