SHOMI's Haitian School Raspberry PI Computer Lab

SHOMI has returned from Haiti. The computer lab is up and running with a few things still to complete soon (frame around the batteries and controllers). At this time there are 14 Raspberry PI computers and 2 Raspberry PI Servers. The first server is filled with 91GB of French material including the entire French Wikipedia, 10k books, 3k+ instructional videos on math and science and modules on other topics. The second server will allow the students to work on assignments and save their work. The computers are powered by 4x 100 watt Renogy solar panels and 4 AGM 245ah batteries. We were able to have a few training classes with a group of 7th to 9th grade students and teachers.

SHOMI thanks the following:

TECH Electronics for the monitors and mice donations.

Ellis Battery for all of their assistance in obtaining the right batteries for the job.

A generous donor for the new generator while in Haiti that worked great to run training classes back at the house.

Renogy Solar for the great products and technical support to determine the inverter has a slight fault and advance shipped a new one to me in the US that will be replaced in the next couple of months.

SHOMI thanks the Haitian community for their friendship and support.

SHOMI gives thanks to GOD for the people that have been put in our path to accomplish this big task. We give GOD thanks for our talents to accomplish this work to honor him.

SHOMI's Raspberry Project

Rasperry PI 's for Haiti schools and kids.

SHOMI is looking to partner with others that are interested in computers and helping the kids of Haiti with school projects and learning new skills. SHOMI is wanting to start out with 3 to 5 units to test out for evaluation in the hopes of growing the program. SHOMI feels that Raspberry PI’s are a good option due to the low price and low power requirements. If an OS image is damaged, it can be reloaded quickly by a member of our Haitian team.