Despite Cholera Outbreak, Mattapan Tech Will Hold Pilot Project Management Workshops in Haiti. Students Launch Campaign to Raise Contingency Funds

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Mattapan Tech, a Boston-based training center, will hold pilot workshops on November 20, 23 and 26 in Haiti focused on proposal writing and project planning in November. In the aftermath of the January 12th earthquake that killed thousands of Haitians and destroyed Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, local and international organizations rushed to Haiti in an effort to help with rebuilding. Mattapan Tech is an institution specializing in providing project management and computer technology training in Massachusetts. The school designed a series of free workshops to update the skills of managers of non-profit and private organizations in anticipation that these skilled project managers will be a necessity for a successful Haiti reconstruction project.

Despite the Cholera outbreak, The Mattapan School Tech will hold pilot Project Management workshops in Haiti focused on proposal writing and project planning. Students launch campaign to raise contingency funds.

Mattapan Tech, a Boston-based technology learning center, will hold pilot workshops on November 20, 23 and 26 in Haiti focused on proposal writing and project planning in November. In the aftermath of the January 12th earthquake that killed thousands of Haitians and destroyed Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, local and international organizations rushed to Haiti in an effort to help with rebuilding. Mattapan Tech is an institution specializing in providing project management and computer technology training in Massachusetts. The school designed a series of free workshops to update the skills of managers of non-profit and private organizations in anticipation that these skilled project managers will be a necessity for a successful Haiti reconstruction project.

To assist in this difficult endeavor, a group of Wentworth Institute of Technology alumni with extended project management experience and project management instructors at Mattapan Tech will travel to Haiti on a 10-day mission.

Despite the outbreak of Cholera that hit Haiti last week and which already caused nearly 300 deaths in Port-au-Prince’s neighboring towns, last night the volunteers of the Greater Boston/ Mattapan School of Technology reiterated their engagement to depart from Boston on November 20.

Harold Newcomb, Jr., a Vietnam War US Army veteran, and Karrie Ann Jean, the director of Mattapan Tech, have been very instrumental in raising funds to support the mission and keeping the crew motivated and focused on their specific humanitarian goal.

Christine Malcolm, the new head of the student committee at Mattapan Tech launched an initiative aimed at collecting children’s and women’s clothing for Haiti and money for a contingency fund to cover unexpected expenses in response to the possible escalated violence related to the upcoming election and threats cause by the Cholera outbreak.

Katleen Felix, the US coordinator of zafen.org, an organization that provides financial and logistic support to small projects in Haiti and the Clinton Global Initiative have also renewed their commitment to this endeavor.

Send your package or check to Mattapan Tech, 24 Regis Rd, Mattapan, MA, 02126. or visit the Mattapan Tech website at http://www.mattapantech.org. Noting that clothes should be clean and in good condition. The delegation will leave on November 20, 2010.

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