High school student helps orphanage in Haiti

By Samantha Bryant - Reporter

Zak Myers is a junior at South Broward High School and an Eagle Scout working on a service project to help orphans in Haiti. But he won't be changing diapers or playing with the children. His focus is on solar energy. 

With donations, Myers was preparing to travel to Port-au-Prince in February. His plan is to install solar panels in February.

"I would love to keep working with solar electricity and continue widening that horizon," Myers said. 

His mom and members of Hollywood CARES, a nonprofit based in Broward County, will be working with him at Project Papillon, an orphanage that tends to about 30 children

They have been getting support from Hollywood Cares, a partnership between a synagogue and a Presbyterian church, for the last few years.

Myers said he plans to continue to put his interest on energy efficiency to use. 

"There’s definitely a future to it," Myers said. "I’m not quite done yet."

For more information or to support Myer's efforts, e-mail EagleProject@zakmyers.com.

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