Education in Haiti

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Amassé
50%
Objectif

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Context

  • The illiteracy rate in Haiti is around 50%.
  • Only 10% of the schools are state schools. The great majority of education is in private institutions.
  • Widespread poverty in Haiti is a major obstacle to schooling. In 83% of cases, cost is the main reason given for not educating children. Moreover, those children who do have the opportunity to go to school often do so under difficult conditions: the absence of meals, a long walk to school, a lack of school materials, long hours of homework with only the light of a kerosene lamp, to mention but a few.
  • Girls in particular also have to face additional difficulties relating to household duties, such as fetching water.
  • The school drop-out rate is also high (12%) during the first six years of primary education, reaching a peak of 26% in sixth year [UNICEF, 2018]. This rate is higher among girls than boys.

Objectives 

Contribute to changing this situation by providing the means and support for around a hundred schoolchildren in the West Haiti region.

Activities

  • Payment of schooling for 120 pupils
  • Distribution of exercise books, pens, pencils, books, solar lamps and school uniform
  • Tutoring for those children who need it
  • Provision of a hot meal each day for the children to ensure their full attention during lessons
  • Implementation of activities that promote good health among the children: hand washing, body hygiene, menstrual hygiene, getting rid of parasites, physical and mental well-being

Performance indicators

  • Lower school drop-out rates among the beneficiaries
  • Higher success rates among the beneficiaries
  • Number and percentage of pupils who consistently put into practice the tips they receive for good health

“Remodel”

KBF CANADA is working with REMODEL to implement this project.

How you can support this project

By credit card: On the top right-hand side of this page, indicate the amount you would like to give and make the donation online by credit card. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes by e-mail just a few minutes after making the donation. Quick and easy!

For donations by cheque: Please make out the cheque to the KBF CANADA Foundation, mentioning ‘Project C401: Education in Haitiin the section ‘For’ and send it to: the KBF CANADA Foundation, 1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 1670, MONTREAL, QC, H3B 2B6 – CANADA.

For direct deposits: Please send an e-mail to the KBF CANADA Foundation at [email protected] or phone +1 514.481.2000.

All donations qualify for a receipt for tax purposes in Canada.

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