Wyclef Jean's Hopes For Haiti

<b>Scott Pelley</b> On The Rock Star's Efforts To Help His Homeland

"The first thing we have to do is to get these kids to rise up. They self-esteems. They always walking in the streets with their head like this. They felt like everybody forgot them. So, if I could start an organization where there's programs, and they feel like people care. I felt that that would be a start," Wyclef explained.

"Yele" derives from a Creole word that means to scream. Asked why he chose this name, Wyclef told Pelley, "Because I want you to hear us."

Wyclef's Yele Haiti helps feed 50,000 people a month with food donated by the U.N. Yele is spending $100,000 a year on athletic programs for kids, and it sponsors almost 7,000 students, contributing nearly a million dollars a year to schools, supplies and meals for the children.

"Paint this picture for me. What are the needs here in Cite Soleil?" Pelley asked.

"We need to create jobs. We need job creations here," Wyclef explained.

"But you know what people say about this. This is the poorest neighborhood in the entire Western Hemisphere, maybe one of the poorest in the world. It's too dangerous. You can't do things here," Pelley said.

"My response to the critics is that, you know, past the danger is opportunity," Wyclef replied.

People reached out to touch him, shoved family pictures at him, and pressed their ID cards into his hand. The IDs were handed to him, Wyclef explained, because the people want to work for Yele.

Asked what his goals are, Wyclef said, "If I can get to a level where I start to get the rest of the world to care about Haiti, I will feel that Yele has made a difference."