NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE DIGICEL FOUNDATION AND SPECIAL OLYMPICS NATIONAL COMMITTEE

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NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE DIGICEL FOUNDATION AND SPECIAL OLYMPICS NATIONAL COMMITTEE

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NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE DIGICEL FOUNDATION AND SPECIAL OLYMPICS NATIONAL COMMITTEE

Rachel Pamela Pierre, Head of Projects at the Digicel Foundation, has joined the Special OlympicsNational Committee.

 Monday, June 16th, 2014 - Port-au-Prince - HAITI - Concerned about the struggle of the Special Olympics National Committee for a more inclusive society, the Digicel Foundation is very pleased to announce the renewal of its partnership with this committee.

Partner of the Special OlympicsNational Committee for over 5 years and wanting to contribute to the process for the social inclusion of children and adolescents with physical and / or intellectual disabilities, the Digicel Foundation has donated more than 2 million gourdes to the Special Olympics National Committee. This funding will allow the National Committee to achieve its many activities planned for 2014 - a year which is proved to be very important for the final preparation of the athletes who will represent Haiti at the next World Paralympics Games to be held in autumn 2015 in Los Angeles. Moreover, thanks to this support, more than 1500 athletes will have the opportunity to learn and / or improve their technical skills in sports such as athletics, basketball, football, ping-pong, bocce, volleyball etc. This donation will also allow them to hold the annual summer camp Shriver that will host during 2 days over 400 young people from almost everywhere across the country. Commenting on the renewal of this contract, Jean Chevalier Sanon, President of the Special Olympics National Committee said: "The Special Olympics National Committee is very pleased with this partnership that has already lasted more than 5 years. With this funding, we can continue our mission to offer thousands of young people with physical and / or intellectual disabilities the necessary guidance to enable them to blossom. " "The Digicel Foundation is very pleased to have contributed to this noble activity that translates quite the vision of the DigicelCompany to get involved in the lives of the Haitian people and work every day to build a better tomorrow. We are very pleased with this collaboration and already wish good luck to Special OlympicsNational Committee which has a really interesting program for thousands of young people with special needs across the country, "said the Executive Director of the Digicel Foundation, Sophia Stransky. Meanwhile, the Digicel Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment to the Special Olympics National Committee of Mrs. Rachel Pierre-Champagne, Head of Projects at the Foundation. Mrs. Pierre-Champagne who has been working at the Digicel Foundation for 3 years, holds a Masters in Education and Arts from Columbia University and intents toput her experience to serve the committee in order to help them structure their activities. The Digicel Foundation and the Special Olympics National Committee have a long and rewarding work experience. “As a corporate foundation very concerned by social inclusion, it is an honor for me to join this committee and be able to help tobetter coordinate the various programs”, reported Rachel Pierre Champagne. About the Digicel Foundation Launched on March 5 th , 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: MarckensArmony Project & PR Manager marmony@digicelgroup.com Telephone: 3700-7062

NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE DIGICEL FOUNDATION AND SPECIAL OLYMPICS NATIONAL COMMITTEE