Dignite is the name of a Haitian school bus company established in 1985. During the last academic year, the company has carried nearly 150,000 students every day in 86 provincial cities and 19 points in Port-au-Prince. Recently, on Tuesday 26th August, 2014, Castro Arboite, the Director of "Dignite" has announced the addition of 50 new buses over its present fleet of 257 buses spread across the ten departments providing free transportation to the school children. This addition of the fleet came as a result of the U.S$ 2 million donation assistance extended by the Government of South Korea on 3rd May 2013, to the Haitian government for purchase of 50 school buses over a period of two years. 'Dignite' has always been consistent to fulfill its mission of bringing students to their teaching places and return homes. Earlier, "Dignite" used to charge monthly fees for carrying students. In 2011, President Martelly decided to make this service free and sanctioned a yearly subsidy of 292 million gourdes to the company for maintaining its fleet for the operation
Here is a picture of Haiti School Bus DIGNITE
On 27th January, 2015, the Haitian President Michel Martelly symbolically proceeded for the official presentation of 50 new school buses to the authorities of the ten departments of the country. This noble effort by the Martelly Government will provide free transport facilities to over 100,000 school children throughout the country. President Martelly welcomed Mr. George Mangonès, the Honorary Consul of South Korea, and requested to convey his thanks on behalf of his country to the South Korean people and its authority as their friendly gesture with a financial assistance of $5 million, has greatly supported this initiative. We may remember that even in 2013, 'Diginite' also added 50 new buses to its fleet through a donation of South Korea.
During the occasion, the Haitian President was accompanied by the Prime Minister, Mr. Evans Paul, the Ministers of Economy and Finance, Mr. Wilson Laleau, of National Education and Vocational Training, Mr. Nesmy Manigat, Communication, Mr. Rothchild François Junior and the Executive Director of the Company Dignité, Mr. Castro Arboîte. The Haitian President has expressed his vision to make Haiti a welfare state with sustainable development and he strongly believes that education is the surest path that can lead the country to such mission.
'Dignity', the Haitian school bus company was established in 1995; currently the company has a fleet over 300 school buses in 86 cities and provinces across Haiti. In the beginning, it used to carry students for a monthly fee; in 2011, President abolished the fee and made it free. In the fiscal years 2013-2014 and 2014-15, Dignité has received government subsidies of 292 million gourdes, per year, for meeting operation and staff expenses.