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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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Placing Bets at a Cockfighting Arena

Region: Haiti

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Haitian Restores Art Damaged by Quake

Region: Haiti

Topics: Arts

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More Haitians Self-Medicating as Street Vendors Provide Alternative to Pharmacies

Region: Haiti

Topics: Health

In Haiti’s struggling economy and tough job market, selling prescription drugs illegally has become an attractive option – especially since street vendors operate with impunity. But the lower prices and more flexible purchasing options that street vendors provide come at a cost as consumers increasingly forgo pharmacies and formal medical treatment.

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Fighting Poverty, Illiterate Dad in Haiti Struggles to Send Kids to School

Region: Haiti

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

In recent years, school enrollment rates in Haiti have gone up, but the average Haitian age 25 or older has attended school for less than five years, half the adult population is illiterate, and there’s a lack of experienced teachers. The government is straining to ensure that children attend school while few teachers receive proper training.

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In Haiti, Caravan Tours Seek to Revive Traditional Games in the Digital Age

Region: Haiti

Topics: CultureEducation

Hopscotch and dominos are just two traditional games being taught to kids around Haiti who otherwise might be more likely to be found playing games on their phones. A father-son duo seeks to preserve traditional games by touring the country teaching them to children.

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To Break Cycle of Rural Illiteracy, Tutoring Organization Focuses on Children

Region: Haiti

Topics: Education

In rural Haiti, a lack of quality schools and instruction contributes to a generational cycle of illiteracy, and parents are often unable to help their children with schoolwork. One small volunteer group started by a local health care worker is stepping in to interrupt that cycle by teaming university students with local students for Saturday tutoring sessions.

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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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