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Walking—and Dreaming—Again in Haiti
Ever since Oscar was old enough to kick a ball across a dusty sports field in Port-au-Prince, his dream has been to play professional soccer—and also follow in the technological and philanthropic footsteps of his idol, Bill Gates. Those aspirations were very much alive for Oscar, now 23, in the moments just before the January 2010 earthquake tore through the walls of his three-story high school, killing all but two of his classmates. Oscar escaped with his life, but he lost 250,000 of his Haitian brothers and sisters—and his right leg—to one of this century’s worst natural disasters.
JDC Field Blog
Reflections on the 3rd Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake
On the 3rd anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, the Global Director of JDC’s International Development Program examines the way we bring our professional expertise to bear to save lives and rebuild communities following natural and man-made disasters.