Education levels in Haiti are low. Haiti’s literacy rate of about 53 percent (55 percent for males and 51 percent for females) falls well below the 90 percent average literacy rate for Latin American and Caribbean countries. The country faces shortages in educational supplies and qualified teachers, and the rural population remains underrepresented in the country’s classroom. Currently, most Haitian schools are private rather than state-funded. International private schools (run by Canada, France, or the United States) and church-run schools educate 90 percent of students.
Haiti counts 15,200 primary schools, of which 90% are non-public and managed by the communities, religious organizations or NGOs. The enrollment rate for primary school is 67%, of which less than 30% reach 6th grade. Secondary schools enroll 20% of eligible-age children.
Our Mission: Raise the literacy rate of Haiti to over 90% by the year 2030.
How We Work
We focus on children, the equivalent of grades K through 12, the target group with the potential for high-impact, sustainable solutions that can benefit millions of people in the future. We work closely with our partners to support innovative approaches and expand existing ones so they reach the people who need them most. We also support policy and advocacy efforts to accelerate the evolution of education in Haiti.
What We Do
With global support through our Adopt a School campaign, we:
- Adopt schools in Haiti.
- Fund programs to raise the enrollment rate in both primary and secondary schools.
- Fund programs to increase the graduation rate from both primary and secondary schools.
Currently, our members serve a population of 600 students, teachers and administrators, in two adopted schools in Fontamara, Haiti. Visit the Meet our Students page to make a personal connection with our students, and see the difference your generosity makes.
How You Make a Difference
Click on the “Click to Adopt” button on the left to start the process. You have the ability to set the number of adoptions you wish to make, 1, 10, or 100. You may also visit our Adopt a School Page for details on the use of funds, and different giving options. We honor your commitment to making Haiti Green & Literate by 2030, and we thank you for your support.
Your expertise in education, and the gift of your time to help design and implement our programs in Haiti are invaluable.
Contact us directly to get involved.