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Posts Tagged "education"

School in The Philippines in progress

School in The Philippines in progress

The Philippine school year 2016-2017 started on  June 13. Millions of school children are back in the classroom. The said school year is comprised of 54 days for the first quarter, 48 days for the second quarter, another 48 days for the third quarter, and 52 days for the fourth quarter. It will officially end on April 7, 2017. This…

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International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child

Today marks the International Day of the Girl Child. May all their dreams and visions come through. “The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals rightly include key targets for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They offer an opportunity for a global commitment to breaking inter generational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination – and realizing…

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Back to Haiti!

Back to Haiti!

I’m now heading back to Haiti. It’s three and half years since I was there last time. A lot has happened; both in general and especially for Star of Hope and in the villages they support and the people they work with. I look forward to meeting all the people I know from before, and also get to know new…

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New school year in Haiti

New school year in Haiti

Today the school year 2014-2015 opens in Haiti. Millions of school children return to their educational centers, and yet, almost one in four of all children are not enrolled. Haiti’s President, Michel Martelly, has made free public education one of his top priorities, and possibly won the election 2011 on that promise. Three years later, he has problem to fulfill…

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Another year past by. New challenges ahead!

Another year past by. New challenges ahead!

2013 was a mixed year in many ways. But all in all it was OK, business wise better than I hoped for under the circumstances. Got a number of new regular customers. I hope to capitalize on that moving in to 2014. Especially some of the new corporate clients looks interesting I have to say. I have been very busy…

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The education system in Haiti

The education system in Haiti

Last week the school year in Haiti started one month delayed. Hopefully the children will learn a lot for the future to raise the country out of poverty. Beginning in 1948, the international community recognized education as a fundamental human right, through Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first Haitian constitution of 1801 stated that the…

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School delayed in Haiti

School delayed in Haiti

Students in Haiti will lose a month of school for the third year in a row as it was announced late August. The first day of classes would be in October rather than its usual start date in September. The Minister of Education Vanneur Pierre proposed the suggestion to delay the return of classes during the 17th Council of Government…

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Denja

Denja

Six year old Denja at the preschool in Marigot, Haiti. She was continously smiling but was shy and she didn’t say much, but her favorite subject was writing.

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School visit

School visit

Last week I visited a school just about one hour outside Port-au-Prince. It is a nice little school in a small village. The main building was affected by the earthquake, and it needs to be repaired before it is used again. The kids are still afraid to be inside concrete buildings, and the school is now in a temporary wood…

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