SCHOOLS FOR HAITI supports two schools for approximately 600 children in the most impoverished region of Port-au-Prince, and provides them with free access to education. Additionally, it motivates German youth to help improve global access to education.

We believe education creates opportunities, fosters empowerment, and is required to take control of building a future for oneself.

After traveling to Haiti in 2008, the actress Alissa Jung resolved to advocate for the children and young people in Port-au-Prince, and in collaboration with nph Germany (Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos) – an international Non-Governmental Organization active in Haiti for more than 25 years – initiated the project SCHOOLS FOR HAITI. Following the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010, she alongside dedicated friends, developed the project SCHOOLS FOR HAITI into a full nonprofit organization, Pen Paper Peace in February, 2011.

In Port-au-Prince, PEN PAPER PEACE maintains two schools: "St. Emma" (and "St. Nicolas". Since even a basic education in Haiti costs money, many of the children in Cité Soleil, the most poverty-ridden part of Port-au-Prince, have never had the opportunity to attend. In our two schools, approximately 500 students learn – without paying tuition – to read, write, and count, as well as Haiti's gate-keeper language French, since Creole is spoken among Haiti's poor, while its elites speak French.

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But the campaign SCHOOLS FOR HAITI is also aimed at German, as well as Italian children and youth groups, and invites them to confront the lives and living conditions of their fellow youth in Haiti. To do this, since 2008, the campaign founder Alissa Jung and a group of volunteers have visited German and Italian schools to initiate dialogues with the children and adolescents regarding the similarities and differences in daily life between Germany, Italy and Haiti, as well as the human right to education.

Curious? Click on either of the images below to read about activities in Haiti, Germany, and Italy.

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