Education: Target: Haiti

UNESCO, almost walleyed from trying to see everything globally, last week focused its eyes down on 20 square miles of the earth's surface. As its first target in teaching the world's untaught, it had picked southern Haiti.

Haiti's Marbial section was almost ideal for the experiment. Of its 26,000 inhabitants, three out of four can neither read nor write. They speak a Creole dialect of French, live in thatched huts with dirt floors, suffer from worms, decaying teeth, malaria and tuberculosis. A UNESCO expert, armed with films, books, posters and phonograph records, will work with a Haitian Government team to teach the...

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