Technology for Education Fund

by GlobalGiving
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Jan 3, 2011

Technology for Education Fund 2010 Summary

Dear Technology for Education Supporters,

2010 was a successful year for the Technology for Education Fund, with more than $12,000 raised via GlobalGiving to improve the quality of education for the Fund’s current beneficiaries.

Currently, there are three projects being supported by the Technology for Education Fund: one to provide mobile PC carts and their corresponding equipment to students in Egypt, being implemented by CARE; another that connects Haitian and US students via a wiki for unique learning and collaboration opportunities, run by the Mortel Family Charitable Foundation; and a third to provide PCs to students in India via CARE.

While the aggregate numbers and information are impressive, they don’t necessarily take enough notice of the people benefitting from these efforts.  So we’d like to share a portion of a recent update from the Mortel Family Charitable Trust’s work in Haiti.

In October 2010, when the Haitian school year began, the students of Palmyra Area School District in Pennsylvania began planning their wiki collaborative with the Les Bons Samaritains school in Haiti.  At their first meeting, a student member suggested using the Young Artists For Haiti song, “Wavin’ Flag” as the group’s theme song for the year. They felt the song captured the pride and perseverance of the Haitian students with which they’d interacted despite continued adversity in Haiti.  The refrain of the song summarizes the message far more succinctly:

When I get older, I will be stronger.

They’ll call me freedom just like a wavin’ flag.

Thanks to your continued support, students in Egypt, Haiti, and India will all be stronger when they get older because of the education they are able to receive today.

Happy New Year!

The GlobalGiving Team

Comments:
  • ECleere
    ECleere It is impressive to hear about students in 3 different countries being helped with relatively little (and touching students in other countries as well). Keep up the great work!
    • 6 years ago
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