Computers Will Be Used By School Students and Young Adults Training For Technology Jobs.
CHERRY HILL, NJ – Source4Teachers, a leading provider of educational managed service solutions for kindergarten through 12th grade school districts, today announced that it has donated 55 laptop computers to Haiti Outreach Ministers (HOM), an organization committed to improving life in Haiti following the devastating earthquake of 2010. The donated computers will be utilized in two ways – to train adults in a trade school environment and to prompt young students to learn basic technology skills in order to obtain future employment.
“We at HOM are so very grateful for Source4Teachers’ participation and the donation of these computers,” said David Hess, HOM board member. “Our goal is to help the people of Haiti through education, and a show of encouragement through generosity and donations like this one do just that.”
All computers donated to HOM are scrubbed of data by professionals prior to their delivery to Haiti. HOM has a non-profit license with Microsoft that allows the organization to purchase operating systems and MS Office at a reduced rate. Upon arrival in Haiti, the computers will be placed in one of the two computer labs HOM has created in Citè Soleil, the poorest community in all of Haiti.
“Source4Teachers is pleased to contribute to such a meaningful cause,” stated Andy Hall, Chief Operating Officer, Source4Teachers. “Haiti has faced tremendous challenges since its 2010 earthquake, and recovery has been slow and challenging. With so many issues and hurdles, it’s surely difficult for Haiti to focus on education, but it’s critical that education isn’t put on hold – the potential repercussions could further compromise Haiti’s development. While recognizing we’re not able to impact the entire country, Source4Teachers is proud to contribute to education in Haiti, even if it’s one student at a time.”
For the adults who train on the donated laptops, HOM is working with the two primary providers of electronic communication in Haiti to develop a program to train participants for employment with these companies. Additionally, HOM is working toward a partnership with a Cisco Systems-sponsored program to train for Cisco Systems certifications that are recognized around the world. For students, the laptops will be used to learn basic technology skills in an effort to advance education and train the future leaders of Haiti.
Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. The majority of Haitian students never get past the 6th grade. However, for the last 20 years, 100 percent of students within HOM program schools have gone on to pursue additional education.
Haiti Outreach Ministries (HOM) is a 501c3 charity composed of North American volunteers who function under the authority of a Board of Directors and the guidance of Mission Communautaire de l’Eglise Chretienne des Cites (MICECC). HOM is composed of a dedicated group of Haitian pastors, church leaders and teachers who seek to minister to the people of Haiti through churches, schools and in the community. The organization’s goal is to accomplish 6 key initiatives: evangelism; education; feeding and clean water programs; medical and dental care; building programs; and microloan programs. The work of the ministry is funded entirely by donations. There are no paid HOM staff or board members and the organization strives to keep administrative fees below five percent. For more information on HOM, please visit www.haitioutreachministries.com.
Established in 2000, Source4Teachers is a leading provider of educational managed solutions. The company recruits, hires, trains and manages qualified substitute teachers, substitute paraprofessionals and educational support staff throughout the U.S. Each day, the company fills more than 6,000 daily and long-term substitute teacher vacancies for more than 180 clients representing more than 2,000 schools and serving one million students. For more information call (877) 983-2244 or visit Source4Teachers.com.