What is a Maker Library ?
The Haiti Projects Library was made possible by a generous donation from the Kellogg Foundation, the estate of Ellin Smalley, and generous donors like you. The Haiti Projects Library in memory of Ellin Smalley, is a Library with a make space that, once fully equipped will include a functioning mechanical and electronic fabrication laboratory. This lab creates the space for the community to design and build a range of projects from furniture to computer electronic boards to clothing and jump starts economic opportunities for the region.
This Haiti Projects Library in memory of Ellin Smalley was built by our partner Jim Ansara from Build Health International (BHI). The Library will be networked to schools and universities in Haiti (e.g., Ecole Superieure d’Infotronique d’Haiti) and abroad. and will connect to maker spaces worldwide network. In order to ensure continuous, self-sustained learning and fabrication activities, the Library will have a permanent high-speed Internet connection access with software to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and peer-mentor worldwide networking.