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Haiti - Education : Only 50% of children attend school
"About 80% of the Haitian population is illiterate, and only 50% of children of school age go to school," declared Ms. Mathurin "We must continue to invest heavily in the construction of schools, so that at least, these 50% can continue to go to school and obtain the education that Haiti will need to build a better future."
Sr. Norelus, Director of one of the educational centers built by UNICEF says "We want that our children to learn here, and give them the attention that they often lack at home [...] One of the difficulty is that most schools are private and they receive only few or no public funding. Schools should be free and there should be one in each neighborhood" she said.
In cooperation with the Ministry of Education of Haiti, UNICEF is exploring strategies to implement a free education system for children in Haiti. The right to education is vital for all children. Not only the school allows children to escape the often harsh living conditions, but also contributes to achieving stability in the lives of children, to enhance self-esteem and their ability to guide their own future.
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