Helping Haitians Help Themselves

Two different events coming are supporting the Cabois community school in rural Haiti. This is a school that emphasizes teachers’ ability to listen to their students, students’ ability to learn through active participation. It helps student gain confidence that they can both help their community and make a better life for themselves. Attached is a picture of the school’s teachers. We need your help to make sure these teachers get paid for their awesome work. And you can support this just by coming out to a bowling night or a...

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Learning Through Participation, Cabois

I’d like to share a few impressions of the school known as Ecole Communautaire Jean-Jacques Dessalines de Cabois, or ECJJDC. The cost of teacher salaries in order to run this school is about $500 US per month. This school, in a poor area of rural Haiti, helps create peace and stability in the area by teaching students to participate in their education and in the life of their community, and to learn the skills required to create joyful, vibrant communities – even in a country with little economic means and an unsteady...

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Are Haitians Generous?

Wanted to write very briefly to share what I have learned about the way that elementary schools are typically funded in rural Haiti (from what I saw). I visited a number of elementary schools in rural Haiti. One was in Sitwonye, one in JanJan, one in Fayet, and one in Kabwa (Cabois). One of the things I was interested in was the way that the schools are able to function currently. The rural students’ families have difficulty paying for a minimal number of school books and writing instruments, and are able to contribute almost nothing...

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