Jacky Lumarque talks about skills-based volunteering

Jacky Lumarque points Symposium participants at this article as the starting point for his presentation. Ten days after the earthquake, Quisqueya had organized a volunteer system. First the medical students set up in a tent on the parking lot. They were supervised initially by their teachers, then by a team of Slovak doctors who arrived [...]

By | October 19th, 2010|Highlights, Projects|1 Comment

The Challenge for Haitian Higher Education

In the preface, Dr. Louis Herns Marcelin, describes the goals of the report on The Challenge for Haitian Higher Education as: "The goal of this study is to contribute to a national and international dialogue and to recommend solutions to the higher education challenges facing the nation. We identify deficiencies of the current system that [...]

By | October 11th, 2010|Highlights, Reading|0 Comments

Michèle Pierre-Louis Talks about the Importance of Rebuilding

Mme. Michèle Pierre-Louis describes the importance of rebuilding Haiti's education system and of incorporating Haitian voices and Haitian culture in the international reconstruction efforts: "I’ve been an educator for part of my life, and I think education is very significant. Rebuilding the education [system] is rebuilding the future of Haiti. Disaster preparedness should start [...]

By | October 7th, 2010|Highlights|0 Comments

Michel DeGraff Describes his hopes for MIT and Haiti

MIT Prof. Michel DeGraff describes his hopes for MIT’s involvement in helping to rebuild the educational infrastructure in Haiti. Most Haitians I know have a precise and often tragic story about what they were doing when the earthquake hit on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at 4:53PM. In my case the story is not [...]

By | October 3rd, 2010|Highlights, Projects|0 Comments

Patrick Attié Tours Haitian Universities and Describes their Needs

In the video, Patrick Attié shows the destruction at the Faculty des Sciences, Université d'État d'Haïti and at L'Ecole Supérieure d'Infotronique d'Haïti (ESIH) just after the earthquake. He also describes how they are working on three fronts: access to capital to rebuild (an interim site), managing the transition so students can continue their studies, and [...]

By | September 30th, 2010|Highlights, News, Stories|0 Comments

OCW & Haiti: Bringing Renewable Energy to Haiti

Shigeru Miyagawa, chair of the MIT OpenCourseWare faculty advisory committee and professor of linguistics, describes how OCW has aided reconstruction in Haiti. "Just one of the stories of OCW use that has moved me recently is that of Jean-Ronel Noel and Alex Georges, entrepreneurs working to bring renewable energy to communities throughout Haiti. Through their [...]

By | September 30th, 2010|Highlights, News, Stories|0 Comments

ESIH Student Interviews

Ecole Supérieure d’Infotronique d’Haïti interviewed students about the continuation of their studies after the earthquake. Alain David LESCOUFLAIR, 3ème année, Sciences Informatiques (L3): - How are you re-adjusting to your studies at ESIH? How do you feel to be back in the classes? At first I thought it would be harder but I find [...]

By | September 27th, 2010|Highlights, Stories|0 Comments