Although education is “free” in Haiti, only half of all children are enrolled in primary school. This is because 92% of schools are private, leaving most families unable to pay school fees
The average yearly cost to send a child to school is estimated at $550.00 in urban areas and $330.00 in the countryside. This includes enrolment fees, Tuition, uniforms, books, shoes, and all other supplies. These costs are impossible for nearly 80% of all Haitian families, and render school as unattainable.
With the help of a recent scholarship the children of Marie Dorzilma is going to school for the first time.