September 4, 2019, Port-au-Prince, Haiti - The Digicel Foundation unveils its list of organizations that advance to phase two of its Konbit Pou Chanjman (Come Together For Change) campaign, which is in its third edition. Launched last May, this third campaign has once again sparked the interest of various non-profits that seek to use their projects as vectors for community change.
A total of 20.5 million gourdes has already been invested to finance 27 community projects that won the first two campaigns. For this edition, once again, the areas of involvement for the projects are education, culture, livelihoods, etc. The results have motivated the Foundation to make this initiative perennial, thus this third edition. The period from July 31 to September 3 is the phase for application evaluation. A total of 339 submissions have been read in great detail, and 63 of them have been selected for visits to their organizations and communities by Foundation representatives.
The Konbit Pou Chanjman campaign looks closely at the relationships between organizations and their respective communities. In this evaluation, visits will take place in the months to come and will contribute in a basic way to verifying exactly how the submitted projects will meet the needs of the various communities. In addition, they will serve as a guide in the choice of 25 projects that will advance to the final phase. The organizations involved will be invited to Port-au-Prince next January to present their projects; in this step, 15 winners will be chosen to receive financing of 800,000 gourdes, for a total of 12 million gourdes for the implementation of these projects.
"The close relationship that has always existed between the Digicel Foundation and communities has been reinforced over these last three years and it is without a shadow of a doubt the result of work done by the Konbit Pou Chanjman campaign," said Sophia Stransky, Executive Director of the Digicel Foundation.
"We have been inspired by the courage and perseverance of the men and women who work every day without letting up toward the goal of making a real difference in the lives of the residents of their regions. This year again we renew our engagement to work alongside organizations on projects beneficial to communities of the 10 departments of the country,” she concluded.