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Access to education is out of reach for many Haitian children. There are not enough schools and spaces to for children to enroll in school and the economic pressures faced by the majority of Haitians make affording a basic education impossible for many. The enrollment rate for primary school in Haiti is 57% and fewer than 30% of the students reach 6th grade. Secondary schools have an enrollment of of only 20% of eligible age children. Haiti has a literacy rate of about 61% which is below the average literacy rate of 90% for Latin American and Caribbean countries. The Haitian constitution advocates for free public an universal education system for all primary care school age students in Haiti but the government does not have the funding to implement it.
How Are We Helping?
We have partnered with FEED and Ecole Communautaire de Mayaya to provide financial support to cover the cost of uniforms, school supplies, and nutrition for the students. We have also been able to assist with supporting teachers' salaries at various schools. Our FONDYLSAHH partners on the ground in Haiti also provide tuition assistance and support for young aspiring students in Port au Prince, Cap Haitien, Petit Goave, Leogane, and Anse a Pitre.
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