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Longines and JustWorld Partnership Provides More than 300,000 Nutritious Meals to Children Around the World

Posted on: September 18th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

Since the beginning of the partnership between nonprofit organization JustWorld International and Swiss watch brand Longines seven years ago, Longines’ contributions have helped specifically fund the JustWorld nutrition programs by providing more than 300,000 nutritious meals to children around the world. Their most recent joint activations took place at Thunderbird Show Park and the Hampton Classic Horse Show. Together, Longines and JustWorld will continue to partner at the premier Longines Global Champions Tour of New York, spreading awareness and providing essential meals to thousands of children in need.

PHOTO CREDIT (IN ORDER) – TOTEM PHOTOGRAPHICS, SHAWN MCMILLEN PHOTOGRAPHY

JustWorld supported programs operate on a holistic approach to provide students the best opportunities for success. This approach addresses gaps in education in addition to nutrition and healthcare because children who are hungry and sick do not learn. Many children living in the communities JustWorld serves come from families who struggle to provide basic living conditions, therefore, nutritious meals served each year at the JustWorld programs are often the only sustenance they receive.

Longines takes pride in its long tradition of supporting charitable causes. It was thus natural for Longines to lend support to JustWorld International. Through the “Longines Clear the Jump” initiative, where each time a horse and rider clears the Longines obstacle in the ring with no faults, the Swiss watch brand provides 200 meals for children at the JustWorld programs. Show announcers also share information about the JustWorld nutrition programs each time the Longines jump is cleared, raising awareness of the life-changing impact the partnership is creating and encouraging participants to get involved with the charity.

Longines is at the forefront of charitable giving at some of the most influential and renowned shows across the globe through the Longines Clear the Jump initiative for JustWorld and the partnership continues to grow each year, adding more shows annually. During 2019, the initiative took place during the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM of USA, the Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami Beach, the Longines Jumping International La Baule – Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM of France, the Longines CSIO St. Gallen in Switzerland, the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping – Longines Global Champions Tour of Paris in France, the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM in Langley, Canada, and the Hampton Classic Horse Show in New York. Still to come, the Longines Clear the Jump initiative for JustWorld will take place during the premier Longines Global Champions Tour of New York and the Longines Masters of Paris in France.

Longines and JustWorld celebrate the milestone of 300,000 meals and look forward to continuing to work together to give back to children around the world at the upcoming Longines Global Champions Tour of New York, September 27-29.

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SHOW THE WORLD YOU BELIEVE CHANGE IS POSSIBLE.

Posted on: August 20th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments
EASY ONE-TIME SIGN-UP FOR MONTHLY GIVING + CHANGE LIVES FOREVER + RECEIVE A NEW EDITION TEE
EASY ONE-TIME SIGN-UP FOR MONTHLY GIVING + CHANGE LIVES FOREVER + RECEIVE A NEW EDITION TEE

This summer, JustWorld jumps into a new edition of the powerful Lead Change monthly giving campaign. When you sign up to give monthly, you’re giving the ability for education and nutrition programs to reach and impact the lives of thousands of children around the world. 

During the campaign, you will receive a special 2019 Lead Change collectable tee when you decide to sign up to give monthly. #LEADCHANGE when you share photos on social media to help spread awareness of the amazing impact you are making globally – encouraging others to join you in leading change.

YOUR DONATION GOT AN UPGRADE.

An anonymous donor has generously given JustWorld the opportunity to double the impact of each donation. The first $10,000 received from the Lead Change initiative will be matched – dollar for dollar!

Double your impact today!

STEP ONE: BE CHANGE

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With as little as $25 a month, you are providing life-changing education and nutrition programs for children who desperately need assistance.

BOOKS & SUPPLIES

TEACHER SALARIES & TRAINING

NUTRITIOUS MEALS

STEP TWO: LEAD CHANGE

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You’ll receive a new edition Lead Change tee when you sign up for $25+ monthly giving.

LEAD CHANGE! TAG JUSTWORLD:
@justworldinternational
#LEADCHANGE

Already a monthly donor? THANK YOU for changing the world. You can continue to lead change by sharing your involvement with your network. If you get TWO people to join you in monthly giving, we will send you a special Lead Change hat.

