Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - Port-au-Prince - Haiti
: Digicel employees have chose a school called “
Centre Familial d’Etudes et d’Apprentissage
", recently built by the Digicel Foundation, for their first volunteering day activity. In order to encourage employees to participate more actively in the activities of the Foundation, the CEO of Digicel granted a paid day to all employees so that they can give their time for a social cause. This Friday, November 30, more than 35 employees Digicel made the trip to Saut d'Eau to work at "Centre Familial d’Etudes et d’Apprentissage" school built by the Foundation according to international standards, both hurricane and earthquake resistant. Throughout the day employees cleaned, planted trees and decorated the premises which will house nearly 200 students. Employees surprised the children with their extraordinary talent as decorators and designers to make this new school, a joyous space. In addition, employees planted hundreds of trees in order to promote the protection of the environment. "It is a pleasure to host the Digicel staff volunteers who joined us in making this day a beautiful celebration of giving back. In this holiday season and New Year, this is a beautiful example of solidarity and sharing. As a first experience, it was a great success and we are very excited to welcome other employees in future projects of the Foundation, "said Sophia Stransky, Chief Executive Officer of the Digicel Foundation. With the approach of Christmas, the Foundation invites each person to dedicate some of their time to participate in a social cause, it is their way of sharing a warm smile with those in need. The Foundation has also opened four schools during the month of November: Jean Francois Institution Joint Biassou Morne Blanc (Gonaives), Marie Morisset City Sanoix the Daughters of Providence Missionary in Artibonite and the Adventist Institute of Etam Croix des Bouquets. This brings to 79 the total number of schools already built by the Digicel Foundation.
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