Education is a basic necessity of human life. When we think of human needs, we often think of food, clean water, and a safe place to sleep, but education is often forgotten as a genuine human need. Access to quality education directly correlates to improved health outcomes, increased job opportunities, and many other factors that drastically impact one’s life.
According to The World Bank, the education system in Haiti has historically struggled due to a lack of
Then, the 2010 earthquake only made matters worse for the school system. Approximately 85% of schools in affected areas were lost due to the earthquake (World Bank, 2019). UNICEF highlights similar outcomes after the August 2021 earthquake. Approximately 738 schools were damaged or destroyed in the affected region of the country (UNICEF, 2021).
As education is such a crucial component of growth and development, teaching and learning has been a key component of LiveBeyond’s efforts in Haiti since the beginning. We are so thankful and grateful for the growth and expansion of our school over the past 3 years. It is an honor to aid in improving the devastating statistics so frequently seen in Haiti’s education system.
The LiveBeyond students are excelling in their national exams, and our teachers have stable jobs. These efforts are transforming and shaping the future for so many families in Thomazeau, Haiti. Knowing that their children are receiving high-quality, Christ-centered education brings great hope to the future of these students and the jobs they will be equipped to attain.
This truly is life-changing, as many children in Haiti never have the opportunity to attend school, much less receive a quality education from kindergarten through 10th grade at no cost to the student or their family. As highlighted by USAID, we must continue to provide equitable access to quality education for the betterment of Haiti’s social and economic development. Without these efforts, Haiti will continue to struggle for generations to come.
It brings us great joy to participate in advancing the school system in our region of Thomazeau, Haiti. We are overwhelmingly thankful for all our partners and supporters who make this possible. Without your support, these efforts would not be nearly as successful or impactful for the future generations of Haiti.
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