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Elevating Haitian Education

Susan Sheridan, Ph.D.Director, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools


Approximately 50 percent of Haitian children do not attend primary school, while roughly 80 percent fail to reach secondary school.

Haiti is the only country in the Americas with an adult literacy rate of less than 50 percent and a youth literacy rate of less than 80 percent.

More than half of Haiti's population lives below the international poverty line of $1.25 per day, making Haiti the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

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