With Roots and APDAG’s relationship progressing significantly, Executive Director Chad W Bissonnette explains what is ahead for the two partners in this month’s video update. After a two week trip to Haiti, Roots has exciting news to share including a few projects and other community groups they have been visiting. And for the first time ever, Roots gives a descriptive summary of its unique capacity-building process.
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It is without a doubt that the modern era has been shaped by the rise of computers. Not only are they invaluable resources for increasing productivity, but computers also enable individuals to spread ideas and knowledge that can lead to new skills, employment, and new ways of thinking. For the growth and development of any community, access to computers and the internet has become an essential component. Click here to learn more and find out how you can help!
APDAG sharing older computer models at a community meeting
Roots is currently working to provide its partner organization, APDAG, and other members of their community on the island of La Gonave in Haiti with a new set of computers. A new set of computers will enable APDAG to communicate with partners across the island and around the world. It gives them access to tools to plan and coordinate life-changing projects for their community, and it allows them to better tracking and measurement to improve effectiveness of their process. Computers also allow them to more effectively share what is happening with their projects, while also learning from the experiences of other communities across La Gonave and Haiti as a whole. This helps to facilitate further collaboration between community leaders and organizations who are all working to improve their communities and their country.
Children at the Community Center taking informal computer trainings
In addition to supporting APDAG, these computers will remain available at the community center for use from other community members. Through these computers, both adult and children in the community are able to learn and practice valuable computer skills, and access the internet and communicate with friends and family who live outside of La Gonave. These computer literacy skills are extremely important in navigating the modern marketplace, and helps to expand their access to opportunities.
You know what a resource these computers can be, and we need your help! Your contribution to this campaign will support APDAG and the community access opportunities and gain further tools necessary to navigate their own way from poverty.
Happy New Year! Roots has a lot of exciting activities planned for 2014…get the full scoop in this month’s video update! Be sure to help us kick off the year right by winning $10,000 from the KIND company. Click here: http://projects.kindsnacks.com/project/fighting-poverty-one-community-at-a-time/ to visit our project page, and learn what this $10,000 will fund. See the instructions below and vote, vote, vote!
Check out this month’s project update video, which was made while Roots’ Executive Director, Chad W Bissonnette, was traveling in Haiti. During the video he discusses the current challenges faced by the local women’s group GFDAG, and the importance of community empowerment when it comes to holding local governments and other international organizations responsible.
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