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Dynamo International – Street Workers Network | HAITI: Conference for Advocacy on Rights Protection for Special Education for Street Children (Port-au-Prince, December 6, 2017)

HAITI: Conference for Advocacy on Rights Protection for Special Education for Street Children (Port-au-Prince, December 6, 2017)

The final conference of December 6, 2018, allowed to present the conclusions and recommendations of an action-research initiated in April 2017 and aiming at a better schooling of children in street situations in Haiti.

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The event, which brought together more than 70 participants including civil society, local authorities and journalists, was held at the Plaza hotel in the Champ de Mars in Port-au-Prince. The recommendations aim to raise awareness of the actors in the field and politicians to this problem in order to enable children in street situations to access the school system, through the implementation of a specialized integration process and training of teachers.

Partner organizations including PLANATRUCH, the Haitian platform of Dynamo International – Street Workers Network , have been actively involved in the implementation of the project.

Read also on our website : HAITI: Reintagrating children in street situations into schools

Funded by Wallonia Brussels International as part of the 20 years of collaboration between the Republic of Haiti, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and Wallonia, this pilot project should lead to a bilateral cooperation project.

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In order to provide schooling for street children, Haitian civil society actors and political authorities should:

  1. provide specialized classes for children who can not follow the curriculum normal;
  2. set up an awareness structure for learning academic behaviors and social partnership following a partnership between the training center and the reception center (psychological support, supervised studies, help with homework, …);
  3. provide continuing education for teachers and social workers who welcome children in difficulty;
  4. provide for the formation of multidisciplinary teams capable of supporting children throughout the school integration process;
  5. give a legal stamp to the work of the institutions that work with children in a street situation;
  6. facilitate the participation of the family and the immediate environment of the child in process of its insertion;
  7. improve the living environment of street children (strengthening-consolidating families, improvement of reception conditions, development of play areas, etc);
  8. provide an institutional framework to accommodate those who have no family (structure closed or semi-open, host family, etc);
  9. go out to meet street children by organizing mobile programs in their area of ​​residence (fun and artistic activities);
  10. implement flexible and responsive training programs for them different age groups.



HAITI: Conference for Advocacy on Rights Protection for Special Education for Street Children (Port-au-Prince, December 6, 2017)