Students at 90 schools on Lagonav Island are getting a high-quality education taught by well-trained teachers who care — thanks to Beyond Borders’ supporters.

School directors, teachers, and parents at these schools are rethinking the traditional approach to education, setting a new standard of nonviolent, native language, participatory classroom management for educators on Lagonav Island.

It’s an approach to education developed by our primary education partners on Lagonav Island at the Matènwa Community Learning Center. It’s also proven to deliver student reading scores that are nearly three times higher than the national average, and it is recognized by the Haitian government as a model way to teach children.

Beyond Borders donors are also supporting a systematic effort to get unschooled children back in the classroom, where they belong, making them much less likely to be sent away by their parents and risk becoming trapped in child servitude.

To everyone who supports the movement for universal, quality primary education, thank you. Your commitment to nonviolent, native language education — and freedom — for every girl and boy sustains, inspires, and gives hope for Haiti’s children.

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