The Afterschool Tutoring Program is located at a private school in the community of Cayes Jacmel. The school – St Anne’s – once had 250 children who attended each year in grades K through 12. This number has significantly diminished over the past few years because parents are unable to afford the tuition and school fees.
Due to lack of funds, the principal is losing some of his best teachers because he is unable to pay his staff. He cannot provide lunch to the children, so they are left without a healthy hot meal during the day, since most families are unable to provide one.
Additionally, the school is in disrepair structurally. The vast majority of classrooms have corrugated metal walls and roofing, and are filled with broken chairs and tables.