NOT READY TO GIVE MONTHLY?

It’s ok – we still have a place for you to make an impact!

Make a one-time donation!

A LASTING CHANGE: STORIES FROM 2018 #LEADCHANGE

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One of the models of support that JustWorld would like to honor and replicate is the Ephraimson Family. Each member of the family joined in on monthly giving, demonstrating a sincere commitment to the children who receive support from JustWorld.

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Dressage rider Annie Klepper from Ohio joined JustWorld as an Ambassador in 2018. As she got to know the organization, Annie saw the influence her involvement truly made for children around the world. From here, Annie showed tremendous commitment by increasing her impact and sharing ways to get involved with her friends and family.

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Ambassador Marian Ehlers is 11 years old from Bend, Oregon. Marian showed great dedication in supporting children in need around the world by personally recruiting and encouraging five new supporters to participate in monthly giving.

Longines Global Champions Tour of New York to Support JustWorld International Charity

Posted on: July 31st, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

JustWorld will be the official charity supported by Longines Global Champions Tour of New York where the finals of the 2019 series will take place for the first time.

The spectacular new event, taking place September 27 – 29, 2019, will feature the world’s top riders competing on Governors Island with breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline.

The Longines Global Champions Tour of New York will support JustWorld International, a not-for-profit organization funding education and nutrition programs, transforming the lives of children in impoverished communities around the world. JustWorld provides a unique opportunity for equestrians and individuals to learn about, experience, and contribute to a global campaign against poverty. From international judges, course designers, and officials, to hundreds of professional, amateur and junior riders, equestrians of all ages, riding levels, and disciplines serve as JustWorld Ambassadors and supporters, helping to raise awareness and funds of the JustWorld programs.

Jan Tops, Founder and President of the Longines Global Champions Tour, stated, “The Longines Global Champions Tour is pleased to support JustWorld at our inaugural event in New York to raise awareness and further their work to help children in need in impoverished countries.”

JustWorld International Founder and President Jessica Newman said, “JustWorld is grateful for the support and endorsement of the LGCT. JustWorld is thrilled to collaborate with the LGCT through the equestrian sport to further its mission and change children’s lives on a global scale.”

Longines Global Champions Tour & GCL

The Longines Global Champions Tour is the world’s premier show jumping series, bringing together the top show jumpers in the world to compete in prestigious locations for unprecedented prize money. The 19 event Tour offers some of the most explosive and exciting competition of any equestrian series. The Championship series hosts Olympic, World and Continental Champions as they battle fiercely for the title of overall season Champion of Champions 2019 and the lion’s share of the bonus prize fund, as well as to qualify for the prestigious GC Playoffs in Prague. The Championship spans three continents and takes in the world’s greatest cities including Paris, Monaco, Madrid, Doha, Miami Beach, Shanghai, Rome, Berlin and Mexico City amongst others, with a grand finale in New York and the ultimate showdown in Prague where individual event winners will compete in a high octane Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix.

The GCL team series is a dynamic new competition launched in 2016, and has 16 teams for the 2019 season, featuring many Olympic and World Champion riders. Running alongside the Longines Global Champions Tour, the Championship visits 19 stunning locations around the globe. For the first time in the history of show jumping, top riders from different countries unite to compete on the same team ensuring electrifying competitions over a Championship season. The ground-breaking concept delivers fascinating tactical battles and fierce rivalries, with colourful team kit and an innovative format engaging new audiences around the world with teams fighting to qualify for a place in the GCL Super Cup, taking place at the GC Prague Playoffs. With every event contributing to the final score, and team managers faced with the challenge of deciding which of their roster of six to field at every dynamic event, the battle for points throughout the season ensures top class sport and thrilling action.

For more information, visit: www.gcglobalchampions.com

JustWorld International

JustWorld International is a not-for-profit organization funding education and nutrition programs, transforming the lives of children in impoverished communities.

Since 2003, JustWorld has provided a unique opportunity for equestrians and individuals to learn about, experience, and contribute to a global campaign against poverty. Selected as an Official Charity Partner of the FEI, the governing body of the equestrian sport, JustWorld unites thousands of riders from around the world to give children a leg up to a brighter future.

