Haiti Music School

Changemaker: Matheus Oretga

Country of Implementation: Haiti


Before the earthquake in January 2010, Haiti already had 60% of its population living in abject poverty, and more than 80% unemployed. As a result of the tragic natural disaster, there were millions of idle people in the streets, dreaming of a better future.

Many of these people are specially gifted in craftsmanship, arts, and rhythm. If they are given

a chance to develop their abilities, they can be a beacon of hope to other talented ambitious young Haitians that wish to achieve great dreams. That is why Matheus started a music school as music has the power of changing the life perspective of some willing talented artists, who can be the catalysts of the transformation of hundreds of people in their

communities.