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I'm Nittai Malchin, a senior at Palo Alto High School in CA and the founder of One Love Advocates. Our mission is to do whatever possible to improve access to education in communities that are struggling with destructive or endemic problems. My immediate focus is helping kids in Haiti gain access to educational opportunities. I recently traveled to Haiti, and I will be documenting my trip on this site. There are 4 sections (see navigation above) to my mini site: (1) my blog where i document my activities, impressions and thoughts from Haiti (2) About One Love where you can read more about the initiative (3) Support One Love where you can learn how to get involved, donate or help (4) contact info. And on the right sidebar you will find more info such as links to other sites, feeds, photos, videos, and ways to contact me or share One Love with others. Also, check out the cool toolbar on the bottom of your screen to see our videos, photos, and Facebook page, for translations, and more. Thank you for visiting and feel free to share your thoughts.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Earthquake in Haiti

Wow. Just a couple days ago, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, and has yielded horrific results. Buildings have been destroyed, people have lost their homes, family, friends, hope, and even their lives.

The entire world has been tuning in to the news to see what advancements have been made through relief efforts and programs. Unfortunately, very little has been done. The major airport has been undergone significant damage from the earthquake, making it difficult to enter the country. At this point, there isn't much we can do other than send the people of Haiti our best wishes.

I feel like it's our responsibility to help out the struggling men, women, and children of Haiti. Despite these tough economic times, we, in the U.S., are currently in a far better situation than the Haitians now. Although I can't relate to the losses that they've endured, I can only imagine the difficulties that come with losing your home and family. Being taken out of your comfort zone so dramatically and being subject to such danger seems unbearable, yet the Haitians continue to fight and surprise us with their resiliency.

It's important that we don't simply let this slide out of our attention. We need to help out in any way that we can, as soon as we can. Let me know how you feel about the recent tragedy in Haiti.