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A collection of information, questions, links and references related to the Vermont Haiti Project and involvement by Mary Alice Osborne and Terry King.

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LINKS TO PAGES:


Vermont Haiti Project:

Vermont Haiti Project - Home

Vermont Haiti Project, Inc. - Facebook


Vermont Haiti Project - YouTube


Vermont Haiti Project, Inc.
63 Maple Leaf Lane
Shelburne, VT 05482
 ? Should this be updated? http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/27-0214989/vermont-haiti-project.aspx

CONTACTS:

NAME

EMAIL

CELL-PHONE

HOME-PHONE

MAILING ADDRESS

Jean Despagne Felix


509-3650-3567


Delmas 60======Imp Petit 22======Port-au-Prince

Philippe Decossard


1-509-31424767


Tom Tailer

tbtailer@hotmail.com


879-9486


Elizabeth Tailer

tbtailer@hotmail.com


======879-9486


Kimball Butler

kimballvt@yahoo.com

802-989-3452

802-453-4213

237 White Lane======Bristol, Vt 05443

Donna Thomas





Gary Beckwith



802-434-4939


Mary Alice Osborne

maryalice@terryking.us

802-917-3736

802-439-5503

152 Colby Rd.======W. Topsham VT 05086

Terry King

terry@terryking.us

802-917-3735

802-439-5503


Despagne in POP:

Jean Despagne Felix
Delmas 60, Imp Petit 22, Port-au-Prince
phone number: 509-3650-3567

The Vocational School in Duchity:

Ecole Vocationnelle Jean Despagne Felix
Avenue Ducase #6
Duchity, Pestel, Haiti
(Francky Polyte, Director)


http://garybeckwith.net/haiti/ Installed Solar Panels 802-434-4939

GOOGLE TRANSLATE


About Duchity:

original name: Duchity
geographical location: Grand Anse, Haiti, Central America
geographical coordinates: 18° 26' 0" North, 73° 54' 0" West
18.435038 N -73.901006 E Lat-Long
616377.58 2038572.12 UTM
OnlineMap: http://www.geographic.org/geographic_names/name.php?uni=-95341&fid=2260&c=haiti
Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/@18.4346532,-73.8991632,2055m/data=!3m1!1e3

Travel Considerations:

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/haiti
https://www.educavision.com/about.us.php

"Community Room" ??

? (What would the Community Room be like? Where? How? )

This may be a place for the community to:</span>

  • Recharge Cellphones/Laptops/Tablets/LED lights
  • House the pre-school Library, host Story Times etc
  • House the Community Radio Station "Studio"


General Haiti Links: Other organizations / Information / News:

https://challengesnews.com/ Haiti Weekly Magazine
http://haiti.mit.edu/ MIT Haiti project
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/ Haiti News | 7/7 on Haitilibre.com
http://www.thehaitiplunge.org/index.php?page=our-history Other small village works
http://www.haitianproject.org/updates
http://www.haiti155.org/portfolio/haiti-sans-lumiere-light-up-haiti/ Electrical / Engineer


Money-Currency:

Haitian Gourde
1.00 USD
=
58.3400 HTG
? HowTo access US funds in Haiti
 ? Best way to exchange for Gourde
http://www.digicelhaiti.com/en/about/news/mon-cash-la-nouvelle-marque-didentit "Mon Cash" Digicel cellphone company digital wallet

WHO'S-WHO (Ki moun ki se ki moun ki) :


Donna Thomas, of South Burlington, began volunteering with the local non-profit organization Vermont Haiti Project(VHP) in March 2006 when she participated in a volunteer group trip to Haiti. She was completely drawn into their mission and currently serves as the Board Chair for this volunteer run organization which has served a rural Haitian mountain region north of Port-au-Prince for many years.

Terry King and Mary Alice Osborne: live in a log cabin in the woods in Topsham, Vermont, surrounded by many computers and electronics and woodworking tools. They collaborate in developing educational software and materials, and writing http://ArduinoInfo.Info

Mary Alice has worked as a bus driver, costume designer, art teacher, computer coordinator, technology teacher, and library designer and has teaching degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education from the University of Vermont, and a Masters Degree in Information Science from Syracuse. She was the Director of the SPARK! talent development program and Library Media Specialist at Waits River Valley School in rural Vermont. For three years in North Africa, she was the Upper School Librarian at the American Cooperative School of Tunis, and for two years in China she was the Head Librarian at the Shekou International School. For two years she was the Head Librarian of the K-12 schools at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. She has designed new physical libraries and library programs at these overseas schools.

Terry has designed radio stations, recording studios, broadcast equipment, intelligent machines and special computer languages for IBM, and has worked as a broadcast journalist covering elections, fires, riots and Woodstock.
He is now 'retired' and writing about Arduino / Embedded systems (http://ArduinoInfo.Info) and running http://YourDuino.com with Mary Alice Osborne and their friend from China, Jun Peng. Since 'retirement' Terry has lived and taught in Africa, China, the Middle East and Italy. Now he is 'home again' in rural Vermont and working 40+ hours a week on YourDuino.com, firewood cutting, woodworking and Electronics.


MISC TEMPORARY LINKS:

http://hackaday.com/2016/01/22/the-toy-maker/ MakerSpace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk8OYHcHBX8&index=5&list=PLkRT6sInhvHVb96gl-uxn2LxBqEL4Iv9A