Hand in Hand for Haïti Project: 80 Scholarships to Celebrate 80 Years

The Hand in Hand for Haiti project is a philanthropic effort of the Meeschaert Group
that builds upon our initial support of four Haitian children in 2014 and aims to fund 80 additional scholarships to celebrate the company’s 80th anniversary.
Our goal is to support 80 Haitian children attending Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du
Sable in Sant-Marc, through the Hand in Hand for Haiti Foundation, by funding at least 80 scholarships of $5,000 each, over the next three years.

Alum ‘AMP’ed’ to Support Education
Published 10/06/2015 Source: Wharton Blog Network

The Advanced Management Program (AMP) is an immersive, five-week Wharton Executive Education program delivered in partnership with the Wharton Leadership Program. Alumni of AMP frequently describe the entire experience as transformative and life-changing. Olivier Bottrie WAM09, a senior executive at the Estée Lauder Companies Inc. who attended AMP in 2009, can attest to that—as he did when we spoke with him recently.

LFNY Builds Thriving Partnership with School in Haiti
Published 5/06/15. Source: © LFNY LIFE Blog

The Lycée’s longer-term goal is to send groups of our own students to Haiti to forge partnerships with the students of LJBPS, to learn about their school and its surrounding communities, and to develop service learning projects.

Olivier Bottrie awarded the French National Order of Merit for Charity Work
Published 2/10/15 by Frontier Magazine

Olivier Bottrie, Estée Lauder Companies’ president travel retail worldwide and co-founder of Hand in Hand for Haiti, has today been appointed to the French National Order of Merit.

George Washington University Alumnus Creates Non-Profit for Children in Haiti
Published: 01/06/15. Source: © GW Alumni News

 “We want these children to be competitive and be able to attend universities in France and the US,” says Mr. Bottrie, who oversaw the completion of the school’s sports stadium in May of this year.

 

Co-founder of Hand in Hand for Haiti awarded the French National Order of Merit
Published: 10/02/15. Source: ©The Moodie Report

 “The Lycée Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable is an extraordinary and successful project,” stated Nicoloso. “Olivier Bottrie’s energy and commitment to it are exemplary. He fully deserves the recognition of France and this is why we are proud to reward him with the National order of merit medal.” 

Haiti's president speaks to Glenna Milberg about new school

Published: 6/2/14, Source: ©WPLG - Miami

Haiti President Michael Martelly speaks to Local 10's Glenna Milberg about his hopes for a new school built entirely with private donations.” 

There's 'Hope for Haiti' in new school

Published: 6/2/14, Source: ©WPLG - Miami

A new school -- what some may call a lifeline -- may become a post-earthquake seismic shift for Haiti, starting with the children.” 

Haïti – Éducation : Inauguration du Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable de St-Marc

Source: ©Primature République d'Haiti

Samedi, le Président Michel Martelly, accompagné de son épouse Sophia Martelly et du Député de St-Marc, Altès Toussaint, a procédé à l’inauguration du Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable de St-Marc.” 

Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable Inauguration Ceremony Video

By Onboard Media, Published: 5/23/14, Source: ©Onboard Media

President of Haiti, Michel Martelly and his wife, Sophia Martelly, inaugurated the Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable on Saturday, May 17. The inauguration ceremony included a football match to celebrate the opening of the Dubai Duty Free Sports Complex — featuring an international regulation soccer pitch with artificial turf, a basketball court, two volleyball courts and 400-meter six-lane running track. We appreciate all of the endless support from our sponsors that helped make the campus a reality.” 

 

Dubai Duty Free Sports Complex officially inaugurated in Haiti

By Onboard Media, Published: 5/22/14, Source: ©Metropolis Business Publishing

The Dubai Duty Free Sports Complex on the campus of Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, in Pont Leocan, near the city of Saint Marc in Haiti, has been officially inaugurated by the President of Haiti, Michel Martelly.” 

