July 24, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Qatar-based Education Above All (E-A-A) have signed an agreement to formalize joint efforts to support and improve access to quality basic education in Haiti.
The partners, working through the Educate a Child, EAC programme, are specifically targeting out-of-school children and at-risk students.
The IDB said a contribution of 2.95 million US$ from EAC will finance tuition waivers that expand access to primary school and will help retain the newly enrolled 12,000 out-of-school children over the next two years.
The partners are placing special emphasis on reaching the southern part of Haiti which was mostly heavily affected by August 2021 earthquake.
The project will be executed by the Ministry of Education and Professional Development of Haiti.