Haiti is a small country on the Caribbean islands. The only country that touches and shares a border with Haiti is the Dominican Republic. In 1804, Haiti had gained its independence from France, making it the second country in the Americas to gain freedom from European rule. This also means that Haiti’s national language is French, along with Haitian Creole. The majority of Haitians are of African descent, with the minority being a mix of European and African ethnicities. Because of its physical size and its relatively new independence, Haiti is among the poorest countries in the world, with 4/5 of the population living in absolute poverty, and its main source of GDP being in the agricultural sector. This unfortunately means that the majority of students in Haiti are not getting the education they require to get by, due to a shortage of both funding and teachers. It also means that there is a high rate of illiteracy among Haitian adults as well.
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Due to the pandemic, many people all across the world have been getting sick due to negligence of social distancing and proper hygiene. This is especially apparent in underserved countries such as Haiti. This is why we at Strive2Thrive Edu push the idea of educating younger kids who are more prone to sicknesses about proper hygiene (UN sustainable goal 3). Along with this, we push to reducing the amount of illiteracy in countries like Haiti, by establishing partnerships with children’s homes and teaching underserved orphans basic subjects like Math, English, and Science, and helping these orphans do better in school in general (UN sustainable goal 4 and 17). By doing so, we effectively contribute to the reduction of educational inequalities that inevitably exist in underserved countries such as Haiti (UN sustainable goal 10).