In Ferrier, and in most parts of Haiti, access to reading materials other than school books (curriculum…outdated) are rare, and in most cases, nonexistent. In addition, books in their native language are also very hard to come by. Libraries are an essential building block for independent thought and reason as well as an essential tool for continued education.
We are working to raise funds for a portable library that will be used as an education tool for the supporting organization AAED as a building ground for the potential community library. The portable library consisting of over 200 Haitian Creole educational and folktale books will be both an educational tool for the students and participating community as well as a community organizational management tool.
Many families often have to choose between feeding their families and sending their children to school. Among our other projects we are currently sending 30 children to school and believe that a library would enhance the whole communities chance to have access to learning.