Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Education in Haiti: The Way Forward

Report from the Partnership for Educational Revitalization in the Americas (PREAL) Education-in-Haiti-The-Way-Forward

New Reality in Haiti: Re-ascendance of the Wealthy Elite Protected by US/UN Occupation

by Leslie Mullin It was 9:30 on a mid-July morning in Haiti�s capital, Port-au-Prince. Classes were well underway at this school for poor children located in the wealthy Delmas neighborhood on Rue Freres Jacques. The two-story cinderblock building holds 700 students and 40 teachers. The children had been at their studies since 7AM. Without warning, a local Mayor named Wilson Jeudi, pistol in hand, raided the building with eight armed thugs. The group began to wreck the school, destroying the modest furniture and equipment carefully accumulated over years. They roamed through the building, breaking every single blackboard. The broken blackboards still show algebra problems, French vocabulary lessons, and alphabets. They smashed the wooden benches and desks where the children sit for their lessons, and shattered the precious water fountain. Confronted by the attackers, the Head Teacher refused to leave. In […]

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