$70 MILLION FOR THE PROJECT OF EDUCATION FOR ALL
(Haiti Libre) -
The World Bank Board of Directors endorsed, this December 1st, a new 12-month strategy for Haiti. For the second phase of the "Education for All Project" initiated by the President Martelly, the World Bank will allocate in 2012, $70 million, which will benefit a total of 175,000 Haitian children and and will allow the formation of 8,000 teachers.
"The second phase of the 'Education for All Project' will support Haiti's strategy for rebuilding the education system by increasing access to primary education for poor children aged 6-12 and improving equity and quality of the education sector. The project will benefit a total of 175,000 Haitian children.
In peri-urban areas, the project will allow about 100,000 students per year in approximately 1,200 schools to attend school free of charge, while 75,000 children will receive hot meals in school every day.
In addition, 8,280 student-teachers will benefit from accelerated teacher training, resulting in thousands of additional qualified primary teachers.
For those children living in rural areas without access to primary education services, the project's community-based approach will reach 6,250 students in 200 communities, and generate an estimated 36,000 spaces for students in the coming years."