Haiti's post-earthquake tent cities house many willing students who lack accessible education. Educator Alzire Rocourt has a passion for teaching and a vision for change.

Working with nothing but her sweet voice, an old chalkboard and some cardboard posters, Rocourt teaches Haitian children about the music of Chopin, Beethoven and other classical composers. "School has become for them the way to hope," she said.

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As Haiti continues its recovery from the January earthquake, reconstruction in the country takes many forms. With a literacy rate of about 50 percent, Haiti's education system has struggled to provide for its youth, especially those living in rural areas. The disaster only exacerbated the pervasive institutional problems faced by the country's few reforming educators.

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