- Posted January 17, 2013 by
port au prince, Haiti
Teachers Call to Action
iReporter and country music professional; Edward Addams go on the road to help build a training center for Haiti. Currently the poorest country in the world!
Edward Addams started a campaign today along with his colleague in Haiti; Sara Wolf (haitiedu.com), to build a training center to help educate and keep teachers in Haiti up to date with current teachings.
The training center is a much needed facility due to the loss of so many teachers lives in the massive earthquake that rocked Haiti's shores 3 years ago; January 12.
With so many new teachers entering the education system and government funds tied up in politics, Edward and Sara took matters into their own hands.
Sara, a graduate from Harvard Graduate school, has taught in New York for many years when she went to Haiti to help impoverished children. While there the earthquake struck and she found herself becoming a life saver, instead of teacher.
Sara met Edward; who was at the time working in country music doing a promotion during the Country Music Awards week in Nashville, TN, when he reached out to Sara to see how he could help Haiti.
Edward felt a calling coming from the country and has not stopped feeling it to this day.
Sara and Edward launched a worldwide campaign, focusing on the US today called HaitiEDU.com! Edward plans to go across country talking to radio and schools trying to spread the word about the campaign.
The campaign is called HaitiEDU, showing its support for education and can be found at Haitiedu.com; where they are using fundRazr to help their plight.
Edward is spreading the message of $1, a donation he feels every teacher can afford and with 7.2 million teachers in the US, he feels he can make an impact. "I won't stop till I've traveled the US spreading the word. I know teachers have the biggest hearts and will understand our mission! Together we will help children, which is what every teacher wants. To be able to help another teacher help children is just icing on the cake!" says Edward.
Keep an eye out as you may hear their PSA on the radio or see them on TV. They depend on people spreading the word for them, because without you its not possible.
We look forward to seeing their cause succeed!