Alfalit Haiti has been operating since 2000. For the past 9 years, over 4000 students have participated in our literacy, preschool, basic education and community development programs.
Official Name and Address:ALFALIT- HAITI National Coordinator: Gradice Alexandre Angle des rues du Centre et des Miracles, Port-au-Prince, Haití Tel: (509) 222-2655; 511-9258 TeleFax: 222-6892 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Background:
Haiti (Haitian Creole: Ayiti), officially the Republic of Haiti (République d’Haïti), is a Creole- and French-speaking Caribbean country. Along with the Dominican Republic, it occupies the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antillean archipelago. Ayiti (Land of high mountains) was the indigenous Taíno or Amerindian name
Haiti’s regional, historical, and ethnolinguistic position is unique for several reasons. It was the first independent nation in Latin America, the first post-colonial independent Black-led nation in the world, and the only nation whose independence was gained as part of a successful slave rebellion. Despite having common cultural links with its Hispano-Caribbean neighbors, Haiti is the only predominantly Francophone independent nation in the Americas.
Illiteracy Rate: 34%
Of Haiti’s 8.7 million inhabitants, the literacy rate of 65.9% is the lowest in the region. Haiti counts 15,200 primary schools, of which 90% are non-public and managed by the communities, religious organizations or NGOs.The enrollment rate for primary school is 67%, of which less than 30% reach 6th grade. Secondary schools enroll 20% of eligible-age children.
The educational system of Haiti is based on the French system. Higher education is provided by universities and other public and private institutions. It is under the responsibility of the Ministry of Education.