We implement programs for end-to-end integration of technology in schools in low income communities throughout the world, starting in Haiti.
EMO-Haiti enables schools to effectively use technology to manage the learning process and outcomes of the students. This is achieved through BRAVO, a custom-built offline-online learning assistant platform that connects parents, teachers and school administrators for a quality education. Offline-online capabilities are critical to connect schools in areas with limited internet access and for continued learning during natural disasters and political turmoil as is often the case in countries like Haiti.
End-to-end technology integration also includes students having access to coding and technology education. This is achieved through a robotics initiative that aims to equip 10,000 Haitian kids with computer programming skills within the next 5 years. In a pilot program organized this year, we gave free Arduino kits to about 50 students and challenged them to build a robot to solve a local problem. The creations of these students with limited to no prior coding experience included a robot to assist vision-impaired individuals, a fire detection and alarm system, and a robot for automated trash removal in large bodies of water. The winning teams were announced during the 2019 EdTech summit, EMO-Haiti’s annual gathering of teachers, educational entrepreneurs, government officials and school administrators to connect local stakeholders and accelerate the integration of technology solutions in every single school in Haiti.