Haitian American Non-Profit Organization

Non-Profit Highlight: Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti)

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If we want a better tomorrow for Haiti, we have to create it.

Our Non-Profit organization highlight is Anseye Pou Ayiti. Anseye Pou Ayiti’s CEO and Co-Founder, Nedgine Paul, is the daughter of a schoolteacher and principal. Nedgine has returned home to help solve the country’s crisis of educational inequity and ineffectiveness by using the organization and placing teachers in existing underserved primary schools, including the school that Nedgine’s father once led.

Anseye Pou Ayiti seeks to recruit and train high-quality teachers both top graduates of Haitian universities, and current teachers already working in classrooms across Haiti as drivers of a quality transformation for Haitian schools. To redefine the teaching profession by promoting instructional excellence, Anseye Pou Ayiti will recruit top talent for rural schools, provide ongoing training, and develop a network of alumni leaders serving as lifetime allies for education reform.

Anseye Pou Ayiti transformational teaching and leadership will equip all children with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to achieve their full potential with equal opportunity, pursue lives of mutual prosperity, and contribute to a more enlightened 21st-century world.

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Within five years, Anseye Pou Ayiti goal is to  improve student outcomes so 100% of the students pass the national exams and pursue secondary education. Anseye Pou Ayiti is much more than a two-year fellowship.  They will invest in top Haitian talent for the long haul, so Anseye Pou Ayiti alumni ambassadors remain in Haiti and fill a critical gap in local capacity.

TeachforHaitiVL1_4574More about Nedgine Paul.

Nedgine Paul is the co-founder and CEO of Anseye Pou Ayiti, which seeks to raise education outcomes in rural Haiti by promoting teacher excellence and student success. Originally from Haiti, Nedgine has maintained ongoing involvement in community service and youth development programs.

Her roles at Achievement First, the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, and WorldTeach included opportunities to manage recruitment, staff orientation, tutoring, and governance duties, as well as the development of a school principal residency program.

Most recently, Nedgine worked with Partners In Health to manage onboarding, benefits, and workforce planning for the organization’s transnational teams. She also co-developed and facilitated management training for over 150 staff, primarily in Haiti. Nedgine is a graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), where she conducted extensive research about the historical, cultural, and socioeconomic factors contributing to Haiti’s school system and in 2012 co-led a teacher training seminar in Haiti. She is a recipient of the National Merit Scholarship, a Phi Beta Kappa inductee, and selected as an HGSE cohort Commencement Marshal. In 2014, she was named among the top global social innovators by Echoing Green.”

To learn more about the organization visit their website here.

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