If there is one, it isn’t apparent from this fact sheet published by the U.S. State Department yesterday. According to this fact sheet, the challenge facing Haiti includes “an adult literacy rate of just over 50 percent.” However, none of Haiti’s or USAID’s strategies or accomplishments outlined in the sections that follow appear to address adult literacy. This could just be an oversight by the author(s) of the fact sheet, but if so, that’s telling in itself.
Efforts to improve children’s education are focused on raising the literacy rates of a future generation of adults, not the current one. I’m curious what is being done to raise the literacy rate of the adult population in Haiti right now.