Greetings from Health for Haiti! At the request of the community in Grande Saline we recently expanded two of our most successful education programs. Computer classes with Mr. Eric remain one of the most popular offerings at the school in Grande Saline. With donated/refurbished laptops and content created by SUNY Broome students who are part of the SUNY Broome Bridge to Haiti project, the students in Grande Saline are learning essential computer literacy skills that are critical for communication and success in today’s world.
The children have been so positive about their experience in computer class that the adults in the community asked whether there could be a class offered on the weekends for them. Thanks to our generous donors and Mr. Eric, the new class for adults is going strong. These days in Grande Saline it is not just the school children who are gaining critical new digital literacy skills! The community is proud of this great resource that is available to both children and adults.
Our popular weekend sewing program was also recently expanded. Health for Haiti helped the community to build cabinets to store the sewing machines and supplies. Now that the supplies are stored in one of the classrooms, the teachers are offering a sewing class to children while they are in school. The students are excited for the opportunity to learn this valuable skill.
Thank you to the generous donors who have supported these educational opportunities for people of all ages in Grande Saline. SUNY Broome Health for Haiti is committed to investing in the people of this community, and we look forward to continuing to learn together!