PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Red Cross today announced it was spending $2.7 million to provide financial support for Haitian families affected by the January 2010 earthquake so their children can attend school.
An estimated 3,000 children in the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Croix Deprez, a hilly area where many homes collapsed in the earthquake, are benefiting. The program, which targets children and youth ages five through 19, provides vouchers to cover the cost of school fees. In addition, participating families will receive a cash grant of $100 per child to cover the cost of school-related expenses, including transportation, uniforms and lunch. (more…)
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The University of Caraibe (French: Université Caraïbe) is a university located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It was founded in 1988 and is organized in 6 Faculties. These are the 6 faculties in which the university is divided into: Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture. Faculty of Management, Faculty of Information science and Faculty of Letters and Humanities.
University of Caraibe is a research and higher education led by a group of university career surrounded by many other specialists. The University proposes to offer a quality education based on research and knowledge of community needs while ensuring the full development of students as individuals and as members of Haitian society. In this line, the University sets the following targets:
1. Contribute to social, scientific, cultural, intellectual and economic needs in the country by providing educational programs adapted to immediate needs and requirements of the nation.
2. Promote cross-border, relations with the sister communities of the Caribbean and other regions. To this end, the University of the Caribbean:
3. Providing training programs aimed at comprehensive development of the personality of the student including his intellectual, moral and physical.
4. Prepare qualified cadres capable of putting their skills to industry, agriculture, utilities and non-privileged sectors of the country.
Caribbean University has close relations with various universities and other academic and technical organizations.
The university is currently a member of the following organizations:
AUF: Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie
YES: Interamerican University Organization
UNICA: Union of Universities and research centers in the Caribbean
CACHE: Association of Faculties of Agriculture in the Caribbean
St. Rose of Lima, private school, congregation, is a work of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Grandes Antilles). The school consists of two parts: a primary (1st to 6th grade) led by Sister of the Presentation Pascal and a secondary (Year 7 to philosophy), by Sister Anne Marie.
The elementary building has 12 classrooms with an average capacity of 40 students. The playground-large-box as a small bar. The school building has 14 classrooms including 2 in the “new” building (completed in 1994). “Former local” box at the top floor, computers, language laboratory, and the room of the Marian Youth (former dormitory residents). (more…)
The school, founded in 1919, is a private, coeducational day school offering an American style college preparatory education, to students of all nationalities in grade PK through grade 12. The School comprises 2 semesters extending from late August to mid-January and from mid-January to mid-June.
Organization: The School is governed by a 7-member Board of Trustees. Elected members serve a 3-year term. Terms are staggered so that 2 members are elected each year. One member is appointed by the U.S. Embassy. The Board is elected by the Union School General Assembly, the sponsors of the School. Membership in the Assembly is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the School. The School is incorporated and tax-exempt in the United States, and it is legally constituted as a “Public Utility” under Haitian law. (more…)