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For the month of October in Haiti, the 2017 academic year begins for thousands of little girls and boys who are fortunate to be enrolled in school. Nevertheless, acquiring the necessary backpacks, school supplies and books are unattainable for the majority of Haitian families, which are crucial for the learning and educational development of the school-children.
In supporting the HAITI DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (HDP) in this effort, please DONATE these school supplies that are essential for the school children to achieve a successful academic year.
The SCHOOL SUPPLIES that are MOST needed are: NEW BACKPACKS, NOTEBOOKS, PENCILS AND PENS, PENCIL SHARPENERS, CRAYONS, FOLDERS, COLOR MARKERS & COLORING BOOKS.
Education is a rare commodity for children in Haiti, and more uncommon for the impoverished children living on the Île de la Tortue, Haiti: 50 percent of the children do not attend school, and 80 percent of those who do - attend private schools. In the rural areas, parents simply cannot afford to send their children to school. Île de la Tortue is an under-served and isolated rural area where thousands of children are rapidly growing up without a formal education and illiterate. This is a crisis that the Haitian people have endured for more than two hundred and ten (210) years.
The HAITI DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (HDP) recognizes the thousands of Haitian children residing on the Île de la Tortue as a talented and intelligent segment of the Haitian population who lack essential educational resources. The one hundred (100) students of HDP’s One Plus One Educational Initiative are intelligent and very competent students who are hungry for knowledge, eager for change and determined to succeed in life. These remarkable children are the future for Haiti, and are in preparation to rescue Haiti from the shackles that continue to bind it down.
In 2010, HAITI DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (HDP) launched its “One Plus One Educational Initiative;” a grassroots campaign to bring awareness to the plight of thousands of illiterate and unschooled children on L’Île de la Tortue, Haiti.
The goal of this educational initiative was to help enroll illiterate children in school by connecting them to potential donors and financial resources.
During the 2010 academic year, HAITI DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (HDP) successfully acquired the financial resources through public donations, and recruited, enrolled and sponsored the schooling of 100 illiterate girls and boys of various ages in its One Plus One Community School and Educational Program in the village of La Vallée on L’Île de la Tortue, Haiti.