|Posted by O.N.E.T HAITI on December 1, 2010 at 11:21 AM|
November 2, 2010, at approximately 13h00, an american Organization involved in Kids issues visited O.N.E.T ( Organizasyon Nasyonal pou Ede Timoun)as a way to evaluate
our situation for prospective partnership. O.N.E.T Staff and a group of kids attented that meeting with Waveplace group as to discuss about kids educational programme. The
meeting went well and all the participants were happy. Waveplace is currently involved
in gathering, as they stated, Donors and LAPTOPs to respond to O.N.E.T request.
The following pictures and article are extracted from their report on their journey:
waveplace board and ONET Staff
Kids and O.N.E.T Staff
After Miragoâne, we continued along a smoother section of Route 2 to Petite-Goâve to meet with O.N.E.T, another prospective Waveplace partner. They too had assembled
many children and adults for our talk, and they too sang for us!
At both locations, it was very difficult to say "maybe" to these hopeful people, particularly
the children. Our purpose was to evaluate the locations for possible pilots, but when you're talking in front of a large group, it's hard to press the point that they might not be chosen. We are at the mercy of OLPC, who decides whether they will receive laptops, and our donors, who decide whether to help us fund these pilots. I did have the kids say into the video camera, "Please give us laptops", in English, just to make it harder for OLPC and the donors to say no. We at Waveplace of course would say "yes", though i
t is not for us to say.
O.N.E.T looks like a very strong grassroots Haitian organization that would also be a very good partner. Meeting groups in person is incredibly valuable.
Article written by Kendson'n DANJOU ( ONET/Chairperson), Dec.1, 2010