 

Dubai Duty Free Sports Complex launched in Haiti

By Staff Report, Published: 5/21/14, Source: ©Gulf News

Dubai Duty Free’s commitment to Hand in Hand for Haiti, the travel retail industry-funded educational initiative, has led to the launch of the Dubai Duty Free Sports Complex at the Lycee Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable of St Marc in Haiti.” 

 

Dubai-backed sports complex opens in Haiti

By The National Staff, Published: 5/21/14, Source: ©The National

Haiti’s president has inaugurated the Dubai Duty Free Sports Complex, a Dh5.5 million project built with the help of donations raised after the country’s catastrophic earthquake four years ago. 

 

Haitian President Michel Martelly inaugurates Hand in Hand for Haiti school

By Gavin Lipsith in Haiti, Published: 5/20/14, Source: ©The Moodie Report

'A blueprint for education': Haitian President Michel Martelly inaugurates Hand in Hand for Haiti. 

 

Haiti - Education : Inauguration of the Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable of St-Marc

Published: 5/18/14, Source: ©Haitilibre.com

On Saturday, President Michel Martelly and his wife Sophia Martelly and the Deputy of St-Marc, Altès Toussaint, proceeded to the inauguration of the Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable of St-Marc.” 

 

The Moodie Report e-Zine: From Tragedy to triumph in Haiti

Published: 05/22/14. Source: © The Moodie Report

Travel retail industry school inaugurated by Haitian President 

 

Hand in Hand for Haiti school marks grand opening this month

By Melody Ng, Published: 9/5/14, Source: ©The Moodie Report

The Hand in Hand for Haiti Foundation will mark the grand opening of the Lycée (school) Jean-Baptiste Point du Sable in Saint Marc on 17 May. The momentous occasion will be officiated by Haiti President Michel Martelly, who first visited the school following its inauguration in 2011.  ” 

 

DFS Singapore raises over S$125,000 for Travel Retail Educathlon

By The Moodie Report News Room, Published: 7/11/13, Source: ©The Moodie Report

DFS Venture Singapore has raised over S$125,000 (US$99,000) as part of The Great Travel Retail Educathlon, with the money set to be split between Hand In Hand for Haiti and KUMA Cambodia School.” 

 

Travel Retail Educathlon total reaches US$385,000… and rising

By The Moodie Report News Room, Published: 7/3/13, Source: ©The Moodie Report

The Moodie Report’s inaugural Great Travel Retail Educathlon, held late last month, has proved a resounding success, with funds raised stretching to well over US$385,000 with much more to come.” 

 

Philippe Schaus to take over from Ed Brennan as DFS Chairman & CEO

By Martin Moodie, Published: 7/11/12, Source: ©The Moodie Report

 In major breaking news, DFS Group, the world’s largest luxury travel retailer, announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Philippe Schaus as Chief Executive Officer effective 1 August, 2012. ” 

 

The Moodie Multi-National Marathon: A global initiative in pictures

By Rebecca Mann, Published: 3/16/11, Source: ©The Moodie Report

Earlier this month, travel retail came together as never before to participate in a collective fund-raising effort for industry charity Hand in Hand for Haiti. From 4-7 March, runners from over 100 teams ran the inaugural Moodie Multi-National Marathon, sponsored by M&M’s. Each team member ran/walked one-sixth of a marathon (7.03km), in locations that spanned all corners of the globe. The sponsorship money raised will go towards building a world-class school in Saint Marc, Haiti, as part of the response to the tragic January 2010 earthquake.” 

 

DFNI ball raises big funds for Haiti; King Power donates US$100,000

By Martin Moodie, Published: 3/13/11, Source: ©The Moodie Report

An excellent and well-attended Duty-Free News International charity ball on Friday night dedicated to travel retail industry project Hand in Hand for Haiti far exceeded its original fund-raising target of US$100,000.  ” 

 

DFNI Charity Ball 2011 to support Hand in Hand for Haiti

By The Moodie Report News Room, Published: 12/16/10, Source: ©The Moodie Report

The DFNI Charity Ball 2011, to be held in London’s Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel on March 11, is to benefit Hand in Hand for Haiti, the travel retail industry’s fundraising effort to support humanitarian work in the Caribbean country devastated by last January’s earthquake. Funds raised at the event, organised by DFNI publisher Metropolis, will be used to establish a new clinic in the commune of Saint-Marc.” 

