Students engaged in technology from your support
As the 2017-2018 school year draws to a close, we look back on a productive year of milestones, caring, and sharing. It is hard to believe, but 2018 marks our project’s 8th year on GlobalGiving(GG). You can view the history of this 8-year relationship with GG by looking back through our more than 40 project reports found below this report. We celebrate an even bigger milestone in the 20th anniversary of the founding of our schools in Haiti through the Mortel High Hopes for Haiti Foundation. You can view the celebration video at the link at the end of this report.
Our previous project reports this year have highlighted the expansion of our Palmyra-Haiti Technology Project from our middle school division to our elementary division. We are excited by the enthusiasm and participation of our elementary division as we continue to expand our caring reach with our peers in Haiti. For the past 8 years, our Palmyra community has done a great deal in support of our peers in Haiti. This spring, our Palmyra staff had a charity dress down day and raised over $1000 toward technology upgrades at our schools in Haiti. Our students sponsored a Chipotle night fundraiser where we netted over $800 which was used to continue our sponsorship of Carl, a Kindergarten student at Les Bons Samaritains. At the end of this report, you can see some of our students holding a picture of Carl along with a thank you note for from him.
This month, a sibling of one of our student members went on a medical humanitarian mission to Haiti. We made sure that she had ample medical supplies for this mission. Through a medical supplies drive, we collected over 15 boxes of medical supplies to send to Haiti (see picture below).
Our middle school students enjoyed sharing their passion for helping their peers in Haiti through a PowerPoint presentation to our elementary students. Our middle school students presented background on Haitian culture, cuisine, education, history, and challenges (see picture below). Our elementary students were amazed by the rich culture of Haiti.
These great experiences would not be possible without your continued support. We thank you for all you have done and continue to do for this project. We look forward to more great experiences for the 2018-2019 school year.
Students with Carl's picture and thank you note
Some medical supplies we collected for Haiti
Middle school Ss presenting to elementary Ss
Our peers in Haiti