ERIC Number: ED499192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: N/A
A Country's Hope: The Haiti Scholarship Program
Anderson, Jennifer R.
American Institutes for Research
The Haiti Scholarship Program is a USAID-funded effort managed by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and implemented by local Haitian non-profit organization Le Fonds de Parrainage National (FPN) to provide scholarship support to more than 15,000 students in the five Haitian cities of Petit-Goave, Port-au-Prince, Saint-Marc, Gonaives, and Cap-Haitien--sites of the worst political violence and civil unrest in 2003 and 2004. It is a unique program of educational support, based on FPN's own scholarship model which targets the country's private schools as the foci for program interventions. The program supports public and private schools to retain needy children in school and create the conditions for their academic success through supplemental tutoring and school improvement projects. This booklet describes the program's goals, the strategies it employs, and the results it has achieved. (Contains 8 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Finance, Academic Achievement, Partnerships in Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Scholarships, Intervention, Public Schools, Violence, Academic Persistence, Disadvantaged, Tutoring, Educational Improvement, Program Descriptions
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Haiti