Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. According to a document published by the World Bank, 80% of the population lives in poverty. There are many ways for the country to get its citizens out of poverty. However, none is more important than educating the youth. People are more likely successful when they have a good educational background. One reason for this is that they are well adjusted socially and psychologically. We have observed this as a provider of psychosocial evaluation in New Jersey.
Since the 2010 earthquake, it has been challenging to get Haiti’s standards of education up to par with its neighbors. The country was already experiencing a lack of various infrastructure at the time, and the earthquake only made it worse. Currently, the country has significant shortages in the electrical infrastructure.
This shortage has made it so that thousands of schools and hospitals have to rely on diesel generators. Since the hospitals are affected, not only do they not have the same standards of care provided by clinical services in Irvington, New Jersey, but they also have to supply their power for their use. Going to school in Haiti is disincentivized by many factors already. With the addition of the lack of electricity, schools will have unusable facilities. Some schools already have no access to computers. And the ones that do must have electrical power.
If you are an individual or an organization that wants to help address the lack of electricity in Haiti, we can help you. We are READ Consultant and Clinical Services Inc, and we provide various services to Haiti to help uplift people’s lives through education. We are also a leading provider of home base counseling services. For more information, please contact us.