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Carel Pedre

Carel Pedre is a Haitian radio and TV personality, journalist, director, producer, and philanthropist. As the host of Radio One’s Chokarella, Haiti’s number one morning show, and the TV Shows “Kiyès Ki Towo A” and “Digicel Stars” Haiti’s premier talent search, Pedre has established himself as a key figure in Haiti’s entertainment industry. When the devastating earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, the island was completely cut off from the rest of the world. Pedre was instrumental in informing news outlets around the world of Haiti’s dire situation.  As a result, Pedre became Haiti’s de facto international media correspondent during the immediate post-disaster efforts, and was dubbed by French media as “The Eye of Haiti,” and “The Host with the Big Heart.” For his exceptional coverage of the post-disaster efforts, he was awarded the Humanitarian Shorty Award in 2012. Carel Pedre has continued his humanitarian efforts through the Sunday Project, a small grassroots food distribution program he started with close friends, which distributes food to children in Cité Soleil, one of Haiti’s most disadvantaged cities. In addition Pedre supports a wide range of development initiatives throughout the country by highlighting their initiatives to a broad audience and serving as an advisor. Pedre visited SOIL’s compost site in 2021 and produced this stunning video, showcasing SOIL’s process to a Kreyol speaking audience.