We’ve done a lot of hard work so far this semester and have a lot more to do! Here is a brief outline of the projects we’ve done so far this semester and a hint at what we might have ahead of us. This summary is subject to change in future updates.
Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) [Complete]
Purpose of donation: computers will be used to support educational and recreational programs at the GIAC center for the Ithaca community.
Computers given: 4 total units, Dell desktops
Roatán, Honduras in collaboration with C2C Pals and Brain Spaces [Complete]
Purpose of donation: computers will be used at a library and e-learning center for students on the island of Roatan teaching young and adult students.
Computers given: 16 total units, Dell desktops
HoHoe, Ghana in collaboration with Care Net Ghana and AIESEC [Complete]
Website: http://www.carenetghana.org/, http://rso.cornell.edu/aiesec/
Purpose of donation: computers will be used to teach junior and senior high student computer skills in a safe environment and promote technology literacy in West Africa.
Computers given: 15 total units, Dell desktops
New Orleans, LA (St. John’s #5 Faith Church) in collaboration with St. John’s of Ithaca [Packing Party Planned]
Website: http://www.loveknowsnobounds.org/, http://stjohnsithaca.org/
Purpose of donation: computers will be used training at-risk youth in employable skills/replacing units destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Natal, SA in collaboration with Teachers Without Borders – South Africa [PENDING]
Purpose of donation: computers will be installed in school serving over 4,000 students and further technology literacy and educational opportunities for those who would otherwise not have access to them.
Sanniquellie, Liberia in collaboration with the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies [PENDING]
Purpose of donation: support educational initiatives at Nimba College as well as staff, build upon success of initial donation in 2011
Santa Fe, NM (Pueblo Indians) in collaboration with local tribal centers [PENDING]
Purpose of donation: computers will be used in a community center to help Pueblo children prepare to move on to post-secondary education at schools like Cornell
Kenya and Southern Sudan in collaboration with the Grow Biointensive Agriculture Center of Kenya (G-BIACK) [PENDING]
Purpose of donation: computers will be used to coordinate agricultural learning efforts to eradicate poverty and improve the living standard of the resource poor communities through sustainable agriculture.
Sweetings Cay, Grand Bahamas in collaboration with Joe Kohler, Hotel ‘71 [PENDING]
Website: (see Freeport News articles)
Purpose of donation: further mission of placing computers in Grand Bahamian schools after our efforts last year, support the amalgamation of current schools.