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A project from PEN PAPER PEACE e.V.
in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

SCHOOLS FOR HAITI supports two schools for app. 600 children in the most impoverished region of Port-au-Prince, and provides them with free access to education. Additionally, it motivates German youth to help improve global access to education.

J. Gottschalk
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About this project

SCHOOLS FOR HAITI - Creating peace through education  

Since 2008 our project SCHOOLS FOR HAITI supports the two primary schools ST. EMMA and ST. NICOLAS in Cité Soleil. The district in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, is one of the poorest regions in the world, and more than three-quarters of its residents live on less than $ 2 per day.

Since school attendance costs money in public schools in Haiti, today 25% of all children in Haiti have no access to education. Each year, more than 600 schoolchildren learn to read, write, and calculate at our two schools without paying any school fees. In addition to access to education, the children also get a day structure and a safe learning environment. Because they speak only Kreyòl in their everyday life, it is of particular importance for their future that they also learn French at school, the other official language of the country. So they have later greater opportunities to find a job.
With nph Kinderhilfe Lateinamerika e.V. we have a reliable partner by our side. The organization has been active on site for more than 25 years and supports school operations in cooperation with the local population. Both schools are run exclusively by Haitian staff, meaning that the project creates jobs and supports the regional economy.

SCHOOLS FOR HAITI is also aimed at German and Italian children and adolescents and invites them to study the life and situation of their peers in Haiti. Through dialogue at eye level, European and Haitian youth get in touch with each other and get to know each other's everyday life.


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