Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Foundation for the Technological and Economic Advancement of Mirebalais dba FATEM

  • Brockton, MA
  • http://www.fatem.org

This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission Statement

FATEM seeks to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change to the residents of Mirebalais and surrounding communities.

Main Programs

  1. Computer Lab
  2. Teacher Training
Service Areas

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International

FATEM operates in Mirebalais and immediate surroundings, in the Central Plateau of Haiti.

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer since 2006

Self-reported

Jacky Poteau

Keywords

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technology, mirebalais, haiti, central plateau, computer, centre,education

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Also Known As

FATEM

EIN

20-5141935

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Rural (S32)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Residents of Mirebalais and surrounding communities will be gainfully employed with equal access to education and
technology while enjoying the benefits of a sustainable environment.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Computer Lab

FATEM is filling a digital divide that currenlty exists in Mirebalais, by setting up a computer lab accessible to everyone. Aside from the ability to access the Internet, basic software courses will be offered, allowing residents skills they can use for their personal needs or to find jobs. We are also involved in creating partnerships with companies and other organisations in an effort to bring jobs to the region, thus helping its economic advancement.
Technology - A computer lab, equipped with ceiling-mounted projector and screen, capable of accomodating 50 users(students and other desidents) at any one time.
Economy- Establish a poultry and produce eggs in large quantities.
Civic Education Through Radio reaching all residents in the region.

Category

Educational Delivery

Population(s) Served

None

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Budget

Program 2

Teacher Training

With the assistance of various organizations we coordinate trainings to improve the ability of our teachers to effectuate change.

Category

Vocational Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    We aim to support the education and development of a future generation of leaders capable of bringing change and progress to Haiti through education.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Our strategy as it pertains to enabling students in remote rural schools consist of marshaling the resources necessary to assure we can implement our mission. We initiate teacher training, coordinate food drives, and lend financial support getting school supplies and constructing classrooms. Our emphasis is on creating self sustainability which we encourage through a model in which each school is paired with an income generating activity.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    With 14 schools and 120 teachers under our belt we leverage partnerships and engage in collaborations where our teachers and local university students play an essential role in reaching the 4000 children that benefit from our programs.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    As indicators we rely on the number of children served whether it be indirectly through teacher training or directly with our meals programs.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have thus far served 4000 children who are all part of our fourteen school network and one hundred and twenty teachers.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

FATEM operates in Mirebalais and immediate surroundings, in the Central Plateau of Haiti.

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Funding Needs

FATEM is seeking funding in the amount on $100,000 to help build two community schools in the the Mirebalais area in Haiti. Currently the students (287 of them!) are using the space inside a church, in one instance, and a tent with no walls, in the other, to receive their education. Please contact us for more details at (508) 857-0830 or e-mail us at info@fatem.org.

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FATEM INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Foundation for the Technological and Economic Advancement of Mirebalais dba FATEM

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Jacky Poteau

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Our homeland Haiti was severely hit by four hurricanes in 2009 and a 7.0 earthquake on January 12, 2010, killing over 250,000 people, and making over a million homeless. As children who care, from a foreign land, we are trying to transform its image and bring about changes into the lives of many people who have been affected by these natural disasters. Our country is in dire need of assistance - not handouts - but a lift for its citizens so they may pull themselves out of poverty. We urge you to help."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Pierre Andre Noel

No Affiliation

Term: Sept 2010 - Sept 2013

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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