In the coming year GGH will continue providing remedial education to children who have never attended school before. Currently there is one class of 12 students and our goal is to add a new class each semester. GGH also plans to implement an adult literacy program, as well as continued education programs focusing on the importance of reforestation and watershed preservation in the town, Anse A Galets on the island La Gonave, Haiti.
GGH will continue educating through public forums and through a reforestation project the organization started in 2010. GGH works closely with community leaders and local volunteers. Already, 100 acres of land has been dedicated as a preserved watershed for the town and over 1600 trees have been planted. The community plans to plant some 300,000 more trees over the next five years.
GGH is currently collaborating with local leaders to establish a federation of community organizations working on environmental sustainability in La Gonave. The federation’s mission is to facilitate communities working together on environmental education and sustainability projects.
GGH continues to facilitate teacher trainings for teachers in Anse A Galets. Teachers from Colorado and California have come to participate in or lead such trainings.
GGH is involved in the introduction of sustainable building practices in Haiti, and is rebuilding a school in Petionville, SOPUDEP, introducing and using locally produced materials, water catchment systems and solar electricity. The construction of the school is an educational project for many Haitians, who are learning environmental sustainability principles, sustainable building methods and materials, technical skills. GGI is planning to build classrooms for the remediation school in Anse A Galets, also using sustainable building practices.
GGH hopes to encourage and stimulate local renewable energy markets, particularly solar applications, through education, micro-finance and technology donations for community infrastructure.
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