Adopt‐an‐Haitian‐Internet‐technician‐or‐facility

Eric Brunner-Williams brunner at nic-naa.net
Mon Feb 8 11:29:29 CST 2010


Arg! The attachment died the death of "132485 bytes with a limit of 
100 KB". Oh well, it could have been the line eater bug in a USENET post.

I posted an HTML version here:
http://wampum.wabanaki.net/vault/2010/02/005491.html

Cutting and Pasting (a high tech skill) yeilds:

Project Title: Adopt-an-Haitian-Internet-technician-or-facility

Project Description: The project aims to collect money and telecom 
gear to provide mid-term financial aid to IT technicians that have 
been affected with their families during the January 12, 2010 
earthquake. Money, telecoms gears, time, software, etc will serve to 
setup technology community centers to support schools, universities, 
vocational centers that have collapsed.

Begin Date
February 2010

End Date
August 2010

The Context: On the January 12, 2010, Haiti one of the poorest country 
in the world is hurt by a 7.3 Earthquake that caused major damage to 
Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Leogane and other settlements around. Many 
notable landmark buildings were significantly damaged or destroyed, 
including schools, universities, vocational schools even the 
Port-au-Prince Cathedral, and the main jail. Among those killed are a 
lot of technicians, students, teachers.

Many countries responded to appeals for humanitarian aid, pledging 
funds and dispatching rescue and medical teams, engineers and support 
personnel. Communication systems, air, land, and sea transport 
facilities, hospitals, schools, universities, and electrical networks 
had been damaged by the earthquake, which hampered rescue and aid 
efforts; confusion over who was in charge, air traffic congestion, and 
problems with prioritization of flights further complicated early 
relief work. As rescues tailed off, supplies, medical care and 
sanitation become priorities. Among them we also need to address 
education on a mid term run. With a lot of destroyed schools and dead 
teachers e-learning can be a good way to overcome this problem.

Deliverables and criteria for close-out

The projects has 2 majors deliverables:

    1. Providing financial support to at least 50 technicians whose 
houses have been destroyed during the seism. The idea is getting them 
a job so they don’t have to worry about their family basic needs and 
keeping them on their workplace
    2. Setup mobile IT community centers to provide IT services to 
schools and universities.
    3. Contents production for e-learning

The project boundaries: This project aims to provide technical support 
to teachers helping them putting their courses online or on DVD and 
make it available for remote schools or schools whose teachers have 
been killed during the quake. Data Center in a box will facilitate 
access to those courses by the students. Project will be conducted in 
joint venture with the Ministry of Education that will define the 
priority based on must affected area and teacher availability.

The main risks: The main risk of this project is not having enough 
funds to address all the needs in supporting the schools in producing 
online courses because it’s a well-known fact that in schools in Haiti 
adopted their own curriculum ignoring sometimes the official one. The 
second concern

Stakeholders:
Client(sponsor): Ministry of Education

Project Manager: Reynold Guerrier

Project Team: Reynold Guerrier, Max Larson Henry,

Steering committee: Reynold Guerrier, Stéphane Bruno, Sergey Gaillard, 
Roque Gagliano, Max Larson Henry

Other Stakeholders: Local ISP, LACNIC, ISOC, IDB

Budget and resources: ($, people, equipment, facilities, software, etc.)

     * 100,000.00 USD for salaries to support technicians and their 
family to get them back on track
     * 5 contents production units
     * Production software
     * Management software
     * 10 data center in a box

Milestones
Date Key deliverables

Feb-March 2010: Financial support to technicians and families
March 2010: Data center in a box
March-August 2010: Implementation period

Bank Account Info:
Bank: SOGEBANK
Bank Address : Route de Delmas, Delmas 29, Port-au-Prince, HAITI
Account Number: 130212988

Swift code : SOGHHTPP
Beneficiary : Association Haïtienne pour le Développement des 
Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication
Beneficiary Address: 18, rue Moise, Pétion-Ville, HAITI

People interesting in working in Haiti can send me a skills and 
availability statement too, but what is needed soonest is a budget 
that can be applied to existing backfill cash needs passed through the 
AHTIC.

Thanks and a tip o' the hat to Bill McCall who appraised me of the 
truncation.

Eric





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