Haiti STEM Alliance is a collaborative network of educators, business partners, and organizations that empowers and inspires youth from all backgrounds through an in-depth exposure to STREAM: science, technology, reading, robotics, engineering, art, and mathematics in order for them to become more engaged and socially conscious children while gaining self-confidence, communication, and leadership skills. Haiti STEM Alliance is advised by members of the community in Haiti and the states. Our advisory board members are: Tamara Barrau, Carolyn Cantave, Caroline Hudicourt, Francisco Jovin, Medard Laz and Christian Liautaud.
This program focuses on the educational equality and advancement of all children in Haiti. This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program has been developed to educate children of all ages and to encourage them to not only complete secondary school, but to pursue post-secondary education. This program reaches even farther than education by empowering our girls and creating leaders that will eventually possess a range of skill sets.
In alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, this program falls into Goal 1 “No Poverty” and Goal 4 “Quality Education”. The United Nations (www.sustainabledevelopment.un.org) has developed an agenda and created a plan of action to change the world, and meet goals, by 2030. This plan includes 17 sustainable development goals and Haiti STEM alliance has adopted two of these goals in order to change lives in Haiti.
Discover STEM Conferences
This conference is a one-day event dedicated to igniting high school students interest in fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The conference gives the children an opportunity to speak with other college students or professionals in the STEM disciplines. Lastly, to also participate in interactive informational sessions regarding studying and working in these fields and participate in hands-on STEM activities. In partnership with Fedudevh, we will organize the national FIRST LEGO League Competition in Port-au-Prince. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students (ages 9–14 in the United States and Canada, 9–16 elsewhere). Each year in August, FLL introduces a scientific and real-world challenge for teams to focus and research on. We plan to host the first FLL Competition in Port-au-Prince in January 2018. We will be inviting schools and organizations to enroll their team to compete. We plan to have eight teams compete in the competition. The winner will then get a chance to compete on an international level.
Discover STEM Camp
Our camps are designed to be fun for children of all ages. Our “mommy and me” camp is a fun space for both the parents and their children aged 3 and 4. For our children aged 5 – 14, they can participate in our Saturday camps. The first Saturday of the month is dedicated to science and they will be part of our Spark Science Club. On the second Saturday, we will focus primarily on coding the participants will join Code Club International. On the third Saturday, the children will work on engineering projects and be members of NSBE Jr. The fourth Saturday will concentrate on training children how to compete in various robotics competitions such as: FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Global and Robot Drone League. The children attending these activities will also be members of NSBE Jr.
Thank you to our Partners & Sponsors
Join our network and help us with the initiative to reach every child in all ten departments in Haiti. We have adopted two cornerstone proverbs in the Haitian culture as our guiding principles. The first is “men anpil chay pa lou” translated “many hands make the load lighter.” The second is our national motto “L’union Fait la Force” translated to “Strenght is unity.” We believe for this initiative to truly succeed we must all work together towards this common goal of success for the Haitian people no matter there backgrounds.