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E QUIP A DULTS
"prepare grown persons with the necessary items for a particular situation."
Through a U.S. Embassy grant and partnerships with U.S. and local universities,
HAC-Haiti provides a 2-week summer course to adults currently employed as a teacher or administrator and those desiring to enter the profession.
The Teacher Institute focuses on several areas, including how to . . .
CONFIDENTLY TEACH NEW SKILLS
ADDRESS SPECIAL NEEDS
Each month following the course, the group meets for refresher courses and to talk through any problems they may be having in their classroom.
The Literacy Program for adults was one of the first adult programs HAC-Haiti started.
Seeing women struggle to read their church hymnal and bible and to even sign their child's report card, the program was designed to provide them basic reading, writing, and mathematic skills.
Studies have shown that learning these important skills drastically improve lives not just mentally,
but physically and emotionally as well . . . which impacts families and communities.
6 LITERACY BENEFITS
Promotes life-long learning and builds skills
Improves the economy and creates jobs
Promotes gender equality
Promotes democracy and peace
Builds self-esteem and overall quality of life
The Literacy Program has helped hundreds of women to increase their self-confidence and their ability to do business in Haiti thus providing a self-sustaining livelihood for their families.
Men eventually joined the program and continue to participate in small numbers.
After the 2010 earthquake, an influx of people arrived in Haiti to rebuild the country.
HAC-Haiti recognized the urgent need for locals to learn English to become more marketable to find work. The program continues today after a decade of serving the community - from high school students to seasoned professionals who need to brush-up their English skills.
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