[NECN Business] It’s been four years since a devastating earthquake hit Haiti.
Now there’s an initiative at MIT to help the people of Haiti get their economy back on track and to create business and education opportunities.
Michel DeGraff and Deborah Ancona, professors at MIT, say they were inspired to help by helping the country develop a STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – curriculum.
“After the earthquake, the entire school system was destroyed, so we felt that MIT could help Haiti rebuild better by producing better curriculum in STEM,” DeGraff said about the initiative’s start in 2010.
So far, MIT’s initiative has hosted four workshops that have trained more than 100 teachers.
Ancona says there’s also a political leadership component the initiative recently launched.