TMG and American Institutes for Research (AIR) jointly implemented the Programme Haitien d’Appui a la Reforme de l’Education (PHARE) in Haiti with two other partners.
Client: Ministry of Education and Professional Training (MENFP)/Haiti
Region: Latin America and The Caribbean
The main objective of the programme PHARE was to provide technical assistance and specific training in order to reinforce the capacity of the Ministry of Education and Professional Training (MENFP) in their effort to increase education access for children including out-of-school and at-risk youth. In the basic education sector children enrolled in 160 primary schools in grades 1 to 6, out of school youth attending 8 non-formal education centers and 60,000 scholarships to children in hurricane affected areas benefited from the PHARE activities in the following towns: Les Cayes, Petit-Goave, Port-au-Pricne, Saint Marc, Cap Haitien, Goaives, and the watershed zones of Limbe and Montrouis, as well as additional areas severely affected by hurricanes such as Cabarel and Jacmel. The program activities were particularly focuses on the areas of governance, assessment, standards setting, scholarship disbursements, the development of health modules and the distribution of educational material to schools situated in the areas mentioned above and identified in collaboration with the Ministry and PHARE partners, Assessment, Standards Setting and Community Participation; jointly with Technical Departments and MENFP decentralized structures (DDE, BDS, EFACAP ou BIZ), a services package was provided to networks and sub-networks of schools under the project in order to contribute to enhanced performances of teachers as well as of students. PHARE worked with the DEF to conduct assessment of early reading (EGRA) and mathematics (TEMA) abilities in all 160 schools of interventions. PHARE also developed curriculum standards for grades K to 6 in Creole, French, and Mathematics. In addition, teachers were trained in formative assessment, standards-based curricula, and active learning methodologies.