Our Projects

The need varies in each and every community, so our project model seeks to respond to these differences and create customized programs. Our efforts reflect our mission to increase access to education by first understanding the need.

Types of Projects
Types of Projects

With varying conditions in each area, we start with a few questions to help shape our approach. The answers help us understand the scope of the need and categorize the project as either a Plant Project or Partner Project.

Joconal
Plant Projects
  1. Does the community value education?
    Yes
  2. What level of education is already available?
    Education stops at 6th grade.
  3. Who approached Lan Vwa with the need?
    A person who understands and represents the people in the village.
  4. What are the individual’s or organization’s goals for working there?
    To support the leaders of the village in development.
Greater Works
Partner Projects
  1. Does the community value education?
    Yes
  2. What level of education is already available?
    Education is available through high school or college.
  3. Who approached Lan Vwa with the need?
    A person or organization that has been working in the area.
  4. What are the individuals or organizations goals for working there?
    To improve resources for an existing project.

Our Locations
Project Joconal

Education in Joconal used to stop at the 6th grade. Access to further education was limited to those who could make the long 3 hour trek each day to another village. With demands at home, this was not an option for many children. If they were able to complete 7th thru 9th grade in this way, there was no where to attend high school (10th thru 11th grade).

Since 2013, Lan Vwa has been working in Joconal to extend education beyond primary school. They connected Joconal with internet, computers, and an online classroom all of which created a connection to accredited teachers on a live feed. They started with computer skills classes and tutoring. In 2015, the first accredited 7th - 10th grade classes were led by Karina Leiva and Johanna Diaz, under the standards of the Guatemalan Ministry of Education. An additional community reading program was launched in March 2016 to generate interest for young kids in Joconal and reinforce writing skills in our secondary students.

By creating access to this education, we are helping students recognize that their dreams can become reality. Our students are an example to the rest of their community that they can have a better future.

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Partner Projects

Greater Works Academy - Port-au-Prince, Haiti

In 2011, Lan Vwa partnered with The Greater Works Academy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Greater Works is a school and orphanage for girls ages 3-21. The transition into life beyond the orphanage can be difficult, so the directors founded an English Institute to offer ESL and TOEFL prep classes. Lan Vwa joined the project in its second semester, reinforcing GWA with a cyber school platform that increased access and teacher retention.

Our Reach

Levels
Teachers
Students
Facilitators
Classes

University of Notre Dame- Hinche, Haiti

UNIF was founded in 2004 with a mission to create economic intellectual, and environmental wealth in rural Haiti. As the organization celebrated its first decade of success, a partnership was formed with Lan Vwa to expand the reach of its programs. Lan Vwa facilitates online classrooms to connect students in Fondwa to teachers in the United States. UNIF then provides a scholarship to Lan Vwa program graduates to attend university. This relationship helps expand education in an area Lan Vwa serves.

Our Reach

Students

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What it Takes

$38

Monthly cost of tuition and school supplies for a student

$75

Cost to host classes for 1 grade level

$150

Provide facilities, qualified teachers, and expenses needed to educate a student for a month

$456

Cost of tuition and school supplies for a student for 1 year.

$1000

Cost of equipment for a cyber project: microphone, speakers, laptop, and tv screen