One year on: Rebuilding education in Haiti


Christie Lafontant and her classmates back in school at Ecole Vision Nouvelle.

11 January 2011 – NEW YORK

January 12 marks one year since the deadly earthquake that devastated Haiti’s education system and affected millions of children.Twelve months later UNICEF and partners are focused on rebuilding efforts to ensure children can access quality education in a safe environment. Below are a series of stories on the role education has played in the reconstruction efforts one year on.


Rebuilding Haiti’s education system one year after the earthquake
Educating against cholera in Haiti


Building education from the ruins
Christine’s story: A 14-year-old Haitian student braves the aftermath of the earthquake
A Haitian engineer helps UNICEF rebuild education from the ruins

UNICEF report

Haiti: One year report (education excerpt)
Children in Haiti: One Year After – The long road from relief to recovery