 

Industry shows support for Moodie Multi-National Marathon

By Rebecca Mann, Published: 12/1/10, Source: ©The Moodie Report

The travel retail industry is showing strong support for the inaugural Moodie Multi-National Marathon, a unique initiative designed to raise money and awareness for the charity Hand in Hand for Haiti.” 

 

WiT raises over €19,000 for Hand in Hand for Haiti in Cannes

By The Moodie Report News Room, Published: 12/1/10, Source: ©The Moodie Report

WiT (Women in Travel) raised €19,938 for Hand in Hand in Haiti at a fundraising event held last week at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes.” 

 

Historic moments for Hand in Hand for Haiti travel retail charity project

By The Moodie Report News Room, Published: 9/23/10, Source: ©The Moodie Report

The Hand in Hand for Haiti school-building project, funded by the travel retail industry, reached an important landmark at the weekend as the temporary entrance to the school (pictured) was developed.” 

 

Announcing the Moodie Multi-National Marathon to aid Haiti

By The Moodie Report News Room, Published: 9/8/10, Source: ©The Moodie Report

The Moodie Report today is proud to announce the Moodie Multi-National Marathon, a unique initiative designed to bring together the whole international travel retail community to support a good cause – Hand in Hand for Haiti*.” 

Travel retail’s Hand in Hand for Haiti project moves to the next stage

By Martin Moodie, Published: 4/9/10, Source: ©The Moodie Report

Hand in Hand for Haiti, the travel retail industry initiative to support the reconstruction in Haiti, is well advanced in its plans to build new school facilities to help the children of the earthquake-ravaged country.” 

 

Hand in Hand for Haiti travel retail fund passes US$1.8 million

By The Moodie Report News Room, Published: 3/15/10, Source: ©The Moodie Report

Hand in Hand for Haiti Steering Committee members Ed Brennan (Chairman and CEO, DFS Group), Olivier Bottrie (President, The Estée Lauder Companies Travel Retail Worldwide) and Martin Moodie (Founder & Publisher, The Moodie Report) are visiting Haiti this week to advance the travel retail industry’s plan to build a primary school complex in one of the neediest parts of the country.” 

 

Hand in Hand for Haiti cracks the US$1 million barrier

By Martin Moodie, Published: 2/11/10, Source: ©The Moodie Report

Just eight days after it was launched, Hand in Hand for Haiti, the travel retail industry initiative to help the reconstruction of the earthquake-ravaged country, has raised over US$1 million.” 

 

Hand in Hand for Haiti: Ed Brennan and Olivier Bottrie speak out

By Martin Moodie, Published: 2/10/10, Source: ©The Moodie Report

Following the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti on January 12 that killed over 200,000 people and destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, the travel retail industry has banded together in an extraordinary collective initiative to help the reconstruction effort – and to deliver a better life for Haiti’s children.” 

 

Hand in Hand for Haiti travel retail appeal nears the US$500,000 mark as donations pour in

By Martin Moodie, Published: 2/4/10, Source: ©The Moodie Report

Hand in Hand for Haiti, the pan-travel retail industry appeal to help the children of Haiti, has got off to a flying start, generating nearly US$500,000 in pledged commitments within 24 hours of the project going public.” 

 

Hand in Hand for Haiti –Travel retail comes together to help those in need

By Martin Moodie, Published: 2/3/10, Source: ©The Moodie Report

A major travel retail industry initiative to assist the reconstruction of Haiti following the catastrophic earthquake of 12 January was launched today with seed funding of nearly US$400,000.” 

                             

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