We are grateful for support from these organizations.
Organizational support allows us to impact curriculum, to change outdated habits of pedagogy and to ensure the sustainability of our work at all grade levels.
- Campus Henry Christophe, State University of Haiti, Limonade (CHCL) which is creating a teaching/learning center to serve academic institutions in the Northern Corridor of Haiti. The MIT-Haiti Initiative has offered workshops and consultancy at CHCL, and CHCL has offered space, “boots on the ground” collaborators, and expertise toward the implementation of these workshops.
- Lekòl Kominotè Matènwa (LKM) in La Gonâve which is developing high-school programs rooted in Kreyòl-based interactive pedagogy. LKM has already become a model and a training center for K-8 teachers nationwide.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) whose global commitment to hands-on learning is a perfect fit for the MIT-Haiti Initiative’s efforts to replace Haiti’s “tried and true method of rote memorization” with “hands-on, science-based, problem-focused… constructivist” pedagogy. In Haiti such pedagogy benefits from the use of the one language that all Haitians speak most fluently, namely Kreyòl, coupled with a variety of resources (digital & non-digital) for active learning, as in the MIT-Haiti Initiative.
- National Science Foundation(NSF) which has supported our efforts in Haiti since 2010.
- Soros’s Open Society Foundations and the Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty (FOKAL) in Port-au-Prince, both of which have supported or collaboration with education and industry leaders in Haiti through symposia and workshops starting with our October 2010 symposium at MIT.
- The Government of Haiti which has supported some of our engagement with Haitian faculty through the planning and implementation of workshops for active learning in STEM and for leadership and teamwork
- The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince which has supported our collaboration with the leadership and faculty at the Campus Henry Christophe, State University of Haiti, Limonade (CHCL) and other academic institutions in Haiti.