Our Approach

PRODEV's vision is that, one day, all citizens have access to education and are empowered to take an active role in building a just and democratic society in Haiti. 

Free tuition 

Since most schools are located in underserved neighborhoods, our students actually do NOT pay tuition. They pay a nominal fee at registration that helps offset the cost of water and a modest salary for the security team. All children wear uniforms, are provided with books, school materials, clean drinking water, as well as free and nutritious meals. Your donation enables children to go to school and thrive. Click here to sponsor a student.

 

Proven teaching methods 

At PRODEV, children are encouraged to actively participate and engage in class. We value their opinion. Problem solving and critical thinking skills are reinforced. Classrooms are limited to 35 children, which is almost unheard of in Haiti. 

Our teaching actions are guided by 5 outcomes that aim to create optimal learning conditions for children:

  1. their physical well-being 

  2. their emotional needs and psychosocial protection 

  3. an active pedagogy with a child-centered approach 

  4. active participation of parents and local communities  

  5. promotion of leadership and school management

 

Schools

We provide a safe and productive learning environment for children to receive quality education. All students are encouraged to actively participate and engage in classroom discussions. Their opinions are welcomed and valued. Problem solving and critical thinking skills are also reinforced. Breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost. Students also have access to physical and dental care annually. A nurse can be found on site as well.

Para-academic Activities

Sports, music and arts are important components of the curriculum. Whenever possible we encourage the creation of a school garden managed by the students under the supervision of a local gardener.​

We are also committed to training children on their rights as human beings. PRODEV places great emphasis on physical and emotional well-being as well as psychosocial protection.

All teachers at PRODEV schools hold a teaching certificate and many have earned college degree. They are consistently trained on modern teaching methods in order to nurture an enriching learning environment for our students.

Topics include classroom management, lesson planing, developmental and educational psychology, innovation in teaching, science and language instruction. 

Our community center is open to the community at large. It includes a library, an art studio, and a computer room where students of all ages learn basic computer skills and conduct research under the supervision of a trained instructor. Sports, music, and arts are priorities at the center.

Training

Community Center