Yours Humanly has opened its first ever computer school, located in Haiti, to bring access to computer science instruction and technology to hundreds of underprivileged children in the town of Hinche, in central Haiti.
A festive ribbon cutting celebrated the opening of the inaugural Yours Humanly Haiti Computer School, which took place on October 24, 2021, and was attended by the mayor of Hinche, children and their families, members of the community, and the Yours Humanly Haiti team.
The school will serve children ages 10 and above, and already has more than 100 students registered for classes. Two classes per day will be held, Monday through Sunday. Additionally, the Yours Humanly Haiti Computer School will offer evening classes for youth and adults.
This project was made possible through our Bridging Gaps initiative, which serves to bridge the gaps between need and available resources. Yours Humanly was responsible for constructing and funding the entire project, which included major renovations to an existing building and the installation of computer stations, furniture, electrical, generators, and toilets. Yours Humanly also purchased all laptops, software, and computer books; and is fully covering the salaries of the computer science instructors.
It is significant to note that the school is in a remote location of Haiti, without previous access to the Internet or any hi-tech capabilities that internet service provides. Despite several challenges bringing internet service to this part of Hinche and to this school specifically, we managed to do just that, demonstrating perseverance to make things happen on behalf of children in need. The building is fully equipped with new computers, dependable internet access, and experienced computer science instructors to guide the children of Hinche and neighboring communities on a path toward a quality educational experience that now includes technology and hands-on computer instruction in the curriculum.
The creation of the Yours Humanly Haiti Computer School was supported in part by Intel. We are sincerely grateful to members of the Intel workforce who contributed to this donation, and give thanks for their generosity and belief in the work we do!
We also extend our deep gratitude to all Yours Humanly supporters who have helped make this computer school for children in need possible. The impact will be felt immediately—for most children, this will be their first introduction to the power of the computer and all that technology has to offer—and for years to come as more children attend the school on their way to exciting and enriching educational experiences. Click here to view photos.
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