“Education for all children” is the dream of our Nation. Unfortunately, the realities of our life have not yet allowed this dream to reach fruition.
Fortunately, the Haitian Children’s Fund created the SATELLITE SCHOOL SYSTEM which now offers an opportunity to achieve this goal by making it possible to transmit lessons, created by Haiti’s most highly qualified educators, to any location in our 10 departments, whether a school is located in Bombardopolis, Anse Rouge, Jacmel, or even in downtown Port-au-Prince. In fact, one could toss a dart at the map of Haiti and, no matter where it landed, you could place one of our schools receiving satellite modules at its point of impact.
The Satellite School System will transmit both academic lessons and alternative training modules. The system is the reliable and state-of-the-art conduit; it requires exceptional content in order to fulfill the vision of our national dream. A number of foreign universities and other organizations have shown a keen interest in creating lesson plans for use in our program.
The Satellite School System, therefore, relieves one of the most significant limiting factors in our nation’s educational system – the shortage of qualified teachers – by transmitting quality educational programming potentially to every classroom in our country. A trained educational facilitator is present in each local classroom to supervise classes while the national system continues to develop a trained educator academy to overcome this significant hurdle.
Detailed planning for this project began some time ago, and it is now operational. Our partnerisone of the world’s leading providers of satellite transmission solutions, has created the world’s first national network of satellite-transmitted educational material, Elements, for the entire uplink system; three demonstration classrooms, shipped from Miami.
The Satellite School System consists of three vital elements:
- The Satellite Uplink System will transmit material over our network, utilizing a top line satellite dish antenna and electronics to provide world class service.
- The Uplink will bounce lessons of the Intelsat satellite, 23,000 miles above earth, to our school receiver modules. Each of these will have a dish antenna, receiver and wide-screen TV, powered by a solar panel array, charging batteries through an inverter system. This system will have a 24-hour / day operational capability with normal daylight conditions.
- We will establish a video studio in which to tape and edit material for transmission.
The SATELLITE SCHOOL SYSTEM will become a window of opportunity for Haiti’s children, and a showcase for Haiti to the world.
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