Leomane Lorenard founded a school in 1987 due to children being unable to attend school. The school had three teachers between 1987 and 1988 who left due to low pay. Leomane invited the author to take over school responsibilities for $15 per student in 1989. From 1992 to 1995, students were fed by bicycling to digue canteens, with CRS supplying the canteen, but the food supply was disrupted, resulting in a 120% decrease in student efficiency. Parents enrolled their children in schools with canteens or free education due to facing difficulties buying school supplies and providing snacks. There are issues with teachers' conditions, such as a lack of materials, low salaries, and difficulty hiring qualified young teachers.
After recognizing that many children were unable to attend school, Leomane Lorenard founded this school in 1987.
Between 1987 and 1988, the school had three teachers: Nonsa Norze, Borno Jean, and Lener Louival, all of whom left due to low pay.
In 1989, Leomane invited the author to take over school responsibilities for 75 Haitian gourdes ($15) per student, which was considered high but valuable at the time.
From 1992 to 1995, students were fed by bicycling to digue canteens, with CRS supplying the canteen.
However, the food supply was disrupted for an extended period of time, resulting in a 120% decrease in student efficiency.
CRS resumed food supply in 1999, but the contract with the schools expired in 2013, highlighting the importance of the school canteen.
Parents who came to the Genese de Savane Henry school to feed their children, buy uniforms, school supplies, and provide snacks faced a variety of challenges.
This prompted parents to enroll their children in schools with canteens or free education even before the country's situation deteriorated.
There are several issues to address regarding the situation of teachers.
They face issues with the students' conditions, such as a lack of materials, and adult students classify them as high school teachers, despite being paid salaries that are insufficient to meet their needs.
The rising cost of living is exacerbating the situation, and when school administrators contact teachers about job opportunities, they always want to know how much they make.
This has become a barrier to hiring qualified young teachers for school-based positions.
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