Fairport, N.Y. - Two years ago a devastating earthquake killed an estimated 316,000 people.
Natasha Yogachandra returned to Martha Brown Middle School in Fairport Thursday to share letters written by children in Haiti.
Yogachandra attended Martha Brown as a child and traveled to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.
During her visit to the devastated country she brought letters Fairport students wrote to Haitian children.
Those penpals wrote letters back and Yogachandra brought them to Martha Brown for students to read.
"This was a great way for us to make the world a little smaller, to help students here at Martha Brown and at Fairport to better understand the world we live in," said Martha Brown teacher Scott Parker.
Martha Brown students said reading about the lives of children who survived the earthquake made them grateful for all that they have.
"There's some things that we just take for granted and I think we're really lucky to have everything we have," said student Victoria Kwasinski.
"It actually makes me inspired to do more things like, help other people," said student Max Lucia.
Yogachandra's goal is to encourage students to make a difference.
"It started so small and I know that anyone in this audience can do the same thing," said Natasha Yogachandra.
She co-founded the Hope is Life Foundation to start humanity projects in Asia and Africa.