Finn Church Aid (FCA) focuses its actions on strengthening the education sector, for example by providing children access to school and developing the quality of education. After the 2010 earthquake, FCA has constructed over 340 temporary learning spaces and 14 permanent schools. In 2015 and 2016, FCA will build an additional 10 permanent schools with its local partner and the Haitian Ministry of Education.
All schools built by Finn Church Aid are earthquake resistant and constitute a safe learning environment for the children. The schools have been built in the most devastated regions of the 2010 earthquake. FCA has also provided the schools with supplies, kitchens, water and sanitation. To strengthen the administration and quality of education, school committees have been established in the schools with school directors, teachers, students, parents and the surrounding community as members.
We support teacher training in human rights, gender equality and children’s rights. We also provide first aid training and help schools and communities to prepare for future disasters.