Do Your Part: Haitian Education Program Needs Intel Macs

Luke Renner, the founder of Fireside International, reached out last week to let us know about a very worthy program he’s running that could use Macs to do a whole lot of good. His organization has started the Caribbean Institute for Media Technologies (CIMT), a center that aims to teach journalism and multimedia storytelling skills to people in Haiti, in order to help educate “Haiti’s next generation of journalists, filmmakers, authors, and spokespeople.”

Do Your Part: Haitian Education Program Needs Intel Macs

Specifically, the school has just received a huge collection of Rosetta Stone language training software, which is fantastic, except for the fact that it only runs on Intel Macs, and the school only has older PPC machines. If the school can pull together 11 Intel Macs, new or old, they can launch the program in earnest and repurpose the PPC towers to an additional center they’re planning to build.

To learn more about CIMT and Fireside, see this post. To offer your support, e-mail the organization at (sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)or make a donation through the link on the right sidebar of their site.

Making a difference in Haiti is important to me, particularly since the catastrophic earthquake of last year. I also love seeing Macs help kids learn how to make a difference in the world. It’s a worthy cause. By all means, get on it.

  • Guest

    Sorry, I have only one Mac, and that’s my main machine :( Best of luck though! Awesome work going on there. Are those Mac Pros?

  • Jay

    Well I need an intel Mac so why doesn’t anyone help me???

  • iHate_Is_Back

    Probably because you can help yourself unlike some of the poor people in Haiti who really need those machines for learning purposes unlike you who’ll just probably use it to play W.O.W all day long. Sheesh the nerve of some people.

  • iHate_Is_Back

    Probably because you can help yourself unlike some of the poor people in Haiti who really need those machines for learning purposes unlike you who’ll just probably use it to play W.O.W all day long. Sheesh the nerve of some people.

  • Beast_m

    the lcd screens are ancient

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