Below you will see a summary of WCE’s work in Haiti.
WCE Context in Haiti: World Computer Exchange is ready to send our 14th pallet of refurbished desktop and laptop computers to Haiti. The computers are preloaded with French versions of the following: Linux Xubuntu operating system, Libre/Office suite, Edubuntu, a copy of Wikipedia and some Khan Academy math and science videos. WCE has heard interest from 114 groups in Haiti. For some of our prior shipments we were pleased to work with the same consignee, Centre de Promotion des Techniques Informatiques. They were able to arrange for customs waivers. WCE is looking for a Corporate Sponsors to help reduce the match donated by our Partners in Haiti toward the costs of our upcoming pallet shipment of refurbished computers.
Previously, WCE has sent 13 pallets to Haiti totaling 366 refurbished computers to connect 27 schools and centres that have connected a total of 18,917 youth over the years. In one of these shipments, the West Ottawa Rotary Club in Ontario provided funding schools assisted by Rotary Petionville in another WCE worked with the InfoPoverty Institute and the Education and Training Institute and in our most recent, part of the computers were Sponsored by The Jack Brewer Foundation.
WCE volunteer Development Officers for Haiti are: Steven Cayford, Gilbert Corniglion, Modeline Duval, Peter James Edouarzin, Wayne Fritze, Eric Frothingham, Carey Radebaugh, Jan Saint-Macary, and John Steffens.