13 results for tag: education


Kickstarting Healthy Student Gardens with Three Tons of Compost

The compost that SOIL produces through our urban ecological sanitation service is a safe and organic, agricultural-grade soil amendment that restores the health of soils and helps Haiti's farmers produce more food. It also, as of recently, helping students in schools across the country learn how to garden. The Haitian Ministry of Education (MENFP) has begun actively promoting agriculture across the country's schools, by asking that each of them has at least one standard garden maintained by staff, students, and parents alike. And guess what? They're using SOIL's compost in the educational gardens! The MENFP is hoping to introduce students to ...

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Regular readers of the SOIL blog will know that in November our amazing weather station in Limonade went live, and that since that time, it has been sharing the local weather data with the world. Rainfall, temperature, wind direction and speed, pressure… it’s all there for anyone to access! Last month, the University of Limonade requested a tour of our waste treatment site so they could see the weather station and hear about how it works and what we do with the data. They were also interested in using the data in their own curriculum, as an educational tool, because weather data in Haiti can be quite difficult to obtain. Ultimately there ...

CBS News: Sowing seeds of hope for Haiti’s future

We are excited and honored to share a beautiful piece about our dear friend and partner Daniel Tilias and his organization, SAKALA, based in Cite Soleil. Daniel has worked tirelessly to create local solutions to Haiti's intertwined issues of environmental degradation, lack of employment opportunities, and need for safe spaces for children to learn and play. Check out this video and article from CBS News to see how far SAKALA has come since its founding in 2002 - and look out for a SOIL cameo near the end! Want to keep reading?

SOIL’s Northern Haiti Site Is A Growing Tourist Attraction

Glory in the shade of beautiful trees and lush greenery! Wander over to check out the “Red Zone!” (but don’t wander into the “Red Zone” because you’ll have to disinfect the soles of your shoes afterwards). Behold the the wonder and mystery of the “Natural Water Purification Act!” And don’t forget to take a ride on the PoopMobile before you exit the "park" (And by park, we mean waste treatment site). Do all this and much more at SOIL's waste treatment site, Mouchinette, in northern Haiti, one of the region's most exciting (and unexpected) tourist attractions! We'll admit, we’re still working on our marketing for “SOIL-L...

SOIL Participates in CGI Haiti Panel Discussion

Yesterday SOIL's Executive Director Sasha Kramer was one of four panelists engaging in a discussion called "What We Know Now: Applying Lessons Learned to Advance Haiti’s Future" as part of the Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting. The discussion was robust (and enjoyable!), and included a moving closing speech from President Bill Clinton. The session was recorded, so feel free to check out some or all of the conversation in the video below!

Fòmasyon Sanitasyon EkoLojik: 12 Me 2016

Detanzantan, SOIL oganize atelye pou pataje eksperyans ak konesans nou genyen ak teknoloji Sanitasyon Ekolojik (EkoSan) an Ayiti Fomasyon sa genyen ladan yon rezime de pwogram nou yo, pa egzamp: teknoloji ke nou sevi, leson nou te aprann nan devlopman tekonoloji sa yo, e pwopozisyon nou genyen pou amelyore koman teknoloji sa yo ka aplike pi byen. Enfòmasyon Atelye Dat: Jedi, 12 Me 2016, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: Delmas 31, Pòtopwens Lang: Kreyol Ajanda 8h00 – 8h30: Anrejistreman tout patisipan yo 8h30 – 9h50: Mo Byenvini, Tour de Tab, Entwodiksyon EkoSan e SOIL 9h50 – 10h20: Poz Kafe, Ti Manje 10h20 - 12h30: Twalet EkoSan ...

SOIL is a School Where You Find Many Teachers

I'm Jimmy Louis, and I work as the full time Sanitation Coordinator for SOIL in Port-au-Prince. I was integrated into the SOIL family in 2010 after the earthquake. I've come to see that SOIL is not just an office where you come to work and then leave; SOIL is a school where you find many teachers. When I joined SOIL, I found a solid team and family, and I was happily working and learning in no time. I feel that SOIL expands my autonomy in all of my work and for that, I commend the team. In the ecological sanitation trainings and classes that I have done with a wide variety of people, I see that many people in Haiti still tend to have practices that ...

Theatre Group Promotes SOIL EcoSan Toilets in Haiti

In order to reach people who would most benefit from ecological sanitation, such as those in Cap-Haitien’s crowded slums without modern plumbing or electricity, SOIL is using innovative methods to break down cultural barriers towards ecological sanitation. SOIL has been collaborating with a small theatre group to develop a 20-minute sketch promoting the EcoSan toilets SOIL has been providing and maintaining over the years. Here is recap of the story, for entertainment, and for a better understanding of common obstacles SOIL has overcome over the years. The play opens with the main character Djabolo speaking of his family’s many trials: they are ...

EcoSan Training at SOIL's Composting Site in Trutier

At SOIL, we value education and information sharing because one of our ultimate goals is to assist in spreading EcoSan technology throughout Haiti. We dream of seeing a toilet in every home, and EcoSan for all. Yesterday at our site in Trutier, we were happy to share some of our experiences in EcoSan with a group of 22 people living in Croix-des-Bouquets (just north of Port-au-Prince). The group, made up primarily of farmers, came out for the training session to learn about the differences between SOIL's centralized composting methods, based on a drum based waste collection system, and more permanent double vault toilets. Each of the 22 participa...

SOIL Publishes its first Annual Report!

Today we are thrilled to present SOIL's first Annual Report! For the SOIL team, this project represented a great opportunity to demonstrate to all of our friends just how dedicated to our programming we are. Over 95% of our funds go directly to our impactful projects that are designed to bring long-term, sustainable benefits to the people we work with in Haiti. So much so that we've never even set enough aside to prepare an annual report! But now, thanks to the hard work of our incredible new friend Meagan Choi, a volunteer graphic designer, we have finally been able to invest the time in putting together this stunning report. It is our great ...