Haiti Projects’ TechnoClub encourages the exploration of science and technology through hands-on learning. It offers a Maker space in Fond-des-Blancs as well as an Internet hub for networking with peers and mentors in Haiti and elsewhere in the world.
The TechnoClub was started in 2014 with a weeklong series of workshops introducing sound mechanics and sound theory. Students had a chance to explore the science of sound including sound waves and vibrations, how human beings create sounds and a hands-on portion where students used circuit boards and computer chips connected to computers to create their own synthesized sounds.
The TechnoClub continued in 2015 bringing in experts in the various fields of sound and music to talk with the students and do other hands-on workshops. Steps were taken to engage the students much more during the year through distance learning, experiments and activities.
In 2016, the TechnoClub will further develop its week-long core workshop plus strengthen the activities and projects that students will participate in all year long.
Félix Pierre, teacher of mathématico
Jean-Francois Thalon, principal of the Exodus School
Frequel georges, registrar of Fond-Des-Blancs ( gov)
Briel Leveille, President of RATRAP
Durand Dubreus, Director of the education program of St Boniface
The success of our programs offered through the Library has far exceeded our expectations. The community of Fond des Blancs is asking for better and more consistent internet connections, expanded programing and more reference volumes.