Written by Terri Bucci Thursday, 25 November 2010 09:13
Tent Community Schools
As a direct result of the earthquake on January 12, 2010, we have started working with five tent communities in the Croix-des-Bouquets area. The communities are providing education to the children in their communities and working on farming cooperatives. The Haiti Empowerment Project faculty is helping the community find sustainable solutions for teacher funding through community business-school collaborations.
Partner Primary Schools
The primary function of the project is to bring U.S. faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students from varying fields to Haiti to work with Haitian teachers, students, and university faculty. Lab schools in the countryside of Haiti provide grounding for the instructional strategies and learning theories for U.S. faculty. The participating faculty and graduate students first work in the Haitian primary and secondary schools with teachers and students and then imbed those experiences in the teacher education courses. It is through these countryside school experiences that the project promises to enlist culturally relevant teaching practices for the unique needs of the larger Haitian education community.