We are CTEE. It’s a short name for this mouth full: Cultural Technological Environmental Exchange. We are a non-profit organization based at West Ottawa High School in Holland, Michigan under the direction of educator Mr. Mike Jaeger.
Founded in 1996, the organization offers high school students opportunities to get involved in their local and global community through a variety of projects and activities. Just a few of our annual events include:
- Cans-Can Food Drive
- Stuff-The-Bus Food Drive
- Snowball (Winter Formal)
- Trip To Cameroon
All of the events we host raise funds for our 17 day work/study program that CTEE annually participates in in the Republic of Cameroon.
During our time abroad, we have the ability to experience West African culture through direct immersion. We participate in Peace Corps Agroforestry projects, provide health care
equipment and supplies, and support of various environmental organizations.
However, our main purpose for travel is to install educational technology in Cameroonian schools. Throughout the year, CTEE receives donated computers from the surrounding area. We clean, wipe, and update these computers and ship them abroad to be installed later upon our arrival.
The shipments and travel all requires an extensive amount of money. So CTEE holds many fundraisers. Among our most popular fundraisers is the WOStock Music Festival.
This year’s festival is being held in March on the 24th and 25th of 2017.
All proceeds will go toward our Cameroon trip in Summer of 2017.