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
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
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?
Authors: Emma Nälsund-Hadley & Noam Angrist Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) school systems are enduring a challenge to learning and skill development without precedent. No other region in the world, has lost as many school days. Throughout the region, education experts agree on the importance of urgently tackling the COVID-19 learning slide, taking on the challenge … [Read more...] about Accelerate Learning for All – Education in Latin America and the Caribbean over the Next Several Years
We’re witnessing a new boom in the audiovisual industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. Financially speaking, it’s estimated that in 2019 alone, more than $5.7 billion US dollars were invested in audiovisual productions, which led to the creation of more than 1.6 million direct and indirect jobs in Latin America, according to a study from Olsberg SPI .And the … [Read more...] about The future of the entertainment industry depends on skills, developing creative talent, and diversity of voices in the region