Wyclef Jean has reportedly resigned as the leader of his charity Yele Haiti.
The wheels are spinning on Wyclef’s latest decision to throw in his bid for President of Haiti. Though Wyclef plans on announcing his decision later on today on CNN’s Larry King Live, his latest decision speaks volumes.
According to the Associated Press, Wyclef has officially stepped down from his position as leader of his charity Yele Haiti as he prepares to announce his candidacy for the Haitian presidency.
In a statement released today, Wyclef announced his departure for his charity explaining that he is not “stepping down” from his commitment for Haiti. Instead, he is beginning a new chapter in his journey to help restore Haiti to a flourishing country.
Via an official statement,
“I am not stepping down in my commitment to Haiti. On the contrary, regardless of what path I take next, one thing is certain: My focus on helping Haiti turn a new corner will only grow stronger.”
According to reports, business man Derek Q will take on the responsibilities left by Jean for the organization.
Wyclef Jean started Yele Haiti in 2005 as a way to help his native homeland of Haiti. The foundation was put in place to assist in raising money and awareness about the detrimental living on the island and the many problems the Haitian people experienced living in Haiti.
After the earthquake struck in early January of this year, Wyclef quickly got to work in helping to restore the island, raising $9 million in donations. Out of the $9 million, $1.5 million has gone towards tent, water, food and other necessities for Haitians who have survived the quake.
Though Wyclef has come under fire for alleged improprieties, Jean maintains that the funds that have been earned through donations have gone to help the people of Haiti.
Wyclef Jean is scheduled to make his announcement regarding his bid for Haitian President, today (August 5, 2010) on CNN’s Larry King Live at 9pm ET.
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