We believe that education is the backbone of social and economic development.
Today, the majority of Haitian children lack access to quality education. Schools in Haiti face challenges in funding, teacher training, and student achievement. These challenges make it exponentially more difficult for generations of Haitian children to break out of the cycle of poverty and achieve economic and social progress.
To address these challenges, Hope for Haiti works in collaboration with 24 partner communities to support education and help alleviate poverty through the following activities:
- Teacher Salary Subsidies: Hope for Haiti provides teacher salary subsidies to 424 school directors and teachers in 24 partner communities.
- Teacher Training: Hope for Haiti provides continuous professional development and training for school directors and teachers that addresses school governance, pedagogical practices, and subject area skills.
- Back to School Supplies: Hope for Haiti provides direct support to 24 partner communities to purchase school supplies, teaching materials, repair school structures and build benches for their classrooms before the start of each school year.
- Public Health Education for Students: Hope for Haiti’s public health team administers health lessons for over 7,000 students to help control and prevent communicable and non-communicable diseases.
- School Gardens and Nutrition: Hope for Haiti supports interactive school gardens to teach students about improved agricultural techniques, reforestation, and nutrition. Fruit and vegetables grown at each garden goes to support school lunch programs.
- JoAnne and Carl Kuehner Scholarship Fund: Each year, Hope for Haiti provides ten, $1,000 scholarships to help high school graduates attend college.