- A new joint initiative by MIT and Haiti will see the Ivy League school bringing STEM education to that country's citizens in their native Kreyól language.
- In collaboration with professors and educators from numerous Haitian institutions, the project--funded by the National Science Foundation and MIT--will translate MIT-developed, technologically-based open education resources into Kreyól, and evaluate its effectiveness after distributing it.
- MIT linguistics professor and Haiti native Michel DeGraff believes that more Haitian education should occur in the Kreyól language, which he feels has been marginalized in classrooms, but he stresses that the initiative isn't meant to replace French.
From the article:
... “This government will make every effort to make this initiative a big success,” Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said at the signing ceremony in MIT’s Vannevar Bush Room. “Haiti is moving forward.” ...