The country faces shortages in educational supplies, school buildings and qualified teachers. The rural population is less educated than the urban. The 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2016 Hurricane Matthew exacerbated the already constrained parameters on Haiti’s educational system by destroying infrastructure and displacing 50–90% of the students, depending on localities.
The educational sector is under the responsibility of the Ministre de l’Éducation Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle (MENFP). The Ministry provides very little funds to support public education. As a result, the private sector has become a substitute for governmental public investment in education as opposed to an addition. The Ministry is limited in its ability to improve the quality of education in Haiti.
Despite the deficiencies of the Haitian education sector, some Haitian leaders have attempted to make improving education a national goal. The country has attempted three major reform efforts, with a new one in progress as a response to the earthquake and the recent hurricane in 2016..
ARCF’s Combating Child Labor in Haiti project proposes to raise $450,000 to build the Soveyo Learning Center in southern Haiti.