The Déléard School

It has been said: “it takes a village to raise a child”. But, what happens to a village that no longer has children because they no longer recognize it as their own?

photo-ecole-hufh-1The Déléard School is a project that not only articulates the sense of belonging but also and above all recognition of the responsibility of children to the village. The project aims to develop a civic education through the acquisition of modern knowledge in a “native” cultural framework of the young people.

The program is consistent with the curriculum of the Ministry of National Education of Haiti and is divided into sections: kindergarten, fundamental grades, an introduction to agriculture to develop land attachment.

Kindergarten:

  • visual and auditory discrimination
  • pre-writing
  • pre-reading
  • pre-calculus
  • body diagram
  • fruits and vegetables
  • the meaning
  • the senses
  • geometric shapes
  • handicrafts

Fundamental grades :

(1st to 6th – CP1 CM2)

  • mastery of french language
  • mastery of creole language
  • english
  • history
  • geography
  • mathematics
  • social studies
  • experimental sciences and technology
  • visual arts
  • physical education and sports

 

The Region

villageSomewhere in the mountains of Haiti, is a small village called Déléard. It has neither infrastructure: roads, electricity, telephone, water or medical facilities, or industrial activity. It’s like nowhere! Over sixty thousand people live there in a traditional form of social organization.

Walk in the village occasionally and you will encounter children going about their daily chores:

  • fetching water from the source far from their homes for daily water drinking
  • participation to subsistence farming in dry land
  • herding animals on dry pastures
  • rambling all day long and wasting crucial years for the stimulation of intelligence because of lack of school

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The Déléard School website