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Haiti - Education : Inauguration of the new Charles Moravia National school
18/01/2014 10:23:44

Haiti - Education : Inauguration of the new Charles Moravia National school
As part of a project aimed at support the Ministry of Education for a quality education, the Digicel Foundation, in partnership with the organization "Happy Hearts Fund" created by the model Petra Nemcova and "Stiller Foundation", of the actor Ben Stiller, proceeded earlier this week at the inauguration of the new premises of the Charles Moravia National school in the area of ​​K-Rock, communal section of Bas Cap Rouge, town of Jacmel. "This is the 108th structure built by the Digicel Foundation" stressed Sophia Stransky, Executive Director of the Digicel Foundation.

The construction of this brand new building, with a capacity of more than 800 students (two shifts), was made ​​possible through co-financing of 300,000 dollars "Happy Hearts Foundation" and "Stiller Foundation".

The new school includes: 9 classrooms, an administrative block, a toilet block and a modern computer lab with a twenty two servers connected to the Internet and displays, a technology choices that prevents to multiply computers and reduces energy consumption indicated Eugene Patrick, the CEO of the company Digitalkap, a company specializing in technology in Haiti. Note that the operation of the laboratory is entirely by solar energy. Now, students have access to various e-learning platforms.

Recall that Digitalkap, who is in its first year of experience in Haiti, has twenty technicians in the field and this new laboratory is the 25th installed by this company. Patrick Eugene,stated that a training session was organized for teachers, who in turn will pass on their knowledge to students for better equipment utilization. He recalled that his company "intends to pursue its goal which is to provide all schools in the country with a modern computer lab, as well as all other institutions interested to follow suit within the era of technology."

In his speech, Sophia Stransky declard "The Digicel Foundation is very pleased to contribute to the transformation and strengthening of communities. This new building will foster quality learning for hundreds of students attending Charles Moravia National school. I sincerely thank the Happy Hearts Foundation and Stiller for their confidence in the Digicel Foundation and their support given to the communities of Haiti."

For its part, Ms. Petra Nemcova, wished that beneficiaries make good use of their new premises.

Learn more about School Charles Moravia :*
"The Charles Moravia National School is part of the educational heritage of the city of Jacmel. Founded in 1934, the school has trained thousands of children residing in Jacmel. For decades, the school faced serious difficulties. The school had functioned for some years in a rented house which suffered serious damage during the earthquake of January 12, 2010, forcing the school to leave the house and operate thereafter under sheds covered with tarpaulins. This soon centenary institution, has been completely rebuilt on a large plot belonging to the Haitian government."

HL/ HaitiLibre / Claudy Bélizaire (Correspondant Jacmel)

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