Month: September 2018

First Digital Literacy Class for Adults Held in Grande Saline

Health for Haiti and Bridge to Haiti have been helping to provided computer equipment and digital resources to children in urban and rural Haiti for some time now.  We are pleased and proud to welcome our new computer literacy teacher in Grande Saline, Mr. Eric.  Not only is Mr. Eric offering classes to the school children, but he is also offering our first ever Saturday morning computer literacy class for adults!

Computer literacy is the knowledge and understanding of computer concepts and the ability to use computer technology accurately and efficiently. Acquiring digital and computer literacy skills is vital for success today’s world.  Access to technology is empowering and can help bring people into contact with the broader world, providing new opportunities for education and employment.

We have had many requests from adults for computer literacy training, and we are so grateful to the generous donors and the community members in Grande Saline who have made this new class possible!  We are excited to continue to partner with talented SUNY Broome students and faculty to develop a quality curriculum for the digital literacy programs in Haiti!

Below are images from the very first Saturday morning computer literacy class for adults in Grande Saline.

Thank you to our donors, to the community and school in Grande Saline, and to Mr. Eric for making this program possible.

Over 80,000 Gallons of Safe Drinking Water Distributed in Grande Saline Last Month

The water system in Grande Saline continues to be a source of good health and pride for the community in Grande Saline.  Over 80,000 gallons of clean, safe drinking water were distributed to the community in August 2018.  The system is run by operators who live in the community.  The system, donated by the Pall Corporation, filters the river water making it safe to drink. The community reports, “No matter what, the river is dirty.  But we take care of it with filtration and it is very clear.”  Yesterday they sent some pictures of the river and the water “pure in a person’t bucket”.  Thank you to the Health for Haiti clean water team.  You are changing lives in this community.