News

Apr. 2011

Print
PDF

Amrita & Ashok were invited to participate in the CGI University (CGI-U) event at the University of California in San Diego. It was inspiring and uplifting to see how CGI guides & motivates students to pursue worthwhile causes while encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship.

The EKTA Foundation was delighted to include the Zahn Family from The Moxie Foundation in San Diego and Stephanie Seale from Inveneo’s San Francisco office on their team at CGI-U.

Mar. 2011

Print
PDF

The EKTA Foundation renewed its commitment to Haitian Education & Leadership Program (HELP) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with a Student Sponsorship pledge that will bridge HELP’s budgetary shortfall for the year ahead.

The pledge will fund University Education for four EKTA Scholars, profiled in the attachments.

Feb. 2011

Print
PDF

Implementation of Inveneo’s country-wide Wi-Fi Broadband Internet Access Network is moving strongly forward with initial sites in Antibonite, Leogane and the Central Plateau area. Amrita & Ashok visited Lycée Anacaona de Leogane with Mark Summer of Inveneo for a project implementation review.

We met our partner, Microsoft, at the school’s new Computer Lab. We were also introduced to a young entrepreneur, Jerry Joseph who supports our Network in the Leogane area. Inveneo is training many young professionals like Jerry to ensure that the Network is effectively supported by local businesses, generating revenue for Haitians while establishing a solid, self-sustaining Internet infrastructure.

Dec. 2010

Print
PDF

In the immediate aftermath of the Jan-2010 earthquake in Haiti, The EKTA Foundation funded the implementation cost of Inveneo’s satellite-based Wi-Fi Broadband Network for NetHope in Port-au-Prince that brought real-time communication to NGOs, getting aid where it was needed most and saving innumerable lives.

With our ICT implementation partner, Inveneo, we now have a shared commitment – with an elite group of purposeful organizations – to expand this low-cost broadband access network country-wide. Internet access across the country will allow Haitians to see the world in a new light and, equally importantly, enable the world to better understand Haiti and its people.

New Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund Grant Will Bring Connectivity to Rural Communities (DOC)

Sep. 2010

Print
PDF

For the second year in a row, The EKTA Foundation will sponsor Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting in New York this month.

The Foundation's work with one of its key technology partners was showcased in the August 7th, 2010 issue of The Economist.

EKTA's broader association with other partner organizations doing focused work on the ground in Haiti will be featured in print and video at CGI-2010.