On our walk, we visited a local public school for early childhood. This school reminded me both of my Honduran classroom, and of Californian schools, with their open air, outside access. The rooms were very traditional-looking, of a decent size, but horribly overcrowded. One Haitian immigrant told me that the public schools here are subpar, due to the fact that they are free to the public.
After visiting the public school, we visited the DREAM Project, a center for school-aged boys and girls. The DREAM Project offers a variety of after-school programs, extracurricular activities (including several sports teams), and various other activities, including several Montessori classrooms for young children. The Montessori classrooms were much better equipped than Tres Mariposas, so I can only assume that the DREAM Project receives more and greater donations.
It is possible that we will return to the barrio on Monday. I am excited to visit again, but sad that our trip is nearly completed.