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Hope For Haiti from Gabriel Diamond on Vimeo.

In the weeks immediately following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Pearson people and businesses
donated more than a half-million dollars for immediate disaster response and the creation of temporary classrooms and schools for the children most affected.

At the same time, Penguin author Jesse Watson began writing Hope for Haiti, a personally illustrated story that shares the powerful link between a heartbroken country’s past and its hopes for the future.

A year later, Jesse and representatives from Penguin and the Pearson Foundation went to Haiti to share this story, now translated into Creole, and to provide additional support and assistance to On My Mind Foundation’s efforts there.

Shot and Edited by Gabriel Diamond.
Canon 7D, Final Cut Pro.

Hope For Haiti

Inspiring author Jesse Watson writes a book about a kid in Haiti who finds a soccer ball and becomes a soccer star. We Give Books brings him to Haiti to give away copies of the book and do art projects with kids.