Ouanaminthe

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Ouanaminthe
Wanament / Wanamèt
Ouanaminthe is located in Haiti
Ouanaminthe
Ouanaminthe
Location in Haiti
Coordinates: 19°33′0″N 71°44′0″W / 19.55000°N 71.73333°W / 19.55000; -71.73333Coordinates: 19°33′0″N 71°44′0″W / 19.55000°N 71.73333°W / 19.55000; -71.73333
Country Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti
Department Nord-Est
Arrondissement Ouanaminthe

Ouanaminthe (Haitian Creole: Wanament or Wanamèt; Spanish: Juana Méndez) is a commune located in the Nord-Est Department of Haiti. It contains about 100,000 people including immediate areas. The Massacre River is located between Ouanaminthe and Dajabón in the Dominican Republic. The border crossing to Dajabón is one of the four chief land crossings to the Dominican Republic. Ouanaminthe has several elementary schools including "St-Francois Xavier","St-Francois d'Assise","CFCP", "Sur le Rocher" and "L'institution de l'Univers" congreganist schools. Also, there are over 10 secondary schools, including a Lycée, a public school, and a Law school (public university). Haitians living in Ouanaminthe are allowed to cross the border to Dajabón only two days per week, mainly for the market on Mondays and Fridays at Dajabón. Therefore, the Haitians are permitted to temporarily cross the bridge to sell their goods which mainly consist of the supplies donated to them by various organizations. In 2010, the new bridge and the new market store, funded by the European Union was opened.

Ouanaminthe has many small schools. The majority of them belong to churches. The Lycée Capois La Mort was located in the "Arobouk nan gran ri a" now move to "Sans". Most of the school are elementary. When students reach 7th grade, many move to a bigger city or to another school. Haiti's educational system is constituted of four parts.
1) Kindergarten
2) "Primaire" Primary school(equivalence U.S.'s 1st through 6th grade in the US)
3) "Secondaire" Secondary School (equivalence of U.S.'s 7th through 11th grade plus Rheto and Philo)
4) "Université" University

Currently there are five new primary schools under construction, funded by Foie et Joie (Faith and Joy) under the patronage of Jesuit Refugee Service as well as Solidaridad Fronteriza.

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