Bridge to Haiti
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Donations will be put towards internet access, teacher salaries, and computer equipment.
What is the Bridge to Haiti?
Bridge to Haiti is a collaboration between the Bridging the Digital Divide Project and a SUNY Broome Course, “Health for Haiti”. Through this collaboration, Bridge to Haiti is creating solar powered computer labs in Haiti and teaching computer literacy to over 200 children.
In addition to providing children and young adults with the opportunity to acquire new skills, we hope to establish a virtual “Bridge to Haiti” that will allow the SUNY Broome community to communicate with the people of Haiti. There are many opportunities for sharing knowledge and learning from each other.
By partnering with local volunteers and community leaders who have experience working in Haiti, SUNY Broome and other SUNY students use their training to provide education and assistance to communities in desperate need of aid. Check out the Health for Haiti Blog, for updates on the Bridge to Haiti project.
Since 2013, students in Prof. Maureen Hankin’s and Dr. Jen Musa’s BIO 104/HST 104 course at SUNY Broome have been traveling to Port Au Prince to provide practical assistance to the people of Haiti in the areas of health education and computer literacy. People living in Haiti are at high risk for major infectious diseases, in many cases because of unsafe water, inadequate housing, poor sanitation and widespread poverty. Access to and facility with information technology is also sorely lacking in the region. For this reason, Bridge to Haiti seeks to provide laptops, teacher salaries, and assistance of various forms to help equip young Haitians with the tools and skills necessary to participate in the global tech community.
Dr. Jen Musa from SUNY Broome and Esterling Accime, computer literacy instructor in Cite Soleil, Haiti, discuss Bridge to Haiti.
Haitian students work with Dr. Jen Musa of SUNY Broome and students in her Health for Haiti class during their visit to Haiti in January 2015.