Helping Haiti: Technology a Foundation for Reaching Those in Need

Dhheadshot Dave Hartman, Save the Children, internet marketing and communications specialist

Westport, CT

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

 

 In its new blog Inveneo details how the company is helping Haiti build back better. A newly announced partnership with the ETKA Foundation and Microsoft will "accelerate the deployment of a high-speed, broadband wireless network in rural population centers and technology for schools throughout Haiti."

This isn't the first time Inveneo has used its technical capacity to aid Haiti. The disastrous earthquake on January 12 decimated the capital, Port-au-Prince, its environs and much of Haiti's infrastructure. Communication became near impossible.

"The need for information far exceeded our capacity," Gary Shaye, Haiti country director of Save the Children, said.

Watch the video to learn more from Gary

Inveneo helped NGOs like Save the Children restore their communications systems by setting upsatellite-linked long-distance wi-fi network in Port-au-Prince 

"Our ability to respond to the earthquake increased dramatically," Shaye said. "It’s really important for NGOs to divide their responsibilities and get as great of coverage as possible."

With our communication lines restored, our staff could ensure that relief efforts reached as many areas as possible, eliminating duplication of efforts and ensuring that we reached children and families in most need of assistance.

You can find Inveneo's full blog post here here

Leave a Reply