October 26th, 2010

LISTEN: Lessons From Haiti -- Read, Read, Read

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UNESCO estimates that 1 in 5 adults worldwide cannot read or write. In Haiti, that number is even higher. Forty-four percent - nearly half of the population of Haiti – remains illiterate, and since the earthquake in January, schools have collapsed, and many children won’t be going back to school when they reopen this fall. But a non-profit program has sent so called “readers” out to various camps around Haiti to read to displaced children.  From Port-au-Prince, Producer Amanda Thieroff has the story.

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This interview is part of a series on Haiti’s schools after the earthquake. Click here for the full story.

Photo credit: Judith Scherr.

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