Struggling Schools: Finding Solutions

Hait Partners is working towards finding solutions to the educational system.

Haiti’s education system faces grave financial challenges. Minimal government support means that 90% of schools must rely on enrollment fees or donations to support their work. With widespread poverty, most families can’t afford to pay and schools either end up scraping by to survive, or get trapped in unhealthy dependency on outside support.

To truly “help Haitians change Haiti”, these challenges must be addressed in a way that builds real financial independence. We’re working with our partner schools and the Children’s Academy to start innovative social businesses – for-profit cooperatives that are designed to create jobs, address economic needs in the community, and in time, generate profits that will help cover the schools’ operating costs.

Read here about the social businesses that are being encouraged in several geographic areas: poultry farming, bakeries, and a construction firm: http://haitipartners.org/what-we-do/schools/social-business/

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