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Haiti - Education : Construction or rehabilitation of more than 80 schools
10/06/2011 14:05:44

Haiti - Education : Construction or rehabilitation of more than 80 schools
A program to restructure schools in Haiti was launched yesterday by the Fund of Economic and Social Assistance with the financial support of the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB).

Harry Adam, Director General of Fund of Economic and Social Assistance (FAES), indicated that this program, which lasts 2 years, concerns the construction or the rehabilitation of more than 80 schools whose nearly 25% are located in the departments most affected by the earthquake of 2010. The Director of FAES has indicated that the program of Support to the Restructuring of Education in Haiti, has 4 components : the reconstruction of school buildings destroyed, the distribution of school kits, the training of qualified human resources and the strengthening of the Haitian education system over the next 5 years. Approximately 200 million gourds (40 Gdes = ± 1 U.S. dollars) had been disbursed by the Government of Haiti to rebuild some damaged schools. He specified that these schools will respect the anti-seismic standards, and will be fully equipped, including: of libraries, computer rooms and sports field.

For her part, Sophie Mc Onel, Representative of the IDB indicated that her organization had already paid USD$50 million as part of the commitment to the program "of Support to the Reconstruction of the Education Sector in Haiti" which provides an assistance of 50 million annually for 10 years.

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