Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - Port-au-Prince - HAITI: Digicel Foundation Haiti proudly announced today that it has already reached 50% of its goal of building 150 schools across the country and allow thousands of children to go to school. Since its inception in March 2007, the Digicel Foundation has worked tirelessly to make education accessible to as many people as possible. Between 2007 and 2010, the Digicel Foundation has built 20 schools for over 10,000 children in remote areas and with disadvantaged backgrounds. Since the earthquake of 2010, the Foundation has built 55 additional schools, some of which are modular and others are permanent. These schools have helped more than 20,000 children to resume their schooling. With its future plan to build another 75 schools by 2014, more than 50,000 children have the opportunity to attend each year 150 schools built by the Digicel Foundation. Last week, three new schools were opened: the Ecole de la Coopérative de Vétiver de Débouchette in Port Salut, Institution Mixte Foyer des Archangels in Cité Soleil and Institution Scolaire Muspan in Delmas 33.
With its achievements in recent years, the Digicel Foundation has received support from other foundations. Indeed, the School, Ecole de la Coopérative de Vétiver de Débouchette, (Port Salut) was carried out in partnership with the Firmenich Foundation, while the Institution Mixte Foyer des Archangels (Cité Soleil) has benefited from the support of the Happy Hearts Fund which also co-funded with the Stiller Foundation building Institution Scolaire Muspan (Delmas 33). Sophia Stransky, CEO of the Foundation said, "In spite of very difficult conditions, the Digicel Foundation is now halfway in reaching its goal to give Haiti 150 schools by 2014, I would like to thank all those who were involved to make this achievement possible." "The Digicel Foundation takes this opportunity to express its gratitude to the Stiller Foundation, Happy Hearts Fund and Firmenich for their collaboration. This partnership will allow thousands of children to enjoy a much better environment conducive to learning, "added Sophia Stransky. In addition, the Digicel Foundation continues to invest in improving schools through its teacher training program launched last August which aims to train about 600 teachers over the next 3 years.
About Digicel Foundation
Established on 5 March 2007 in Thomazeau, Digicel Haiti Foundation, a nonprofit organization, has chosen education as a priority sector. Through this program and its various partnerships, it supports the education of over 30,000 primary school students throughout Haiti.The Foundation is governed by an Executive Council of 9 members, all employees of Digicel. Please visit
, for more information on the Digicel Foundation. Contact : Marckens Armony Public Relation Manager Digicel Haiti Tel: +509 37 00 70 6