Laptops for Haiti?!?
My good friend Mike asked puzzled. And I understood his reaction because I had the same one at first.
Haiti ‘s children don’t need laptops! They need food, shelter, the basic stuff…
I’m grateful that others have the skills and the opportunity to go to Haiti and help with those basic needs.
I applaud their efforts and admire their courage. Unfortunately, I don’t have the skills or opportunity to do so myself.
Almost a month has passed already…It’s time to build Haiti back!
It’s not going to happen overnight and it’s not going to happen by itself.
It starts with everyone doing a little bit, where they are, when they can.
So I’m doing the little bit I can by actively supporting 2 organizations in whose mission I believe.
the next generation of Haitians, out of which future parents, citizens, mayors, senators and even presidents will come from.
I see a potential to open the minds of our children to other realities, other worlds, give them new dreams, broader horizons.
So last Saturday at a CrisisCamp in NYC, when I heard Adam Holt and Allison Bland, exhausted from an early morning train ride from Boston to NY
talked enthusiastically about this project I saw a chance to make a difference.
No matter how small my part would be.
Then I witnessed something awesome: people were gathering around them, coming together, rallying around this project.
The ideas started flowing, out of the box ideas.
Suddenly, a simple translation project request became a movement to revolutionize the educational system in Haiti.
2 days later, we have a coloring book project under way, translation parties in the works, blogs, websites, publishers/authors
willing to giving us permission to make their children Creole books into e-books, an active and growing online community of a people exchanging ideas and
ready to make a difference in anyway they can. Wow! If we can do that in 2 days, what can we do in 1 week, 1 month, 1 year!
Yes, I realize that it’s a drop in the ocean, but if you could even indirectly impact the future of 1 child of Haiti,
Would it not have been worth your while?
You can help!
Join our community at The New Haiti Project.
Donate 1 hour of your time to translate material from English to Creole
Start here: http://translate.sugarlabs.org/ht/