Below is an article by Trenton Daniel concerning the increasing use of Haitian Kreyol in schools - which is a good thing. In a hemisphere dominated by Spanish and English, French remains the language of the Haitian elite. While true that Haiti has produced artists of note who worked in French, countless children didn't have a chance at a good education because they were instructed in a language neither they nor their teachers were comfortable with. Learning multiple languages makes sense - but so does being tought in (and proud of) your first language.
Imagine you are working in a setting affected by a natural disaster, conflict, or both. How would you determine the number of liters of water per day beneficiaries need? How many calories of food per day? How many latrines for how many people? What level of malnutrition signals an emergency? Look no further than the Sphere Handbook, a set of minimum standards and indicators that represents the strong consensus of the international humanitarian community on these and other issues. The handbook is a useful tool for planning, carrying out, and evaluating humanitarian assistance programs. As of today, it is available in Kreyol. Please share with your Haitian counterparts.