FONHOH a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization striving to promote and contribute to provide both access and quality education to children and teens living predominantly in remote rural areas of Haiti. Created in 2005 by Haitian and American educators in Massachusetts, FONHOH believes that education is the key to social development, a catalyst for success, and the plenitude of human dignity. Moreover, education access should not be a privilege, but one of basics human rights. In order to reach its goals, FONHOH seeks to work in collaboration with all sectors – government, nongovernmental organizations, businesses, and individuals – so as to bring education to rural Haiti, create conditions to reduce rural exodus which has led to overcrowded schools and poor quality education in urban areas.
Children and teens living in rural areas of Haiti have access to high quality education. After completing their secondary education, they may choose to go to a vocational school or to college
- Promote and provide both access and quality education to all children and teens living in rural areas
- Encourage and provide literacy programs to parents living in rural areas. Reduce teachers’ shortage and afford them with the training and skills needed to provide quality education to students with all abilities
- Contribute to a reform of the Haitian education system that prepares the Haitian society to face and rise above the challenges of the 21st century
- Create material conditions enabling parents living in rural areas to sustain themselves and their children in both short and long term
- Work with individuals, governments, businesses, and nongovernmental organizations locally and internationally.
- Build and run K-12 schools in rural areas of Haiti so as to provide quality education to students of all abilities.
- Build and run teacher education colleges to reduce teacher’s shortage in both rural and urban areas.
- Build and run a vocational school to provide students an opportunity to learn a trade
- Offer literacy programs to adults living in rural areas
- Develop mechanisms that promote social development and economic growth in the target areas