Project #5647

Provide Technology for Haitian Students

by Mortel Family Charitable Foundation
Jun 3, 2013

A Spring of Good Fortune

Our booth at the Palmyra Pride Showcase
Our booth at the Palmyra Pride Showcase

Dear supporters,

Your support continues to bring us unique opportunities and good fortune for our project.  This spring, those opportunities were plentiful.

In March, we were invited to share our project during our school district’s Palmyra Pride Showcase.  Modeled after a craft fair venue, our project was well represented among many amazing displays.  We even gave out free samples of Pikliz (spicy Haitian coleslaw) to share some of the culinary culture of Haiti.

In April, our project partnered with the Intel Education Service Corps (IESC) as they embarked on a visit to our schools in St. Marc, Haiti. IESC conducted trainings for students and teachers as well as provided many hours of volunteer service to provide technical support for our computer rooms at the schools.  We were able to have Skype sessions with the Intel team prior to their trip and during their stay at James Stine College. We are extremely grateful for their generosity in giving of their time and talent to our project. More detailed information on the IESC visit will be presented in a future update. To find out more about IESC, please click the link at the end of this report.

As April drew to a close, our project was the keynote event at the annual Lebanon County Educational Honor Society (LCEHS) banquet. The theme for this year’s banquet was Educators Reaching Out to the World. We received a warm reception and generous contributions from banquet attendees.

May brought us the opportunity to have a Skype interview with Homa S. Tavangar. Homa is the author of the popular Random House Publishing book, Growing Up Global: Raising Children to be At Home in the World.  Our students asked Homa a variety of interesting questions about her life and her upcoming book, The K-5 Global Education Toolkit. Our project will be one of the projects that Homa highlights in her upcoming book.  More information about Homa and Growing Up Global can be found at the web link at the end of this report.

If you have not done so yet, please consider "Liking" our project's Facebook page.  A link to our Facebook page can be found at the end of this report.

Please mark down June 12th on your calendar and share the date with friends and family.  June 12th is GlobalGiving’s next donation matching day. Donations may be matched by up to 50% starting at 9 am EDT that day only. Any sized tax-deductible contribution helps our project.   

 Thank you for your continued support!

Our Skype interview with an IESC volunteer
Our Skype interview with an IESC volunteer
Our keynote presentation at LCEHS
Our keynote presentation at LCEHS
Our Skype Interview with Homa S. Tavangar
Our Skype Interview with Homa S. Tavangar
Please consider "Liking" our Facebook page
Please consider "Liking" our Facebook page



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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
2016 Year End Campaign
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$43,651 raised of $75,000 goal
437 donations
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