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Teacher Training in Haiti

Transforming communities by training teachers

Together, we can fight the staggering rates of material poverty, unemployment and illiteracy in Haiti by empowering teachers with the training they need to provide quality education for children.

A Community Plagued by Poverty

Vernet, Haiti is a materially-poor community in southern Haiti and home to approximately 3,000 people. Only 35% of children in the community finish elementary school, and roughly 25% finish high school. Youth who can attend trade school or university are even harder to find. Dire economic situations often force children to drop out of school and find work prematurely, but many children simply drop out because they are not succeeding.

Much of the children’s lack of success in school is attributed to ineffective teaching. Eighty percent of teachers in Haiti never receive on-the-job student teacher training and 50% lack basic teacher qualifications (GreaterGood.org). Our teachers in Vernet need effective training so that students can receive the quality education they need to succeed.

Partnering for Prosperity

Forward Edge is partnering with Project for Haiti (P4H), a nonprofit committed to the professional training and equipping of Haitian educators, to help teachers provide quality education. These teachers will also be equipped to become local trainers for other teachers in nearby communities, which will further spread these teaching tools and ensure greater success for the students! Over the course of three years, 20 local teachers in Vernet will receive intensive, research-based professional development training through P4H. This training includes formal classroom observation plans, school assessment and diagnostic reports, and formal equipping on seven central training topics:

  1. Foundational Education Theories
  2. Classroom Management
  3. Collaborative Learning and Engagement
  4. Assessments
  5. Lesson Planning
  6. Self-Reflection
  7. Leadership Development
Funding Needed

A total needed of $5,900 will cover the costs for all training materials, fees, and salaries, as well as lodging and travel for the trainers. Your gift of any amount will bring teachers one step closer to fighting the cycle of poverty through education.

Meeting the real needs of real people

We partner with credible, indigenous leaders to complete need-based assessments within the communities we help, ensuring all our projects meet the most crucial needs of people living in extreme poverty.

Meeting the real needs of real people

We partner with credible, indigenous leaders to complete need-based assessments within the communities we help, ensuring all our projects meet the most crucial needs of people living in extreme poverty.

You can trust that your money is making a real and lasting impact.

Eight-five percent of all you give goes directly toward programs that help vulnerable children, disaster victims, and communities in need (15% to administration and fundraising).

All your gifts to help vulnerable children go directly toward effective programs dedicated to long-term, holistic transformation.

All your gifts to help disaster victims are used to help the most vulnerable return to their homes (widows, low-income families, single moms, etc.)

Your investment empowers credible, indigenous leaders caring for their own people.

Eight-five percent of all you give goes directly toward programs that help vulnerable children, disaster victims, and communities in need (15% to administration and fundraising).

All your gifts to help vulnerable children go directly toward effective programs dedicated to long-term, holistic transformation.

All your gifts to help disaster victims are used to help the most vulnerable return to their homes (widows, low-income families, single moms, etc.)

Your investment empowers credible, indigenous leaders caring for their own people.