Despite the principal of free school in the National Constitution, Haitian families are subject to tuition fees since 80% of the schools are private. These expenses represent a huge expense for most Haitian families. Today, the average annual tuition fee is 500 dollars.
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.

Recent unrest is contributing to the learning crisis faced by the country. Armed violence and insecurity have resulted in frequent and prolonged school closures, leaving many children unable to access education. In October 2022 fewer than 1 in 10 schools were open.

In the 2023-2024 school year, 98% of the school’s income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates, including books and technology and activity fees.

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