The challenge is open to students and educators at junior high and high schools worldwide.
- Funds raised will be matched dollar for dollar up to $500,000 by the Bezos Family Foundation. All donations go through Architecture for Humanity toward the Haiti School Initiative.
- Donations can be made through the ChipIn widget provided, the Architecture for Humanity donation form (using Paypal), or via check sent to Architecture for Humanity, c/o Sarah Bush, 848 Folsom Street Suite 201, San Francisco, CA, 94107, with "Students Rebuild" and the team name specified in the memo line.
Get Involved in Haiti
- Identify your team within your school or community–enlist friends, peers, parents and teachers. Select an adult sponsor to handle the money and make the donations via check or through your Team Page ChipIn widget.
- Register your team and we will contact you with more information about how to get involved.
- Select a team captain to represent your team in conference calls with other teams across and beyond North America. The captain will coordinate with Students Rebuild to discuss and publicize team events, and help inspire other teams along the way.
- Organize your community to support building new schools in Haiti. Donations will be tallied and recognized at the end of the challenge.
- Stay tuned to Students Rebuild–through the Field Notes blog, Webumentaries, Team Success Stories, a Flickr feed, Facebook and Twitter–to keep up on the emerging conversation of rebuilding in Haiti.
On March 21, 2011, Students Rebuild launched a program to support rebuilding efforts in Sendai. The challenge is open to young people of all ages worldwide.
- Paper Cranes for Japan calls to students of all ages to make and mail cranes to Students Rebuild by April 15, 2011, to trigger a $200,000 donation from the Bezos Family Foundation–$2 for every crane received.
- The 100,000-plus cranes will be woven into an art installation in a school or youth facility being rebuilt by Architecture for Humanity in Japan. Learn more about the challenge and how to get involved.
- Architecture for Humanity brings global design and building experience as well disaster-relief design and building expertise to the partnership. Its disaster relief work in the Gulf Coast and Sri Lanka produced replicable models for effective reconstruction of devastated communities.
- The Bezos Family Foundation brings its commitment to education, its belief in students as leaders, and a challenge grant designed specifically to rebuild schools in Haiti. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $500,000 ($2,500 matching limit per school).
- Global Nomads Group will tap its global network of 2,000 schools to connect students and educators across the world with students and educators in Haiti via their videoconferencing programs.