The teachers in twelve of the fourteen schools that Hope in Haiti works with are not paid for teaching. Supplies and materials to teach with are also not provided. These teachers must spend much of their time gardening or other jobs to support their families. This limits the quality and effectiveness of their teaching.
Three months ago one of the schools was forced to close because the teachers could not afford the time away from growing crops to spend in the classroom. The children in this village now have no way to go to school as the nearest town is a two hour walk and there are no roads.
Many teachers of preschool and elementary classes have only finished the 9th or 10th grade and are hoping to complete their education also in order to become better teachers. These teachers need the time and resources to become leaders and role models for their students.