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Anseye Pou Ayiti (APA) is a movement to equip a network of Haitian civic leaders for equal educational opportunity.

Anseye Pou Ayiti (APA)

Gonaïves, Haiti
Anseye Pou Ayiti is working with Haitian communities to create a network of civic leaders and build an equitable education system based on shared history, values, and vision. We will equip 20,000 Haitian civic leaders for educational justice by 2020.

Anseye Pou Ayiti, who are we?

“ To relearn our history includes asking why it is currently taught in a way that overlooks Haiti’s influence across the Western Hemisphere.”

What we do?

Anseye Pou Ayiti's mission is to recruit and equip local teachers in rural primary schools to transform classrooms and communities. APA's work is rooted in an appreciation for the assets of local culture, customs and community.   

Why we do it?

Haiti’s education outcomes are among the worst in the Western Hemisphere. Almost 80 percent of the country’s primary school teachers are not formally trained, over half of students do not complete primary school, and only 1 percent of students reach university. In Haiti, educational inequity is a cause of generational poverty.  In 1788, Haiti's exports reached, in today's money, $1,084,440,000: larger than that of the US at the time.  Its export worth far more than the golds of Brazil, or the silver of Mexico and they kept the entire navy of France in business.  Today every report about Haiti begins with the phrase, "the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere."  APA believes when we work with communities across the country to create a network of civic leaders and build an equitable education system based on shared history, values, and vision, our great nation will be the "Pearl of the Antilles."

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Begin by listening to teachers, students & families share community assets & what is needed to provide quality education. Select local candidates for a two-year fellowship in order to spark innovations in providing an excellent education. Provide ongoing professional development to support cohort.

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Anseye  Pou Ayiti APA
Anseye Pou Ayiti: Kisa li ye?
"We lead from within at Anseye Pou Ayiti"


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