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A new government program aims to provide a free education for all Haiti
A new government program aims to provide a free education for all Haiti's children
Lucien, 11, is the only child in his class not wearing a uniform. Sporting a t-shirt and jeans, he looks out of place amid throngs of children wearing neatly ironed, identical blue and white uniforms.

 

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Christine
Christine's story: A 14-year-old Haitian student braves the aftermath of the earthquake
Last month a UNICEF communications team met up with Christine, 14, outside her familyís tent in a displacement camp near the Port-au-Prince airport. Five months earlier, the team had followed the young earthquake survivor for several days to see how she managed to achieve top marks in school while living in a cramped shelter with her mother, brother and sister. Read More >
Food Makes Learning Possible For Ambitious Haitian Girl
Food Makes Learning Possible For Ambitious Haitian Girl
Marie Anika, 8, wants to work in a bank when she grows up. At the moment, however, she lives in a tent where her house used to be before the earthquake. But that hasnít stopped her from going to school or dreaming about the future thanks to the hearty meals she eats everyday in class. Read More >
Escaping poverty through education
Escaping poverty through education
Christine, 14, lives in a camp for displaced people near the international airport here in the Haitian capital. Read More >
Educating Haitiís children, six months on
Educating Haitiís children, six months on
Today marks the six-month anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, killing more than 220,000, displacing many more and severely affecting the education system. Read More >
UNESCO connects Haitian and French children through books
UNESCO connects Haitian and French children through books
On January 12, 2010, the earthquake that struck Haiti took the lives of 300, 000 people and destroyed most of the administrative and educational infrastructure of the country. Read More >
Hope for Haitiís restavecs: South-South cooperation against child labour
Hope for Haitiís restavecs: South-South cooperation against child labour
About 600 miles off coast Florida and only a two hour plane ride from Miami, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere where an estimated 300,000 children work as child labourers. Last month, the Brazilian government announced a programme to fight child labour in Haiti to be coordinated by the ILOís International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (ILO-IPEC). The programme is part of a major new initiative to promote South-South cooperation in the fight against child labour worldwide. Read More >
Dropping guns for books in Haiti
Dropping guns for books in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 21 September 2006 Ė A back-to-school campaign has brought new hope to the children of Cité Soleil, the seaside slum in the Haitian capital that has long been regarded as one of most violent neighbourhoods in the whole Western Hemisphere. Read More >
Football helps Ivna Chérie, 11, forget violence in Haiti
Football helps Ivna Chérie, 11, forget violence in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Ė On a sweltering Saturday morning when many Haitians are staying out of the sun, Ivna Chérie is playing football with her schoolmates on the marram pitch of a dilapidated stadium outside the capital, Port-Au-Prince. Read More >

 

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