Hurricane Isaac recently devastated Haiti, and we all remember too well the awful earthquake the country suffered through in 2010. Haiti is dealing with many difficult and challenging issues, but a change for the better can be made, and Olivia Wilde knows one way you can help.
The always compassionate actress Tweeted:
take a tiny moment for the forgotten kids in the world. apjnow.org— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) August 31, 2012
Her link takes you to the site for Artists for Peace and Justice. The short video is quite inspiring — it shows a smart and bright-eyed six-year-old Haitian girl named Cassandra who really looks up to her big sis. Her older sister goes to the Artists for Peace and Justice School. Cassandra explains that if it weren’t for this great school, her sister wouldn’t be able to continue her education.
We get to see inside the school, and hear from students who want to have careers like doctors, nurses and teachers. This free education is giving them the chance to learn and it can help alleviate the poverty cycle that many Haitians are in.
Olivia isn’t just a casual Tweeter when it comes to Artists for Peace and Justice. She’s part of the Board of Directors, and other big names like Penelope Cruz, AnnaLynne McCord and Nicole Kidman, to name a few, are on the Advisory Board. The mission statement explains, “The organization’s immediate goal is to build schools to serve the poorest areas of Haiti, providing an education, hot meals, clean drinking water and regular medical treatments to the children living in the slums.” By helping out Artists for Peace and Justice, we can hear more good news coming from Haiti, and we all want that.
Learn how Artists for Peace and Justice have been empowering young Haitians.
Haiti has been badly hit by Isaac. You can help with the Red Cross.