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Alexandre Dumas, famous writer, born in Saint-Domingue, Haiti

French poet Alexandre Dumas with Saint-Domingue origin

Alexandre Dumas was one of the most famous novelist and playwright known to the world. Born on 24th July 1802, Alexandre Dumas was a French writer whose work has been translated in over 100 languages. Some of his widely popular novels include names like The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later and Twenty Years After. 20th century onwards, many of his novels have been adapted in well over 200 movies.

Alexandre Dumas was one of the most prolific writers of his time. Capable of writing in multiple genres, Dumas' writing career started as a playwright and his first play was a huge success. The second play by Dumas was another hit which earned him enough money to get into full-time writing job. He wrote several travel books and magazine articles as well. Théâtre Historique was founded by Dumas in 1840 in Paris.

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National Institute of Higher Education of Midwives (INSFSF) Inauguration

Health

The Martelly/Lamothe Administration, with the particular interest of Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly, has unveiled the formation of a new training program for midwives at the National Institute of Higher Education of Midwives (INSFSF) on Monday, October 7, 2013. The First Lady, who didn't make light of the important role the women of this very old profession play in Haitian society, ushered in the facility and program by recalling the discipline's importance.

With its target being the implementation of a development plan plus human resource management in the fields of maternal and newborn care, and also family planning, the program established necessary changes to the way in which midwives are trained in the country.

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Lycee Philippe Guerrier and Jean Baptiste Boukman in Cap-haitian under attack

It has been reported that School children from two popular schools in the city of Cap-Haitian were the object of attacks this morning.

According to the report, some individuals who are not Police came in this morning and released tear gas.

several school children from the Lycee Jean Baptiste Boukman were hospitalized after inhaling tear gas. They were taken to Hospital Justinien in Cap-Haitien

So far noone knows who did the act but according to some, it is likely done by those against the appointment of head of the institution

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Haiti Education System is useless, show me otherwise!

Children in school in Boucan Carre

How many of you believe that our education system has a lot to do with our inability to change Haiti? Making us into: "Aristrokrat Dyol Printi"; "Ti France", "Mwe Pa Min Moun Avek-ou". To tell you the truth, these are what I see our education system is good for.

We are proud of speaking French than the French born citizen. Our love to use French words in our sentences so complicated and so rare in usage that the a typical French citizen would probably ask you to provide some translation for then

Unfortunately, this is the most important thing I have learned from my education in Haiti.

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Room to Learn Program to make Public Education a Reality

US Education Sec. Arne Duncan in Haiti

The government of Haiti (GOH) has been talking for years about making public education free and accessible for all school-age children. But the steps toward that goal have yet to be actualized. Monies deposited in the Education Fund (EF) have oftentimes been used for other purposes. The latest attempt at creating a free school system in Haiti has come through the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) $15 million grant to increase literacy rates, which are now at 50%.

Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, flew to Haiti on a visit to join Mark Feierstein, USAID's Associate Administrator, and President Michel Martelly, to announce the inception of the Room to Learn program, an international initiative to make education more available to children world-wide. Haiti has been chosen as one of six target nations for this program. Christie Vilsack, USAID's International Education Senior Advisor, said the goals of Room to Learn are to ensure children in conflict- and crisis-ridden areas get safe access to schooling.

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Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe Speaks at Azure College Commencement Ceremony

Azure College an Elite Institution

Laurent Lamothe, Prime Minister of Haiti, attended the commencement ceremony at Azure College Nursing School in Fort Lauderdale in early August. As a keynote speaker, he stood before a gathering of graduate nursing students, their professors, and the Diaspora elite.

During Lamothe's talk, he encouraged graduates to apply their knowledge to be of service in their home towns. He congratulated them on earning their degrees and acknowledged the hard work and perseverance it took to finish their coursework.

He spoke of the establishment of Azure College by newly immigrated Haitians, who assimilated into American culture by gaining accreditation for Azure College. He added Azure College School of Nursing has distinguished itself, with a success rate of 100% job placements.

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Around 14,000 candidates for baccalaureate excluded of official exam in Haiti

It was confirmed by National Office of State Examination's Director, Renan Michel that all preparations have been made for welcoming nearly 745,000 candidates for official exams to be held during the period June 19 through July 12. The Director reported that 6th and 9th fundamental years' cards were already distributed and the baccalaureate candidates' cards were also distributed to the Departmental Directorates. He also reported that the selection of the supervisors as well as examination centers was already completed for the entire territory.

Education Ministry's Deputy Director General Ecclésiaste Télémaque stated that the quality of the subjects of examination will be precise and clear and the degree of difficult will match to what has been taught during the academic year.

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University of Ethnology Students Battle Police Over Student Killing

University of Ethnology - Faculte D'ethnologie

The government of Haiti (GOH) has low tolerance when it comes to democratic demonstrations. Last fall--for unknown reasons--the Haitian National Police (HNP) fired at and killed a student on the University of Haiti school grounds. Five other students were taken into custody and jailed before charges were dropped and they were freed.

Angered by the killing, Ethnology students assembled to demonstrate. When the HNP arrived, they set fire to a classroom, burning everything in it. They also fired at length on the demonstrators to scatter them.

The HNP, a corrupt law-enforcement agency, has been infiltrated by former military officers of the Haitian National Army (HNA), whose ultimate aim is a government take-over. The HNP is infamous for perpetrating human-rights abuses while the GOH looks the other way. The HNP operates as if it were still under the control of François Duvalier, terrorist president of the 1950s and 60s.

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College Sainte Rose de Lima, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

College Sainte Rose de Lima in Port-au-Prince

College Sainte Rose de Lima is a congregation, a private school that is located in Grandes Antilles, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The school was created by Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny. Divided into two parts, the Sainte Rose de Lima operates as Primary and Secondary School. Sister of Presentation Pascal leads the primary school which consists of grades 1st to 6th. The secondary school on the other hand is led by Sister Anne Marie. The secondary school consists of 7th grade to Philosophy.

In College Sainte Rose de Lima, the building for primary school has a capacity of 40 students on an average for each classroom and there are 12 classrooms in total. For recreation, the primary school also has a playground-large-box in form of a small bar. The secondary school on the other hand has 14 classrooms that includes 2 classrooms built in the new building that was built and completed in the year 1994. The top floor holds the "former old box", language laboratory, computers, and Marian Youth room who were the former residents of the dormitory.

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College Soeurs de La Charite de Saint-Louis de Bourdon or St Louis de Bourdon

College Saint-Louis de Bourdon in Port-au-Prince

Collège Soeurs de La Charité de Saint-Louis de Bourdon or St Louis de Bourdon is a Roman Catholic Institution held privately. Located at the central point between Petionville and Port-au-Prince in the Bourdon borough of Haiti, the school has always followed the education system that has long prevailed in Haiti. Thus, St Louis de Bourdon offers both primary and secondary schools. The primary school includes grade K to grade 6 while the secondary schools extends from grade 7 to philosophy grade.

The Collège Soeurs de La Charité de Saint-Louis de Bourdon or St Louis de Bourdon was founded by a France based congregation called Sisters of Charity of St. Louis. The person who played the instrumental role in founding the congregation in 1803 was Marie Louise Elizabeth de Lamoignon. The goal of the ever expanding congregation was to impart education to young women globally and the same goal led the congregation to open the college in Haiti.

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