The earthquake on 12 January 2010 exacerbated the already miserable condition of Haiti’s school system. As well as widespread school collapse, the Ministry of Education was destroyed, many school records were lost, more than 1,300 teachers and some 38,000 pupils died.
The below video from our SOS Children's Village in Santo, Port-au-Prince, shows how SOS Children is adapting and planning so as to offer an education to even more children. Through the existing SOS School and temporary tent schools on site, student numbers have increased from 500 to 900. We also plan to build at least ten state schools over the next years, in order to ensure an education for children in need and to strengthen the Haitian school system.
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