Building a school and many positive futures, one penny at a time!
As we continue to work on our school project in Haiti, we start our 2013
capital campaign. This year campaign has been named "Students-Helping-Students". The first event has finished and we are moving on to the second,
which will be a series of Penny Drives. We are starting to search for schools that would like to participate from across the U.S. These schools
can be either Colleges, Universities and Vocational Technical Schools, High Schools or even grade schools. All participating schools must have the
support of their school's Provost or Superintendant and the help of their student advisor.
We believe strongly in the power of an education. It can be summed up beautifully in the following:
"You can give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. You can teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime."
the Penny Drives we will be literally raising the funds for the school in Haiti, One Penny at a Time, with the help of students from across
the country. So we are extending a challenge to all Schools students, "Would you and your classmates like to help make this
project a success, by accepting our challenge to participate and hold a Penny Drive in your school".
Progress Report for March 2013:
Our Partner In Haiti, Pastor St. Luc: He is providing the use of a new building for
the school in Mirebalais. He continues to be a strong supporter of the project and is our go to for anything that we need. With his help I believe that we can find almost anything over in Haiti.
When necessary, he may even be able to assist in securing a larger
building for use as the school in the future should the school grow and need to expand. We really appreciate his help.
Haiti School Staff Member Willene Nelson: Willene continues with her English studies in Port-au-Prince.
She will be a staff member at the school serving as an instructor's assistant, caretaker and English/French translator.
We usually speak with her on a daily basis, but for the past week her laptop has been broken. She hopes to have her computer
back up and running within the next day or two.
Planning and fund raising continue here in Minnesota. We still hope to be able to open the school in the first half of this year, 2013.
We continue to search for funding sources for the schools setup and operation. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has
come forward to help move this project forward by providing the use of their facilities, their funding, their skills and time. You are proof that
people still believe that an education is vital to a persons or nations success or failure.
NACEC's Director Edward Addy Speaks on Haiti Technical School project: (Length = 7.22 minutes)