Wyclef Jean Announces Plans to Open School in Haiti

February 5, 2009 By:
Wyclef Jean Announces Plans to Open School in Haiti

Haitian-born rapper, producer, social entrepreneur and Haitian Goodwill Ambassador Wyclef Jean has already changed thousands of lives in his home country, but that's not enough.

The Grammy award winning singer talked to Hollyscoop during the
ESPN the Magazine's NEXT Big Weekend in Tampa, Florida about his foundation Yéle Haiti and his future plans of opening a school in Haiti.

He said: "Right now we're just focusing with Yéle Haiti, it's the start of a new year. The next goal is to try to raise money so we can build a physical facility.

"I want to start working on building a school. It's going to be called the Yéle Center. Hopefully I can start the fundraiser in six month, and I have the model," he told Hollyscoop.com exclusively.

He added, "I want something that's sustainable for kids. One person got me out of Haiti, my parents got me to America. I took the dream back to Haiti. If I could just save one kid from that school and get the next Wyclef Jean or next Shakira, I'll be satisfied."

Before heading in to get the party started, Wyclef wanted to give a special shout out to fellow humanitarians Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Shakira. Check out our special video coverage of the singer below...