Currently, the majority of Haitians lack access to quality education; a prerequisite for sustained social and economic development. For the academic year 2019-2020, USAID has procured first and second grade materials through UNOPS for its 416 schools across seven departments for approximately 34,490 students. With the support of IDB, World Bank, Save the Children and other international organizations, USAID materials have also been distributed to an additional 402 schools serving approximately 35,760 students. Despite improvement, student enrollment and school access problems remain widespread. The Government of Haiti (GOH) is committed to strengthening public education and improving teacher training. Haiti’s Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFP) instituted a national training policy for teachers and educational personnel to improved educational services in schools nationwide in 2016. Additionally, the MENFP is currently developing a 10-year policy and operational plan in collaboration with local, international, and government partners.
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