Thursday, June 13, 2013

Help for Haiti

Photo: Liechtensteiner Volksblatt /
It's been more than three years since the catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010. Liechtensteiner subsequently opened their wallets and donated generously to relief funds, especially to the country's Red Cross. The donations were given to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (DEZA) who used it for their projects to rebuild Caribbean nation.

Last night, Roland Schlachter, DEZA's deputy head of department for Asia and America, was a guest in Liechtenstein to conduct a presentation about building earthquake and hurricane proof schools in Haiti. In addition, Elizabeth Hausler, founder and CEO of Build Change, told the audience about her organisation that helps private persons to rebuild their houses. Their projects are also supported with money from Liechtenstein.

The event that took place at the Guido-Feger-Saal of the musical school in Triesen was held under the patronage of the Princess Marie. Another guest at the information session about the state of affairs in Haiti three years after the disaster was Hereditary Princess Sophie.

Volksblatt has more visuals of last night's event and 1 FL TV has a video including an interview with Princess Marie.

Source: Volksblatt, Vaterland

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