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Educating orphaned and abandoned street kids in Haiti using donated repurposed computers equipped with Haitian Creole learning games stationed at food distribution points, supplemented by part-time teachers and teaching assistants.
Our initial objective is a pilot project designed to educate 500 children to determine if the concept issue feasible. Feasibility will be measured by (1) cost-effectiveness compared to traditional teacher-led classrooms; and (2) comparative learning effectiveness with children at similar similar grade levels using standardized testing.
Education in Haiti is nominally free under the law. However, classrooms teachers and financial resources are lacking. The only way to get an education in Haiti is pay for private tuition, transportation and uniforms, at a cost exceeding $400 per child per year, excluding the cost of school lunches.
Haiti has 450,000 homeless kids with inadequate access to food much less the ability to afford an education. The resources committed to rebuild Haiti are insufficient to meet this glaring need.No Forgotten Kids believes that every child living in extreme poverty should have an opportunity to escape the endless cycle of generations living in despair destitution. Using solar energy to power classrooms, we believe we can reduce the cost of education to a small fraction of the cost of tradiitional teaching as the cost of capable computers is free, the cost of shipping is about $20 per computer, and the amortized cost of the software and solar collectors is virtually negligible. ,
- Frank Shooster
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