About the Challenge

In the first-ever Students Rebuild Challenge, students raised funds to benefit those affected by the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. Students Rebuild partnered with Architecture for Humanity and Global Nomads Group so students and educators could respond with their hearts, minds and creativity to raise much-needed funding for school reconstruction. 

Approximately 105 teams (about 3,400 students) from nine countries met the Challenge and supported their faraway peers. All funds raised by Students Rebuild teams were matched dollar for dollar by the Bezos Family Foundation and netted a total of $350,000 towards reconstruction.  

Through a curriculum including webcasts and interactive videoconferencing with Haitian students, Students Rebuild teams also got the unique opportunity to broaden their horizons and global understanding. 

The beneficiaries of the Students Rebuild Haiti Challenge are the Haitian students, families and faculty of four schools that serve primary and secondary students around the country who suffered from the aftereffects of the earthquake.

Funds raised through the Challenge were used to rebuild four Haitian schools. Learn more about each school project on our Reconstructing Schools page. Read the full journey in Haiti on our blog. View frequently asked questions on our FAQs page.