Three MCLC staff, Benaja, Feronel and I attended an Etoys training on the XO laptops that was held at a school in Petite Riviere, in the southern part of Haiti. Although the teachers spoke some English, it quickly became obvious that they would understand the lessons more fully if translated into Haitian Creole. I offerred that we could help teach and translate. Bill, Benaja and I became a great XO training team. We are planning to run a pilot of the XO computers next February 2010. This is perfect for us because we learned how to make animated books with the Etoys software. This will furthur our ability to create Haitian Creole books on our website for our Mother Tongue Books project.
A Rotary Club is being formed right here on Lagonave! If all goes as scheduled they will be able to start receiving projects by this August. This will enable us to start our next Rotary funded library expansion and book publishing project.
I just trained staff from Limyè Lavi and 24 women from KOFAVIV in Education is a Conversation, Children’s Rights module. see www.Kathleencash.org <http://www.Kathleencash.org> . In turn each of these KOFAVIV women will be implementing the program to a group of 20 people in each one of their communities. KOFAVIV is a solidarity group and clinic for victims of rape.
We are really excited by the potential of these recent events.