Education Programs

Project:  Pi Gwo Byen School, a school designed for accelerated remediation.

Project Goal:  To provide remedial education for Children of Anse A Galets between the ages of 8 and 12 years who have otherwise no means of attending school.  The objective is to teach accelerated remediation first through sixth grades in three years so that they are prepared to take the compulsory 6th grade exam.

Project Summary: The mission of Greater Good Haiti’s educational programs  is to provide environmental sustainability education through school programs, public forums and community based projects.  We do this in a number of projects including the school project described herein.  What follows is a list of the objectives and activities of this project.

  1. Promote Literacy and general education through a remediation school.
    1. Teaching students to read and write in their native language, Haitian Creole.
    2. After one year students will also learn to read and write in the other official Language of Haiti, French.
    3. Teach Mathematics and geography in the first year.
    4. Teach other core curriculum in creative, connected and constructivist lessons.
  2. Provide a healthy meal every day to promote good nutrition, food for thought and learning.
    1.   Teach basic nutrition theory and practice.
  3. Teach and provide practical experience in organic gardening.
    1. Teach common composting practices.
    2. Teach the life cycle of plants through growing seeds to food.
    3. Teach soil preparation, plot planning and garden maintenance practices.
  4. Teach and promote sound practices in health and hygiene.
    1. Teach healthy hygiene practices through education and practice such as toileting, hand washing, brushing teeth, and bathing.

Target Group: Children living in Anse A Galets between the ages of 8 – 12 years who have never attended school.

Need for the Project:  Anse A Galets is a village of approximately 50,000 people with a median age of 20.  Haiti has a 53% literacy rate which is most likely higher on the island of La Gonave where Anse A Galets is the largest town.  It is estimated that more than half the children are not attending school.  They are not attending because their families are so impoverished that school is out of the question unless it is free.  There is one Christian Missionary school providing free education to about 100 students, all the other schools in Anse A Galets  are charging around $200 US per year per student.

Non-discrimination: Greater Good Haiti (aka Pi Gwo Byen) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Name and/or Title: Kelly Kobza, Director
Address: Greater Good International, 3288 21st St. #201, San Francisco, CA  94110

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.