NPH Impacts on the Education Landscape in Haiti
NPH strives to build brighter futures for Haiti
November 11, 2019 – Haiti
As the poorest country in the Western hemisphere and one of the poorest in the world, Haiti faces significant challenges. Since the earthquake of 2010, some 200,000 people have been debris and repairing infrastructure. 80% of Haiti's primary and secondary schools were destroyed in the earthquake.
With a population of nearly 11 million, about 60% live on less than $ 2 per day. Access to education is vital to ensure that at-risk Haitian children can improve their lives and enter the labor force. The education system in Haiti continues to be important in the field of education and training (19659005). We have daily basis, parents struggle to put food on the table, let alone pay for school tuition for their children. On top of that, political instability is often followed by leading extended school closures.
For NPH Haiti, known in French as NPH, we strive to serve children from the poorest areas who have no access to education.
Complex Education System
The Haitian education system is complex. The education itself focuses on theory rather than practical study, which is largely due to the lack of resources and materials within the school. Therefore, teaching chemistry, geography, and physical science is blackboard-based, rather than conducting experiments with a hands-on approach.
According to the Haitian Constitution Right to Education Act of 1987, primary education is compulsory and free by law. All Haitian children have the right to attend nine years of primary education.
The Haiti Education System is structured as follows:
Pre-primary Education: (below age six) Not compulsory.
Primary Education ( Basic Education ): (from age six) Basic Education Basic Education ), of the first two cycles, both of which are free and compulsory by law. The first cycle lasts four years and the second cycle for two years.
The third cycle lasts three years. More than 80% of primary schools are non-public and managed by communities, religious organizations, or nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); these schools charge fees and have barriers to enrollment. In secondary education, the primary school system is not 100% accessible for all children.
Secondary Education ( Secondary Education ): (from age 15) Duration three to four years , consisting of General Education ( General Education ), Vocational Training ( Technological and Vocational Education ) and Teacher Training College ( Teaching Teaching )
Higher Education ( Higher Education ): (from age 19) Bachelor's Degree ( Bachelor's Degree in Higher Studies ).
At NPH, we built schools in response to the need for children living at home, but also in the communities. Prior to having an onsite school, we would have a considerable distance down to a steep hill. For the 2018-2019 academic year, St. Helene School had 880 students enrolled in its programs.
Our school attendance, St. Helene, in Kenscoff, has 22 equipped classrooms for grades 1-9 serving children ages 5-17. Just over two years ago, we started offering secondary education classes with grade 10, which mostly consisted of children from the community. For children living in the NPH home, however, beyond grade 9 they expect a school outside the St. Helene campus in order to gain real-life experience as part of our Don Bosco program.
EMAL (Mixed Angels School of Light) originally started in response to the 2010 earthquake. We opened schools wide communities of displaced people, where classes took place in a large tent. After several severe wind and rainstorms, holding classes became more and more difficult.
In 2012 we opened a primary school behind Father Wasson's Angels of Light (FWAL). For the 2018-2019 academic year, EMAL had 768 students enrolled.
Don Bosco is our higher education program in Tabarre, which is for students who graduated from 9th grade at St. Helene. We have a number of students who used to live at Villa Don Bosco, which is now shutdown, and we are continuing to provide services. . We enrolled 443 students in several schools this year.
Although we have no official workshop program, we have a strong relationship with St. Luke's vocational school, and other vocational schools in Port-au-Prince, which Don Bosco students. Faculty of Applied Science, Faculty of Applied Science, Faculty of Applied Science, Faculty of Physics, Physiotherapy, Physiotherapists, etc.
The University Program March 2013, although NPH had been supporting the university. One of the drivers to develop a program for the prevention of HIV / AIDS in the United States of America. About 100 students attend university thanks to NPH.
In Haiti most children with disabilities are societal stigma and the scarcity of services available to families with special needs. As a result, NPH Haiti opened Kay Germaine in 2008, a therapy center and school for special needs that currently has 91 students.
NPH Haiti. Those without money have few opportunities in life to succeed economically and professionally. By providing an education, we enable our children to have a better future for themselves and their families.
Interested in learning more about programs at NPH Haiti? Visit nph.org