Students on a mission in San Francisco

By August 16, 2010Service Learning Projects

A month after the earthquake in Haiti, students at Mission High School took to the halls, selling slices of pizza to raise money to donate. Students raised more than $500 selling pizza to send to a Haitian K-12 school named Sopudep on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. 

Sopudep was established by grassroots activists to serve some of the poorest families around the capital.

Additionally, Social Studies teachers Roth and Aimee Riechel have made it their mission to integrate Haiti’s history into their curriculum. They cover the Haitian revolution as an embodiment of the values set forth by Americans in their struggle for independence.

Mission High School is planning additional fund raising programs. The school’s video class aired a feature on Sopudep during the weekly TV announcements. The school’s Black Student Union intends to adopt the Haitian school and begin a pen-pal program.

Read more about the school’s community service on their school website and in the schools newsletter.

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  • Rungtiwa says:

    Je pense que c’est une tre8s bonne initiative le fait que USAID ait cioshi cette vide9o pour la semaine pre9ce9dent la Journe9e Mondiale de la Femme. C’est une reconnaissance de nos efforts pour le changement de la condition de la femme dans la socie9te9 haitienne. Je suis tre8s contente d’avoir participe9 e0 ce programme!!1