Anseye Pou Ayiti’s fellowship programming equips local leaders with the skills, competencies, and mindsets they need to change the trajectory of students’ lives and communities. Through our work, APA aims to reclaim community as the source of our power. We are breaking down the wall between classroom and community, focusing on equipping those who have lived the reality of inequity. They are the solution-bearers of genuine transformation in communities.
APA’s approach to educational justice focuses on trauma-informed pedagogy and healing to begin the process of dismantling systems of oppression, and ultimately unlock the power of Haiti’s culture and identity. We work with teacher-leaders – plus parent and school director programming – to address the harm of practices such as instruction in a foreign language, rote memorization, corporal punishment, and learning methods which disregard local culture.
For next three years, APA’s objective is community-level proof points – what it looks like when an entire community works collectively toward educational justice. Over time, our movement will be led by 50,000 civic leaders proud of their identity, and who redefine true leadership as rooted in collective action.