Marie-Louise Primary School
Through generous donations, the Marie-Louise School was constructed and opened in October 2011. It is a concrete structure with a very solid foundation. This primary school is located in Juampas, Haiti behind the Mount Carroll Medical Clinic. The 170 students are in grades one to six.
At this time only 40 children in the school have sponsors. It is our goal to provide a sponsor for every child so they may continue their education. It costs a mere $150 annually to provide education and medical needs for one child. Also, we need help to pay teacher’s salaries. It costs $1,400 to sponsor a teacher for a year. Imagine how many opportunities that only $1,400 can offer to the children: a quality education, a brighter future and greater economic development for their community.
Give to our School Sponsorship Program: Donate to sponsor a child or a teacher now! Their very livelihood is depending on it. No amount is too small or too great. Help us to educate all and leave no child without. Sponsor Now.
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Haitian Education Statistics
- 50% of primary school age children are not enrolled in school.
- One-third of girls over six never go to school.
- More than 50% of children attending school are overage.
- Approximately 30% of children attending primary school will not make it to third grade; 60% will abandon school before sixth grade.
- Less than 40% of non-public schools are accredited.
- Only 15% of teachers at the primary level have basic teacher qualifications (including university degrees)
- 25% of school age children have never even attended secondary school.
- Approximately 75% of all teachers lack adequate training; many have just a 9th grade or 12th grade education, with no teacher training at all.
- Less than 20% of schools have electricity; 39% have potable water; 15% have a library.
- Public education represents less than 20% of enrollment, and less than 10% of schools, at the primary level.
- Most schools are private with costs that often times parents are unable to afford.
- 37.9% of the population is unable to read or write, as compared to only 12% illiteracy in the rest of Latin America.