75% of Haitian kids do not have School Books. Ayiti Now Corp assist orphans, restavek and kids under extreme poverty with School Books. We provide School Books for the primary and secondary education to orphanages and schools in rural areas. Each School Book serves new students year after year. (more…)
Bankrolled by a roster of Hollywood celebrities, the Academy of Peace and Justice is earthquake ravaged Haiti’s first free secondary school and draws hundreds of children from Port au Prince’s biggest slums. Despite billions of dollars pledged by donors to help Haiti rebuild, reconstruction efforts remain painstakingly slow. However, the Artists for Peace and Justice, a group of Hollywood stars including Clint Eastwood, Penelope Cruz, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman among others, partnered with a local Haitian foundation to help build the secondary school.
Hand in Hand for Haiti project reached its culmination: the opening of the Lycée Jean-Baptiste Point du Sable in Saint Marc.
The project to open the school has been the focus of 18 months of industry fund-raising. Some 153 pupils, aged between three and five, took their places on day one. They were greeted on arrival by School Director Pierre Marie Guinet, who escorted them to their classrooms along with the newly appointed teachers.
Former President Bill Clinton will be co-hosting a New York City gala to benefit The Stiller Foundation that’s building schools in Haiti. The foundation says he’ll host the Sept. 23 fundraiser with actor Ben Stiller and New York art dealer David Zwirner at the Skylight Soho.
The cause is dear to Clinton’s heart. He launched the Clinton Foundation Haiti Fund and created the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund with former President George W. Bush in 2010. Stiller created his foundation after the 2010 earthquake.
The gala will be held a day after “Artists for Haiti,” a benefit auction at Christie’s. The auction will feature works donated by artists including Jasper Johns and Jeff Koons. All proceeds will go to support nonprofit groups already working in Haiti.
PORT-AU-PRINCE: Former US president Bill Clinton said on Thursday that his foundation would provide more than $1 million to help thousands of Haitian students with their schooling.
“My foundation is going to make a grant of $1.25 million to the Haitian Ministry of Education to insure that 10,000 more children will be able to attend primary school, and get a big meal every day while they are there,” Clinton said at a ceremony in which he was decorated by Haitian President Michel Martelly.
January 12,2010, Tragedy struck Trinity school, a school in Jacmel.. leaving over 400 children dead..SIDR was there with volunteers from all over the world to assist with the reclamation and the clearing of this terrible site.. Wheelbarrow by wheelbarrow.. Constant reminders of what happened in each load.. SIDR and its volunteers are committed to healing this wound in the community of Jacmel by rebuilding a new earthquake and hurricane resistant school.. Three Monolithic domes linked to provide the children of this small city with a safe school.. We need your help… 25,000.00 dollars.. builds the school.. the teachers are ready.. the children lack a school.. Please assist us so we can assist the children of this community…Every penny goes to the build.. and we will provide photo journals and reports to all who donate.. Not one person takes a salary, and each pays their own way to volunteer..SIDR has so far trained 30 women in the skills of construction ..and now the art of masonry begins with this project .. teaching a sustainable and permanent way of building while creating hope in the community with our projects.. Please give generously.. The children of Jacmel need your help.. www.sheltersinternational.org (more…)
The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has welcomed the $360 million fund launched by Haiti’s new President to ensure the most disadvantaged children in the country can go to school.
The National Fund for Education (FNE), announced two weeks ago by President Michel Martelly is the biggest fund of its kind ever envisaged for out-of-school children in the impoverished Caribbean nation.
Haiti’s education system was devastated by the earthquake in January 2010, according to UNESCO, which adds that even before the disaster only one in five children had access to a public school. A large segment of the population was deprived of education because parents lacked the financial resources to pay the registration fee.
“Haiti needs sustainable investments in education to give Haitians the means to rebuild their country,” UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said, commending Mr. Martelly on his initiative.
The fund is a multi-sectoral consortium which groups the Haitian Government, the private sector, international financial institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). It is chiefly composed of a five-cent deduction on incoming international phone calls and $1.50 on international money transfers.
The resources identified so far should allow around 350,000 children to go to school in the first year, according to UNESCO, and a total of 1.9 million children are expected to benefit overall.
“This fund is a clear example of innovative financing to reach the Education for All goals, involving the State, private companies, NGOs and the international community,” said Ms. Bokova.
The Education for All goals were agreed to by more than 160 countries at the World Education Forum in 2000 in Dakar, Senegal, with the aim of achieving 100 per cent child enrolment in primary schools by 2015.
PORT-AU-PRINCE — Colombian pop star Shakira has donated $400,000 to rebuild a school that was severely damaged in the January 2010 quake that leveled much of the Haitian capital.
The singer signed an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank, which will match her contribution to rebuild the Elie Dubois school, one of the island’s oldest, built in the early 20th century.