Unequal opportunities at school in Haiti made worse by virus

Unequal opportunities at school in Haiti made worse by virus

Five kilometers away, a school has a stadium, tennis and basketball courts, another has no water in its establishment: in the capital of Haiti, the inequalities of the country’s education system poorest people in America are exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic

Organizing recreation areas while ensuring that students respect physical distancing will be possible in Saint-Louis de Gonzague. The congregational institution has 13 hectares of land in the heart of the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince

After four months of suspension due to the coronavirus epidemic, the some 2,000 boys educated in this more than a hundred-year-old establishment are not in a hurry to resume classes, because the educational continuity has been ensured by the teaching team.

« We managed to complete the year: the evaluations were done every Friday online, » said Brother Valmyr-Jacques Dabel, who has run Saint-Louis for two years.

Yet, just 5 km away, the reality experienced by the staff of the Tabarre public school is poles apart from the educational experience of the Catholic brothers.

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