Zaka (JE Coordinator) and Steve (Co-founder of Techne Labs) are staying at Grassroots United in Port au Prince, waiting for the crates to come out of shipping. Haitian customs has become on of the biggest hurdles we have had to over come. It is a strange to struggle withIinternet because you can’t put your satellite modem outside when the rain is coming down. We are pushing forward and are determined to find away to get the shipment to Jakmel. In the mean time Steve has been helping Grassroots United to develop their computer lab.
Grassroots United has been one of the most amazing groups of people I have met in Haiti. They are helping us to find ways to make the computer lab at Jakmel Ekspresyon a success. So I would like to give a big shout out to Grassroots people!
Right now we have alot of needs for this computer lab. The main need we have is funding for the electrical system. We may have enough capital to buy the equipment but that will leave us with no money to hire an electrician to install the system. It will also mean we will not have enough money to build the furniture. The prices for this equipment has raised significantly. Please help us by clicking the donate button. Even $10 will get us closer to our goal.
We are also looking for anyone who has connections to NGO’s in Haiti. Many of the NGO’s are packing up and shipping out. The funding for these different projects has dried up. We would like to try to cut our costs by connecting with these organizations and requesting donations such as batteries and office equipment.
Push the word forward and help us make this amazing opportunity for the Jakmel artists and youth a reality!
Jakmel Ekspresyon Co-Director