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Haiti Bans Overage Students From Secondary Education, but One School Has a Solution

Region: Haiti

Topics: Education

In Haiti, students older than 13 aren’t allowed to enter secondary school. The result of the overage policy here forces many students to drop out after sixth grade, advocates say. But the École de la Réussite blends vocational training with traditional subjects to give older students another chance.

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Kicking It: Learning Karate in Haiti

Region: Haiti

Topics: Culture

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Haitian Man Started Picking Coconuts at Age 12

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Haitian Sketch Artist Works at His Home

Region: Haiti

Topics: Arts

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Students Battle in Knowledge Competition, as Haiti Works to Raise Education Levels

Region: Haiti

Topics: Education

The education sector in Haiti has long been marred by poor literacy rates and low levels of public spending. As the government and NGOs strive to raise education levels, a knowledge competition promotes learning through a contest for students in the area including Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.

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Haiti’s Rice Farmers, With Government Help, Hope They Can Feed Their Nation

Region: Haiti

Topics: AgricultureBusiness

Haitian rice farmers have long suffered because of imported grain that can cost consumers less than half as much as domestic crops. But a government program that begun last year is attempting to establish these farmers as the chief providers for the nation, by reviving production and restoring irrigation systems.

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Haitian Restores Art Damaged by Quake

Region: Haiti

Topics: Arts

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Placing Bets at a Cockfighting Arena

Region: Haiti

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In a Haitian Town Full of Mass Graves, An Orphanage Looks to Children’s Futures

Region: Haiti

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

In Haiti, most children in orphanages have at least one living relative, but no family members able to care for them. That is true of all the children at one community-based private orphanage in Titanyen.

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Facing Food Shortage and Weather Crises, Haitian Farmers Say Government Support is Insufficient

Region: Haiti

Topics: BusinessEnvironment

In the midst of a food shortage, Haiti’s government is drafting plans and implementing new policies to support the country’s large population of farmers. But the farmers, who struggle to maintain their crops with outdated technology and the threat of natural disaster, say the effort isn’t enough.

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