Although education is most prevalent in the Caribbean

Although education is most prevalent in the Caribbean, one of Haiti’s main disadvantages in reducing poverty is illiteracy due to a poor educational structure. According to world worldbank.org, almost all schools in Haiti are privately run, about 90% of schools were private, they was diverse and are run by religious organizations, non-governmental organizations or for profit institutions. Because schools in Haiti are operated by private entities, with the expectation of earning a profit, families that are less fortunate cannot afford such luxury, therefore, the minority are left without access to education which every child should have a right to. The difficult economic situation in Haiti has rendered families incapable to meeting the direct and indirect costs of education, leading to the withdrawal of children, especially girls, from school. Some parents have resorted to dividing one education between two children. In this situation children take turns going to schools. This phenomenon has contributed to the problem of high repetition rates. Repetition, in turn, increases the cost of education to families, this result in some families being less willing or unable to spend what little money they have on school fees, uniforms, and textbooks. The high dropout rate is not reflective of a Haitian disregard for or disinterest in education; rather, it is an unfortunate consequence of limited family resources (United States institute of peace).