Local teenager builds library for needy children in Haiti – NBC 6 South Florida


A local teenage entrepreneur gives an education gift this holiday after helping secure funding to build in Haiti.

“When I heard that there weren’t any books in such a beautiful place, it blew me away,” said Taylor Moxey.

After learning that children living in a small town in Haiti did not have access to books, Moxey wanted to change that.

The 15-year-old entrepreneur and philanthropist from Palmetto Bay has his own non-profit organization, “The Taylor Moxey Foundation”. The organization focuses on empowering children through education and literacy.

His foundation joined forces with the Flying High for Haiti organization and raised funds to provide children with a library, an artistic and educational center on the island of Île-à-Vache.

“These kids love where they’re coming from so much and they don’t have access to the books and things that are super easy for us to have in America. So I wanted to bring them that, ”Moxey explained.

Due to the pandemic and the political roller coaster, the process of building the library center has been delayed. But earlier this month, the library gallop was over.

Now, the children of Île-à-Vache have their own library and have access to dozens of books.

“It’s a lot of preparation and a lot of effort that went into this project and luckily it’s finished and it’s beautiful and all the kids love it,” Moxey said.

On Tuesday afternoon, Moxey held a groundbreaking ceremony in honor of the opening of the center.


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