Day 9 with Unleash Kids in Haiti

The group rose early, left Hinche, and then headed to the orphanage run by Frere Silar. http://silars.wordpress.com/

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Poor man hadn’t realized they were coming because of mixed signals. The goal was to scout out new locations where WiFi signals might reach on his new property, which includes a church area as well as classrooms for the older children upstairs – and the younger kids downstairs. The Orphanage still remains close by at the older site.

Looking for better WiFi sites

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Discussing goals and dreams with Silar. The dream is to string ethernet cable from the old property (where the orphanage will remain) to the new property 10+ meters to the West, so that Wifi, Internet-in-a-Box (if not actual Internet too) can be used.
This would require permission of the landowner in between of course, which Silar’s does not think will be much of a problem.
This is a very important problem to resolve as the laptops are now hand-carried from the orphanage (charging, security) to the school for actual lessons, where no Wifi signal is presently possible.

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More work was done with the Internet-in-a-Box setup.  The children have been using the Internet a lot in the evening hours. The team worked on upgrading all of the computers as well.

Ruben, Junior and Jeanide (behind Junior) at work

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Adam, Sora and Ruben. Pleased to see Ruben joining the team!

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It’s all about the children..and they are never far! I think that’s my friend “Moses” on the left.

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What good friends!  🙂

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Following the adventure at the Orphanage, several team members had flights to catch to return to the States.

The rest of the team returned to Cazeau Christian Elementary School (http://hopeforhaitischildren.org/) to work on a problem they were having,  and then on to Leogane to the Greta Home And Academy.( http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/greta-home/) And finally, a few days were spent at Mission of Hope in Grand Goave. (http://www.mohintl.org/school) “Adam came to MOHI to do the original training and has been on top of everything ever since – just from afar. It’s nice to have him back for a few days!”

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