Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a new donation to expand access to education, improve the quality of education and strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Education in Haiti. This is the fourth of five contributions in support of the 2010-2015 Operational Plan, which establishes the educational goals of the Caribbean nation. The 2010 earthquake in Haiti destroyed more than 4,000 schools and threw thousands of students out of the educational system. Nevertheless, with the support of the IDB and the rest of the international community, Haiti has succeeded in increasing access to education at all levels, and today 88 percent of all its children aged six to 12 are enrolled in school, compared to 50 percent in 2006.