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August 21, 2011

From this autumn, collecting new school supplies "notebook, a pencil" is launched for the benefit of school children in Haiti  See more

BENEFITING: The Institute for Sustainable Peace

EVENT DATE: Aug 21, 2011

HOURS PLEDGED: 1

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THE STORY:

Haiti: Back solidarity


From this autumn, collecting new school supplies "notebook, a pencil" is launched for the benefit of school children in Haiti. The opportunity to return to the situation of education in this country and to better understand the beneficiary schools.
After the earthquake of January 2010, 1.5 million people were displaced, hundreds of schools damaged ... and thousands of students and teachers died in the disaster. Today, the public education system is damaged: the enrollment rate is the lowest in the Caribbean (65%), 57% of the population is illiterate, 33% of teachers are untrained and work in deplorable conditions ... Some are required to have a second job to make "correct" their lives.
85% of private institutions Although the number of children increased between 1990 and 2000, 91% were accommodated in the private sector ... The new Haitian president promised free education but according to teachers' unions, the project must also be accompanied by:
School upgraded to a park,
of taking into account the phenomenon of attrition that affects 67% of children of school age
a (better) teacher training and increasing their pay ...
Haitians wait for their children's school is a real place for the transmission of knowledge that will enable the development and revitalization of the country.
Operation "A notebook, a pencil" is to go with its program of educational development that Lay Solidarity with the work of Haitian students living outside the community and youth launched on 5 September 1 collecting new school supplies here in the world. In addition to the collection, the goal is to educate students in the state of education there. This year, a documentary film, educational poster, a competition ... in addition to the usual educational kit will allow teachers to work with students on the topic. All information is available HERE.


The supplies collected in 2011 will be mainly distributed in the schools of Port-au-Prince to Les Cayes to Jeremie, Port de Paix, and Cap-Haitien since the 2012 school year.

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