The Education sector in Haiti represents a major development opportunity as much as a real challenge.The lack of regulations and quality teaching lead to a high percentage of students dropping out or having to repeat a year.
This alarming situation is due largely to the lack of qualified teachers (two third of them did not received proper teaching training), to antiquated learning methods (overcrowded classes, expensive school supplies), and to not applying quality education’s norms and standards.
Rural areas are more affected by the lack of quality teaching: 91% of the schools do not have electricity, 65% of them have no running water.
Haiti Futur intervenes in different capacities in the schools that it has identified and for which it established their sustainability, the quality of their teachers, and the quality of their educational projects.
Rehabilitation after Hurricane Matthew
Following the devastation caused by hurricane Matthew, Haiti Futur has committed to undertake and manage the repairs of 40 schools in order to allow children to rapidly return to school.
Haiti Futur and its partners make every effort to reform Education in Haiti by building on new pedagogic technologies for quality education.
Adopt a school to modernize it
The “Adopt a School to Modernize it” program aims at allowing groups of people to actively participate in the “Education revolution” by collectively sponsoring a school in Haiti.
Libraries and Cultural Centers
Haiti Futur seeks to facilitate access to Culture in Haiti by encouraging the construction
of Cultural Centers and Libraries throughout the country.
In addition to those programs, Haiti Futur has, since its creation, supported education in different ways and at different school levels:
Example of these projects:
- School supplies (books and pedagogic materials have been bought)
- Teachers’ salaries are financed and scholarships granted for students at the Youpi Youpi primary and secondary school in Petion Ville, and at the Ecole Nouvelle Génération in Camp Perrin
- Operating cost and digital equipments are provided for the “Centre d’Education Fondamentale de Fond Jean Noel” to include the cost incurred for refugee students who came to this school from Port-au- Prince after the earthquake.
Other one-time contributions:
- Provided grants for financing the studies of a Medical student from the orphanage of Ile-à-Vache at a Medical School in the Dominican Republic.
- Organized a Fundraising among former students of the Mazenod Institution (most of them living overseas) in order to finance several renovation projects of that school.
- Created an internship program for one of Haiti Futur’s member, Valérie Féquière, in the P’Tits Trésor kindergarten in Port-au- Prince.
- Created a workshop called “Timoun Rézistans” at the Foundation for Cultural Creation in the framework of the “Education through Art”.