Children in Cite Soleil are busy working in their newly expanded computer lab. Using training documents provided by the Bridging the Digital Divide Program (BDDP) and translated into Haitian Creole by SUNY Broome student Shaina Louis, the Haitian students are learning basic computer literacy and continuing to master PowerPoint in preparation for their exchange with the children here in New York.
The computer lab is at the Good Samaritan Foundation in Cite Soleil and is being used by hundreds of children who attend school at the Good Samaritan Mission School. In the afternoons, the computer lab will be available to young adults in the community.
Thanks to everyone who has supported this project, including Geodis and Pall for donating laptops, BDDP for training documents and computer refurbishment, and the 2015 Health for Haiti students who carried laptops to Haiti and taught the first PowerPoint lessons at our computer lab in Cite Soleil.
Thank you also to those who have made monetary donations to the Bridge to Haiti project. Your donations are currently helping to support two full time teachers and Internet access in Cite Soleil. As electricity is unpredictable in Haiti, our next goal is to provide and install equipment so that this lab in Cite Soleil can be fully powered with solar power.
For more information about how you can support the Bridge to Haiti project, please visit: http://bddp.org/haiti.html.