New president takes power in struggling Haiti - World news - Haiti - msnbc.com:
"Charismatic pop star-turned-president Michel Martelly takes over Haiti on Saturday promising to rebuild its earthquake-devastated capital, develop the long-neglected countryside and build a modern army.
The 50-year-old performer known to Haitians as 'Sweet Micky' was swept to power in March 20 presidential runoff by Haitians tired of past leaders who failed to provide even basic services, such as decent roads, water and electricity in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country"
Remember we are still collecting school supplies (notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, calculators), small toys, soccer balls, sheet music, used lap top computers, and musical instruments for schools in Haiti. Also in conjunction with HaitiScholarships we want to get more Haitians in schools! For less a dollar a day a student can be enrolled in school. Get involved! No matter where you are, no matter who you are, you can make a difference.