Project #20410

Textbooks for 851 primary school children in Haiti

by Vision For Haiti


In rural Haiti, where families earn approximately $2 per day, students have to buy their school textbooks that cost as much as a month's income. Vision for Haiti will provide text books for 851 students in grades 1 to 6 in the remote village of Meyer. By supplying the textbooks, children will have access to improved education and the possibility of improving their overall family situation as they learn. Every student will receive their texbooks
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In the village of Meyer, a rural community located 2 hours southeast of Port-au-Prince, most families are surviving on wages of approximately $2 per day. They cannot afford to send their children to school or to buy text books or school supplies .Eighty-five percent of students enrolled in the four primary schools in the village of Meyer are unable to afford their required text books. This dismal lack of educational of supplies causes instruction to be solely limited to oral tutorial without


Vision for Haiti book program will provide text books to every student who attends the four schools in the village of Meyer from the first grade to the sixth grade. Those students will receive all their textbooks at the beginning of the school year and will return the books at the end of the school year for another group of students. We expect the life expectancy of the books to be about 3-6 years.

Long-Term Impact

For the young Haitian students able to participate in an education, their experience can be enriched with textbooks that they can take home to continue their learning. Studies have shown that when primary school-level teachers assign homework, they see other benefits in addition to reinforcing the subject matters such as learning the importance of responsibility



Organization Information

Vision For Haiti

Location: Spring Valley, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Beatrice Marseille
Monsey, NY United States

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