Thanks to your generous support, we’ve raised approximately $25,000 to date, which will allow us to deploy our solar solution at St. Gabriel school in Lascahobas, Haiti. Seven IIT students will travel, along with Professor Hosman and Bruce Baikie, the team’s solar powering adviser. We will also be joined by Fabrice Urrizalqui, a 3rd grade teacher from the French International School in San Francisco, and by Adam Holt, from OLPC Headquarters in Cambridge Massachusetts. We are very busy making all of the trip preparations and arrangements, and are super-excited for the adventure that awaits us!
In addition to the solar implementation, we’ll also be working with the teachers on-site, to develop an educational module on solar power and meeting with the parents, to increase local awareness of and commitment to our project.
We’ve also received an Internet Society Community Grant to connect the village of Lascahobas and St. Gabriel school to the Internet. That installation will take place concurrently to our deployment. We’re so excited to realize this dream of enabling the schools and teachers to communicate with us, and with each other.
Read more about the project and view photos here: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/solar-transformation-for-haitian-education/