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Waveplace visit to ONET in Petit-Goave,Haiti

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.

(http://waveplace.com/news/blog/archive/001012.jsp

 

Article written by Kendson'n DANJOU ( ONET/Chairperson), Dec.1, 2010

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