Interview: Haiti's online classroom
Education is precarious at the best of times in Haiti. Overcrowded, underesourced and few and far between, many schools struggle to provide students with even the basics. Lakou Kajou is a bright spot in this panorama. It’s a series of videos and other educational media distributed to schools around the country. It is produced by the US based NGO, Blue Butterfly, in assocation with Haitian artists, designers and educational experts. The videos are bright and cheery, well-made, and... in Haitian Creole, which as we will hear, is quite unusual. After some resistance, the videos have been well-received by students, parents and teachers. Then the pandemic hit, and the team had to scramble once again to reach Haitian students. Production manager, Alexandrine Benjamin tells us her story.