Parish of St. Ann is requesting $25 USD to help with supplies and raise teacher’s salary for children in rural areas. The goal is to increase attendance to 400 students by the end of the 2010-2011 school year. <br />Haiti and Education<br />
With $25, YOU can contribute to:<br />the expansion of the classroom size and more students can be accommodated for=refuge from everyday struggles<br />Training teachers=quality education<br />Increase salary=Motivation<br />Financial plan<br />25 US Dollar(s) = 1008.05 Haitian Gourde<br />
Haiti<br />.<br />Haiti is located in the Caribbean Sea on the border of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a collection of four islands: most of the land is mountainous. The current president is René Préval and prime minister is Alexis. <br />
population<br />75% of the population<br /> lives in rural areas.<br />2008 there is looting/ riots regarding the food shortage<br />Population continues to grow despite earthquake. From 9.6 million to 13.4 million by 2050<br />
Social structure<br />There are 4 classes: upper, middle, peasants,<br />and urban lower class. <br />Upper class=lightskinned, French customs<br />Middle class=haveto know French and<br />Literate<br />Peasants=75% of the population<br />Urban Lower=live by the coast and face the worst health & sanitation<br />
Childhood in Haiti<br />12% of children die before their first birthday<br />1/3 of children never see their fifth birthday <br />
Education<br />In 2000, only 40% can read and less than 20% finish primary school<br />
Impact of education<br />"Toxic Stress" -post earthquake; children separated from family-exposed to horrendous, terrifying images-psychological problems; fear of collapse of certain types of buildings (ex. brick and mortar) [according to UNICEF Communications Specialist, Tania McBride]<br />school provides: securitya sense of normalcysafe spaceinteraction with caregivers<br />
Clean slate<br />prior to 2010 earthquake, quality of schools were very poor"...unfit to contribute to socio-economic development" <br />ex. New Orleans-Hurricane Katrina -one of the worst urban public schools in the country; 60% of schools academically unacceptable <br /> -Post Hurricane Katrina, Legislation passes law allowing State of Louisiana to take control of under-achieving schools.<br /> -Now, 61% of New Orleans is Charter Schools (privately run public schools)<br /> -High increase in student achievement <br /> -Chance to, not only increase quantity of schools but the quality of them also.<br />
Science</li></li></ul><li>Architecture & planning<br />The Remote School System Pilot: <br /> -- Technology Benefits --<br />
fund<br />Donate today!<br /> For every $1.00 you contribute to selected projects, The Vincentian Family will contribute $1.00! Remember, your $25 can put food on the table and help create a future for many: perhaps the next doctor or even teacher. <br />
“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.”<br />Aristotle<br />
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