Haiti Gov't Attempts Education Reform

Amidst slow rebuilding and waves of cholera, school reform

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Haitian vendor sells school suplies on October 14, 2010 amid the rubble of what was once a commercial strip in downtown Port-au-Prince. (THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty)

Haiti has barely recovered from the January earthquake that killed an estimated 200,000 people, and now the country is in the wake of a full blown cholera epidemic.  That has not stopped the Haitian government from taking on the mammoth task of reforming the country's education system.

Marcelo Cabrol, Chief of the Education Division at the Inter American Development Bank, joins The Takeaway to tell us about his close work with a Haitian presidential commision charged with overhauling the entire school system.  Their goal is to build 2,500 new schools, improve teacher training and make it more affordable for parents to see their kids receive an education.

Guests:

Marcelo Cabrol

Produced by:

Jen Poyant

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