Over the last several years, Haiti has been rife with ongoing political and social unrest (including a national lockdown period called Peyi-Lok), skyrocketing levels of unemployment, natural disasters including devastating hurricanes and earthquakes, the COVID-19 health crisis, and a tragic presidential assassination. In the midst of these challenges, the schooling of children … [Read more...] about Simple is innovative: Simple, flexible planning in Haiti to promote effective responses
In a join investment with the World Bank, the IDB successfully financed the first year of full implementation of the Education Management and Information System (EMIS), setting up the first pieces of a robust foundation for the collection and management education sector data in Haiti. Establishing a formal education management information system for a country is hard. Doing … [Read more...] about EMIS: The Key Component to a Brighter Future of Education in Haiti
A little over 30 years ago, when Amilcar Amaya was 13, he migrated with his family from El Salvador, leaving behind his native country amid a civil war in which 75,000 lives were lost and a fifth of the population was displaced. In 1982, they settled in Valle de Paz, Belize, a community created to provide refuge for those who fled the Salvadoran civil war, as well as … [Read more...] about Education without borders? The hope of migrant students
A digital citizen is a person who uses information technology (IT) to participate in society, politics, and government. Karen Mossberger defines it as " those who use the Internet regularly and effectively" in her book Digital Citizenship: The Internet, Society, and Participation. They have a comprehensive understanding of digital citizenship, which is responsible and … [Read more...] about Digital citizenship: do we have both rights and duties in the online space?
In the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti’s earthquake, the Government of Haiti faced massive reconstruction needs in all sectors. In the education sector alone, the Ministry of Education (MENFP) stated that 82% of the schools (public and private), located in the affected regions, were damaged or destroyed (i.e., 4,000 schools damaged and 2,000 destroyed out of 7,300 schools … [Read more...] about 10 years of school reconstruction in Haiti: what did we achieve?