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iciHaiti - Education : Gustavo Gallón advocates the literacy of more than 3 million Haitians
20/03/2017 10:23:30

iciHaiti - Education : Gustavo Gallón advocates the literacy of more than 3 million Haitians
At the end of his 8th mission to Haiti, Gustavo Gallón, the Independent Expert of the UN Human Rights Council, on the human rights situation in Haiti, concerning literacy in Haiti, he insisted on the need "to correct the mentality that prevents a significant part of the inhabitants of Haiti from reading and writing. Almost half of the adult population is illiterate in the country and 30% of the total population (source: National Forum on Literacy and Adult Education, Port-au-Prince June 2015), what is considered as a normal phenomenon by many people, both in Haiti and elsewhere, but not normal for a society of the 21st century. That is why I proposed in my first report to take urgent measures to reinforce the literacy campaign that was in progress three years ago and aimed at teaching people to read and write to 450,000 people within a period of two years, and substantially broaden the objective of literacy, within a reasonably short period of time, the more than 3 million people in Haiti who suffer from this violation each day [...]

The education plan 2010-2015 was aimed at eradicating illiteracy in the country within five years. Then the earthquake and changes of priorities by the new government left this plan in oblivion. It is time to resume this plan now that we are witnessing the beginning of a new presidential period. A literacy campaign would not be costly if it were developed with the participation of a significant part of the youth and the literate population, which could at the same time serve to promote solidarity to reduce the acute level of polarization that affects the society [...]"

See also :
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-20396-haiti-politics-the-executive-against-the-renewal-of-the-mandate-of-the-un-independent-expert.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-20317-haiti-justice-gustavo-gallon-harshly-judge-the-haitian-prison-system.html

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