Tuesday, may 27th, 2014 - Port-au-Prince - HAITI: Resolutely focused towards its commitment to build 150 schools in Haiti by September 2014, the Digicel Haiti Foundation is accelerating its efforts to get there. It is with great enthusiasm that the Digicel Foundation has announced that, in two weeks, it has opened four new schools in the department of Nord-Ouest. With the openings of the schools: Ecole Nationale de Golas, Ecole Presbytérale Jean Marie Vianey (Môle Saint Nicolas), Ecole Boisrond Tonnerre de Bravar (Bombardopolis), Ecole Presbytérale Alexandre Pétion (Anse à Foleur), about 1,500 new students will receive instruction in a modern and safe environment. Inaugurations of schools are often an occasion for great celebrations in the beneficiary communities because most often these schools were functioning in a very critical condition and new constructions makes a difference in the communities. This was the case during the inauguration of the Ecole Nationale de Golas, which construction has been requested by the First Lady of the Republic, Mrs. Sophia Martelly, who has kept constant contact with the construction team. It was, therefore, in the presence of the First Lady, the President and the Executive Director of the Foundation, the local authorities and hundreds of residents that the inauguration took place.
Commenting on this achievement, Josefa Gauthier, Non-Executive Chairman of the Digicel Foundation said, “At the Digicel Foundation, each school opening is for us a moment of intense happiness that, not only brings us closer to our goal, but it is always a pleasure to welcome new students in this great family we are building today. From now on, more than 45,000 students daily attend a school built by the Foundation; they will be 50,000 by September, at the end of this construction program”. The Digicel Foundation once again reiterates its commitment to work every day tirelessly to continue to contribute in improving the quality of education offered in Haiti. About the Digicel Foundation Launched on March 5th, 2007 in Thomazeau, the Digicel Haiti Foundation, a nonprofit organization, has chosen education as a priority sector. Through this program and its various partnerships, more than 36,000 students daily attend one of the schools built by the Digicel Foundation through Haiti. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors of 11 members. For more information on the Digicel Foundation, please visit www.fondationdigicelhaiti.org or our Facebook page: FONDATION Digicel. Contact: Marckens Armony Project & PR Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone : 3700-7062