Have you ever wondered how can a child learn in such a tough environment. This is the daily reality of many school age children in Haiti. They spend their day in a hot classroom, with no electricity, not even a running fan. The seating is often not comfortable. In some schools such as the public Lycees in particular, you find students standing up, seating in the windows, by the entrance door just to assist class. This is beside other problems you often find in the school system in Haiti such as teachers unqualified for the subjects they are teaching. These teachers are often called "Jack of all trades". Also, just like in the transportation or prison system in Haiti, most classrooms are overcrowded.
Here is the construction plan for Lycées Alexandre Pétion and Toussaint Louverture.
Two private schools, Alexandre Petion and Toussaint Louverture, have been rebuilt after their destruction from the 7.0 magnitude earthquake. The two projects have been funded by PetroCaribe Fund at $15 million USD.
IBT Group Haiti did the construction work under the management of the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation.
Both schools will feature temperature controlled classrooms, auditoriums, language, science, and computer labs, along with libraries and sports fields.
A Very proud and beautiful performance of 9 young students of Lycée Marie-Jeanne to win the Palm of the contest of text, songs and music.
"Angel's Voice", a group of 9 young students from the Lycée Marie-Jeanne School in Port-au-Prince has won the Palm award in the music contest under the mobilizing slogan "Kenbe Tèt ou", a contest of text, songs and music around, inspired by the song of BIC Group "Kenbe tèt ou, kwè nan tèt ou, kraze bèt ou". The nine young talents from the Lycée Marie-Jeanne were chosen as the winner among other hundred participant groups. The competition was started in March 2015 with an objective to develop talents in the young minds and instill the values of respect, communication, solidarity and sharing so that they can learn the joy of living together. The selection criteria for the ten jury artists (like BIC, Jean-Jean Roosevelt, Belo, Rénette Désir, and others), were based on the participants' regards to the theme, message content, aesthetics, melody, song interpretation.
A picture of the National School of Plaisance in Haiti during construction in 2015
The construction of National School of Plaisance is moving toward the final phase. This school in the Nord department is being constructed under funding of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Government of Haiti under a school support program for a reconstruction of the education sector (ARSE 19). The program in the tune of the government's operational Plan for Education (2011-2015) emphasizes on the fact that every child in the country should have access to education and it is necessary as well for the benefit of the country to develop a pool of skilled labor over in the next decade. This school is one of the 19 Projects ARSE (Support Program to the Restructuring of the Education Sector in Haiti), that had been stalled for over a year period due to non-compliance of structural works with the standard.