What is your mission?
The mission of Anseye Pou Ayiti (“Teach For Haiti” in Haitian Kreyòl) is to raise education outcomes in disadvantaged and rural areas of Haiti by recruiting and training outstanding teacher leaders for existing schools. Transformational teaching and leading will equip all children with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to achieve their full potential with equal opportunity, pursue lives of mutual prosperity, and contribute to a more enlightened 21st century world.
What makes your organization so unique in the non-profit space?
Haiti lacks a contextualized, culturally relevant, and data-driven model to recruit and train talented teachers where they are needed most—rural and underserved areas where approximately 70% of Haitians reside. Anseye Pou Ayiti aims to address the low instructional capacity and outdated training methodologies that have become a norm for teaching in rural Haiti so yet another generation of Haitian children do not experience unequal educational opportunity because of where they were born or their family’s socioeconomic circumstances.
Our impact will come from our alumni ambassadors – we are investing in top Haitian talent for the long haul, so our alumni ambassadors are equipped to fill a critical gap in local leadership capacity and serve as champions of education reform.
What is your organization up to at the moment & how can NAHP Members be involved?
As of January 2015, Anseye Pou Ayiti is recruiting its first cohort of Haitian teacher leaders, continuing to build local partnerships, fundraising, and seeking allies to strengthen our movement. NAHP members can be involved by spreading the word to potential teacher candidates (our recruitment cycle will take place each year), as well as connecting us with investors who believe in our mission. Please also join, follow, and share our updates via social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn) so our movement in and beyond Haiti continues to grow!