OPPORTUNITY 3: EDUCATION
Addressing the Education Needs of Haiti's Children
Opportunity for Philanthropists
There can be no lasting improvements in Haiti without educating Haiti’s children. This section describes two models you can fund to bring education to more than one million Haitian children who currently have no access to schools. The first model is community schools, a proven strategy for increasing educational access to poor, rural children. We provide details of how one nonprofit has successfully implemented this model in Haiti and elsewhere. The second model is healing classrooms. Developed over 27 years in conflict-affected countries, healing classrooms is a tested approach to providing immediate access to education for children traumatized by war or disasters. We describe how this model has achieved results elsewhere and is currently being implemented in Haiti. Both models represent necessary and effective investments in Haiti’s long-term prospects.