Wyclef’s Foundation Uplifts Haiti
Grammy Award winner and Fugees member, Wyclef Jean, testified on Capitol Hill yesterday (March 14) about development efforts in Haiti. During his testimony before the Subcommittee of the Western Hemisphere Committee on Foreign Affairs at the U.S. House of Representatives, Wyclef addressed Haiti’s need for economic and social development. “After some 200 years of neglect, almost everything is a priority in Haiti: health, education, infrastructure, jobs, security, justice — all that’s needed to achieve a healthy economy and a stable, vibrant society,” he said. After the hearing, Wyclef also announced that his foundation — Yele Haiti — was forming a new partnership with KATA, a U.S. development program. The partnership will advance economic stability in Haiti through job creation and education. Haiti, which is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, has been a big focus for Wyclef. His foundation, Yele Haiti, was formed in 2005 and funds projects in education, healthcare and community development.