Georges Marcellus School

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I Inactive

Key Information

Georges Marcellus School is a K-6 institution based in a poor farming community about five hours from the capital city of Port-au-Prince. Some 120 students attend the school and receive a high-quality education that includes moral and character development classes, teamwork, communication skills, and community service. Most of the parents in that community did not have the opportunity to attend school themselves.

In 2019, following a two-year organization and academic self-assessment, and in light of the very difficult circumstances in Haiti, the school Board decided they need a fresh look at their approach and scope. In consultation with several organizations, and with assistance from the Bahá’í International Development Organization, they formed an international board to oversee the progress of the Anis Zunuzi and Georges Marcellus schools and map out their next stage of development. This is an interim step intended to raise capacity at the local level such that responsibilities can be transitioned to an all Haitian Board in the near future. During this important effort, the Anis Zunuzi and Georges Marcellus schools have paused financial support from external sources. At their request, Mona has put all financial support to these schools on hold as of January 1, 2020. Mona will consider future funding proposals if and when the school Board deems this is needed and timely.


Lead Implementing Organization(s)

Location(s)

Latin America & Caribbean

Haiti

Activity URL

Not applicable or unknown

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program

Years

None - 2020

Partner(s)

Bahá’í International Development Organization

Ministry Affiliation

Unknown

Funder(s)

Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response

Unknown

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Attainment

  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment

Other

  • Early childhood development

Skills

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Other academic performance-related
  • STEM

Cross-cutting areas

  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Nutrition

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Girls in school

Age

4 - 10

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Pre-school
  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Facilities construction/improvement

  • Construction/improvement of schools

Reducing economic barriers

  • Addressing cost of school supplies

Teaching

  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula)

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - in the classroom
  • Numeracy - in the classroom

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased enrolment in primary school
  • Increased grade attainment
  • Increased primary school completion

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved nutrition
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms