Haiti Green Project received a grant from Husky Injection Molding Systems to offset their carbon footprint. HGP was able to start a pilot program to install solar electricity with the community participation in two rural schools in Haiti. The initial project was to install four PV arrays in four rural schools and donate a room in one of the school for a library. We did not take into consideration that most of these schools had no prior electricity. Therefore, we had to do all the electrical wirings which set us back on our goal.
We the help of our professor Jim McDonald, we have design a standard system for those schools. We can always increase the number of panels and battery as needed like in the case of the school in Bony which is a bigger school with more classrooms.
Haiti Green Project trained young electricians to become solar installers to be employed in this project. HGP with the help of Husky Injection Molding Systems not only brought solar electricity in those rural schools but also gave a new trade to the young men in the communities.
To assure itself of the viability of those installations, HPG with the help of the community has formed committees to operate and maintain the equipments.
We are looking for donation of laptops to build a computer room to give the children better access to learning material through the internet.
HGP visited the fishermen village of Recif where two small shacks are used as school classes. When it rains, the students can’t attend classes. Each shack with no room separation houses two classrooms. We have decided instead of donating a room for a library in a school that is being built, HGP with the community participation, will build a school in the village of Recif.
We are helping the community of Recif to put together a community to supervise, along with Haiti Green Project, the building of the school.
Community participation is the key to the success of any project