• Cool Kid Kesia Lavelle brings the gift of soccer to children in Haiti Cool Kid Kesia Lavelle brings the gift of soccer to children in Haiti

    Cool Kid Kesia Lavelle brings the gift of soccer to children in Haiti

Cool Kid Kesia Lavelle brings the gift of soccer to children in Haiti

MISSION HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — When 17 year old Kesia Lavelle was just a freshman, she had the opportunity to travel to Haiti, to teach English to 4th graders. “I was really looking for an experience that would better me as a whole,” Lavelle said. What she saw there deeply affected her. http://abc7.com/society/cool-kid-kesia-lavelle-brings-the-gift-of-soccer-to-children-in-haiti/3479249/

  • ‘Mortel High Hopes for Haiti Foundation’ Gifts Impoverished with Education ‘Mortel High Hopes for Haiti Foundation’ Gifts Impoverished with Education

    ‘Mortel High Hopes for Haiti Foundation’ Gifts Impoverished with Education

‘Mortel High Hopes for Haiti Foundation’ Gifts Impoverished with Education

Writer Mary Klaus of The Catholic Witness Newspaper of the Diocese of Harrisburg, details the story of how the words of Dr. Mortel’s mother, “this would not have happened if I had been educated,” led to what we know today as The Mortel High Hopes for Haiti Foundation. Read the impactful article about the recent trip to Haiti for the dedication ceremony of the Patricia Chairs Preschool and see how this school is shaping the future of […]

  • Go and Do the Same book by Dr. Rod Mortel
    New Book Coming Soon from Dr. Mortel New Book Coming Soon from Dr. Mortel

    New Book Coming Soon from Dr. Mortel

New Book Coming Soon from Dr. Mortel

Dr. Rod Mortel’s new book, “Go, And Do The Same” is coming soon! In it, he shares his reflections, insights and visions on two life-long passions: education and his homeland of Haiti. It is inspirational for anyone seeking to effect change, provide for a better future or learn more about a remarkable man and his mission to “Empower Through Education”. More info will be coming soon!  PRE ORDER YOUR COPY>>

Alumni Who Sponsor – Marina

After I visited Haiti, I knew that I had to sponsor a student… “Here in the United States, we are so blessed to have access to really great schools that provide great education and opportunities to better your future. All the students I met in Haiti were so kind and smart and they deserved the same kind of opportunities I’ve always had. Anything I could do to help even one student was worth it. I […]

  • Spreading Like Branches of a Tree Spreading Like Branches of a Tree

    Spreading Like Branches of a Tree

Spreading Like Branches of a Tree

15 Years Later, One Alum Remains Connected as Her Sponsored Student Prepares to Graduate By Abby Taylor, Haiti Alumna 2003 Nearly fifteen years ago I was selected by Rodrigue Mortel to go to Haiti for a week and play with kindergarten students. I was 18. Ever since I can remember I have been highly interested in travel and other cultures; as a young child I learned to read on comic books that were essentially National […]

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