PROGRAM DESIGN CLARITY: We are hungry to know more about what exactly your model consists of. Please succinctly list a) what main activities are you doing with your beneficiaries, b) where you carry out the activities? c) how often? d) for how many hours? e) who delivers the services? and f) any other brief details
a) My main activities is education b) I carry out the activities in my school and in the community c) Every day from Monday to Saturday and sometime until Sunday d) Between 10 and 12 hours a day (from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm) e) My school team (45 teachers and 15 members of personal of administration f) I involves parents and some professionals of the community in the College
INSPIRATION: What do you consider the most important trends or evidence that inspire you to believe the world is ready to Re-imagine Learning? Please elaborate.
When I analyse the commitment of parents, interest of youth training applications, the importance of the education to understand and to protect the environnment, and how science and technologie become in our lives… I am sure that every one understand that it's essential to learn. But, the traditional system can't give to us possibilities to involve in development of our community that changes every day, every minute. The social and economic injustices related most often to inequalities in education and training of the people are going to understand the importance of learning otherwise. The economics difficulties of the community are going to understand importance to learn otherwise
LEARNING THROUGH PLAY: What does “learning through play” mean to you and why it is a must-have, instead of a nice to have?
I think it is extremely interesting to develop educational strategies that align with the structure of thinking of learners to do something with pleasure, so relating to the games. Learning through play reduces the stress of learning and stimulates further psychomotor actions of young people. Learning through play allow educator to attract students to the knowledge. It's one of the best way to evaluate the real potentials of the students.
SUSTAINABILITY: Please list a quick breakdown of your funding, indicating the percentage that comes from each source.
Our funding comes exclusively from annual fees and tuition by deadlines over 9 months. Our annual tournover is 887.230,00 US
MODEL: How does your mission relate to your business model (i.e. Non-profit, for-profit or hybrid)?
My business is a non-profit enterprise. We provide a quality educational service
FUNDING PRIORITIES: If your organization were given $20K in unrestricted funding today, how would you use it? Why?
I would use it to promote the distance learning/education for the benefit of young people in difficult economic situation worldwide. Often, there are lot of young intelligent minds in this socio-economic category. I would have given them the chance of their lifetime.
PARTNERSHIPS: Tell us about your partnerships that enhance your approach.
We established a partnership with the Office of Civil Protection because we installed a seismological station and two weather stations at the College. This partnership allows us to prepare our students for prevention and action in their community disaster. With Matelec SA, a large network stores. This partnership allows us to have discounts on the purchase and to install a branch of this network at our school managed by the students in internship. With "Salon of entrepreneurship" where students can apply their knowledge.
COLLABORATIONS: Have you considered or initiated partnerships with any of the other Challenge Pacesetters? If so, please share.
We develop seriously the emphatic in our school. Our students, our teachers and all of parents learn to build together whatever the differences in religion and socio-economic level. We learn to our students how they have to kill the conflicts before their birth. We have built a non-conflicts environment.
VISION: If you had unlimited funding, and you could fast forward 15 years to when your program has been able to achieve wild success - what will it have achieved?
My school would be the best school of Haiti. It would be one of the schools of the world who learn to all that each person is a powerful changemaker. My school would be a locomotive that would all schools in Haiti towards quality. My school would be a center of production of didactical material and educational strategies to help, particularly for the school of poor people.
IMPACT - KEY METRICS: Please list the key data points that you would cite as evidence that you are able to achieve lasting learning outcomes. Please also share one data point for which you most hope to see better results over time
Year after year we received more and more applications for admission in First Grade, between 500 and 600 for only 70 places available, we can receive only 12% of the demand. We still have 100% of succes for official exams, except accident. Actually, haitian press and international media is particularly interested by the quality of learning at my school. During one moth, I have given more than 20 interviews. My school is now the first Changemaker school of the Caribbean and Latin America. I hope really that I will have economic possibility to grow up my school and offer the distance learning to increase the number of beneficiaries of my work.
APPROACHES: Given the complexity of play, it is not surprising that there have been numerous research attempts to categorize the different types and approaches! Please indicate which of the following your project focuses on.
Educational Structuring (developing playful projects within educational contexts).
AFFILIATION: Please specify if your organization has any existing affiliations with the LEGO Group.