We would like to start by saying thank you for your interest in sponsoring a child’s education. This is the first step toward making a difference in a child’s life and changing their future. KanpeHaiti was created to assist Haiti in many facets, and one of the most important is educating the children. We cannot move forward without people like you having a heart for these children and taking action.
Our children in America are fortunate enough to have well over 65 government supported programs that assist the poor. However in Haiti that is not the case. Haiti, as the third poorest country in the world, sees very little in private donations and government support is extremely limited. There is no Public Health Care, Medicaid, Medicare, Food Stamps, Family Services, Job Core, Food Bank and Shelter Programs or Public/Affordable Housing.
Haiti’s Educational Facts
- Haiti’s literacy rate is 52.9%.
- More than half of Haitian children do not attend school
- Enrollment rate for primary school is 57%
- Fewer than 30% of the students reach 6th grade
- Roughly 75% of children finishing first grade and nearly 50% of students finishing second grade could not read (USAID)
- Approximately 50% of rural children ages 6-11 will never go to school
- Government standardized exams are given at the end of grade 6, 9, 12, and 13 of which students must pass in order to continue their education
- Less than 1% of high school graduates attend post-secondary education
- An average Haitian, 25 years or older, has less than 5 years of schooling (USAID)
- Secondary schools enroll 20% of eligible-age children
- Over 80% percent of schools are privately owned and managed