College Catts Pressoir
Summary: College Catts Pressoir promotes innovative thinking and experience-based learning among primary and secondary school students in Haiti. Through this program, students are able to hone their 21 century skills and apply their knowledge in the service of their community. --- College Catts Pressoir is transforming the education system in Haiti by introducing a focus on innovation in science and technology. Students are encouraged to work in teams and use creativity and imagination to apply the concepts they learn in the classroom to address critical needs in their community. While the traditional educational system in Haiti relies on memorization and passive classroom participation, College Catts Pressoir promotes innovative thin...
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Description of Scale and Reach
After encountering some resistance to the curriculum changes three decade ago, the program grew significantly and welcomes 700 learners every year. College Catts Pressoir has been selected as one of the 10 Champions of the Re-imaging Learning Challenge By LEGO Foundation. It is considered by Ashoka as the first changemaker school for Latin America and the Caribbean and as a reference for Haiti by the Minister of Education. The program has been presented around Haiti and hopes to duplicate across the country.