I recently returned from the Detroit area where my son was meeting up with a really great prospective Haiti volunteer for Unleash Kids! Nathan Riddle was also there, a courageous individual I’d met previously, providing the lifeline of spare parts to the global OLPC community. It is always interesting to meet the various people who are drawn to volunteer work and this was no exception!
New volunteers will follow in the steps of January’s large group, who worked small miracles nurturing “atelye” computer clubs in about seven different Haitian schools and orphanages. Curt Thompson and his wife Chiharu were among these unstoppable volunteers. Watch this interview with Curt and discover his thoughts on what brought him on this journey:
Chiharu (also a professional photographer) took many photos and videos during their stay in Haiti, and the Haitian kids certainly do not disappoint:
Can Haitians drive us to answer what kind of “atelye” (Haitian Creole word for “workshop”) belongs in each of our own neighborhoods?