Findings from the survey
The recent survey by the FAFO Research Foundation and the Institut Haitien de l’Enfance shows that 29 percent of children of school age do not attend school, with a further breakdown of this figure showing that the main stated reason for nonattendance (13.62 percent) is the inability to afford school fees. Other stated reasons include:
lack of funding for additional school costs, school closure, young age, lack of familial permission, and lack of necessary identification papers. 1.51 percent of children do not enroll for other reasons than the above, while lack of time, disinterest and repeated exam failure make up 0.28 percent, 0.96 percent and 0.41 percent of the reasons why children do not attend school.
The figures go on to show that a staggering 81.16 percent of children receive no support for schooling, while 10.45 percent of children receive support for education from family members and 8.39 percent get support from non-family members. A further breakdown of these figures show that 26 percent of financial support for schooling comes from the state or other organizations, with 21.46 percent coming from other relatives while parents are responsible for 16.37 percent with other non-relatives, godparents and the children themselves, making up 7.70 percent, 1.24 percent and 0.28 percent respectively.