Thousands of Haitian parents are finding relief in an education program helping them to cover the costs of school for their children. The program is also training new teachers to meet a growing need in the country, still recovering from the massive earthquake two years ago.
Bankrolled by a roster of Hollywood celebrities, the Academy of Peace and Justice is earthquake ravaged Haiti’s first free secondary school and draws hundreds of children from Port au Prince’s biggest slums. Despite billions of dollars pledged by donors to help Haiti rebuild, reconstruction efforts remain painstakingly slow. However, the Artists for Peace and Justice, a group of Hollywood stars including Clint Eastwood, Penelope Cruz, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman among others, partnered with a local Haitian foundation to help build the secondary school.