Project #5647

Provide Technology for Haitian Students

by Mortel Family Charitable Foundation
Oct 15, 2012

Game Changer! - Help Us Keep The Momentum!

An active class in our computer room
An active class in our computer room

Dear supporters,

Your support is reshaping Haiti’s future through technology.  In his book, The World is Flat, New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman proposes that access to the Internet can be a “game changer” for developing countries.  He mentions that the Internet can provide equal access to education, services, and the global marketplace.  Thanks to your contributions, Friedman’s premonitions are being realized. 

On a recent visit to our schools in St. Marc, we are seeing the fruits of our combined labors. Meet Madsen Servius. Madsen is an eleventh grader at our recently completed James Stine College. Madsen is bright, determined, enthusiastic, and innovative.  He aspires to be a computer programmer.  He is familiar with C++, Linux, Cobra, Scratch programs, languages and operating systems to mention a few items on his resume. He may be well on his way to becoming Haiti’s future Bill Gates.

While we were in Haiti, Madsen and fellow student Wadson were trained on how to upload reports to our foundation’s website and to our wiki project. These tech savvy students were eager and quick to learn.  After seeing these students work, it is evident that Thomas Friedman was accurate in predicting that developing countries (like Haiti) can be equal players in world economies and educational systems. 

You are helping us be a game changer.  Help us keep the momentum going.  We are seeking to increase available Internet access at our schools to keep up with the increasing demands of student usage.  GlobalGiving is having a matching campaign on Wednesday, October 17th, which will increase your contribution by 30%. Matching begins at 12:01 am EST. So please help us by starting early that day with a contribution to our project before matching funds run out.  Please help us by spreading this message through your social media contacts.

Thanks again for your support!  Together, we can build a brighter future for Haiti and the world.

Madsen in a wiki training session
Madsen in a wiki training session
Madsen & Wadson learning to upload on a wiki
Madsen & Wadson learning to upload on a wiki
Madsen and Wadson learning web page design
Madsen and Wadson learning web page design
Bilboard for the new James Stine College
Bilboard for the new James Stine College
A view from the top of James Stine College
A view from the top of James Stine College

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Organization Information

Mortel Family Charitable Foundation

Location: Hershey, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Jeffrey Remington
Teacher / Project Director
Palmyra, PA United States

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