JustWorld International is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States and tax-deductible donations are accepted in the United States. JustWorld International has no political or religious affiliation. JustWorld is registered in California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

JustWorld Charity Gala a Magical Night at the Longines Global Champions Tour Chantilly

Posted on: July 17th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

With this past week being the final French leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, national pride in Chantilly was tantalizing with a full crowd and a motivated field of riders. But last Thursday, the international show jumping community’s enthusiasm and attention shifted to impoverished communities with the JustWorld Charity Gala in Europe.

JustWorld International is a not-for-profit organization funding education and nutrition programs, transforming the lives of children in impoverished communities.

Thursday evening, in the enchanting, fairytale-esque town of Chantilly, the JustWorld Charity Gala in Europe proved that dreams do come true. It was a beautifully successful evening with a lively atmosphere, delicious food, and guests who came together to support the humanitarian efforts. To make the night even more special, JustWorld Founder and President Jessica Newman made the exciting announcement that JustWorld was named by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as their official charity partner. JustWorld has already made an incredible impact, currently providing more than 7,000 children with access to life-changing programs. The inclusion of the FEI is a huge step forward in expanding the organization’s reach across all disciplines, as they have thus far been almost exclusively rooted within the show jumping community.

Now, the horse world in its entirety will have the opportunity to take part in the mission. “We are all very excited by the FEI partnership. We are in the process of developing the details as it’s in early stages, but we already know some amazing things are going to come out of it,” said Newman.

There to support their outstanding efforts was a star-studded guest list featuring celebrities both in and out of the horse world. Among the many were Olympic gold medalists and JustWorld Ambassadors Kevin Staut, Laura Kraut and Phillipe Rozier, along with Olympic gold medalist Nick Skelton. Also present was Georgina Bloomberg, Olympian Lauren Hough, Athina Onassis, French actor and accomplished rider Guillaume Canet, Olympian Hervé Godignon, and WEG veteran Alexander Zetterman. Edwina Tops-Alexander and Jan Tops, who have been unwavering supporters of JustWord, were also in attendance.  The highlight of the night was the heated auction, where guests were eager to bid on highly coveted auction items which had been generously donated. The table brimmed with eye-catching pieces such as gorgeous Longines watches and a Montblanc “Petit Prince” ball-point pen. Not everything, though, fit on the table, such as the vintage Ducati motorcycle. Also auctioned off were unique, extraordinary experiences such as a VIP Package for the Longines Global Champions Tour of New York, a stay at the Selman hotel Marrakech and an entire day behind the scenes with Guillaume Canet. 

The magical night at the JustWorld Charity Gala in Europe was made possible by the sponsors. The Longines Global Champions Tour, who have supported JustWord from its very inception in 2006, Longines, Jumping de Chantilly, Laiterie de Montaigu and Hippo Data all massively contributed to the evening ensuring JustWorld resources could go directly to the project. For wine lovers there was no shortage of selection thanks to Mrs. Sophie Champeau who provided white wine, Pouilly Fumé, Mrs. Véréna Raoux with red and rosé, Ferrand Rouge 2016 and Cavalier, and Mr. and Mrs. Navarre with the champagne, Navarre. The two JustWorld ambassador MC’s, Steven Wilde and Yannick Bichon ensured the night went off without a hitch. 

JustWorld International works primarily with equestrians because it is designed to give them the chance to give back where a world of stringent schedules prevents them from doing so otherwise. “Growing up riding I felt so fortunate and supported that I needed to give back to the world. I realized there were a lot of other equestrians who felt this way. The horse world is our platform because riders have no time to do anything outside of horses…when you’re an athlete you focus on yourself, so it gives athletes a chance to focus on others,” explained Newman. 

The more than 500 ambassadors (and counting) is proof that lack of opportunity didn’t mean lack of desire. Today, JustWorld sees thousands of equestrians from more than 40 countries working to make a difference through volunteering, ambassadorship, donation and more. This has helped the organization educate more than 31,000 students, serve more than 1.5 million meals and treat nearly 30,000 patients through community medical clinics in only six short years. They’ve also worked to implement English curriculum into schools, so students have a higher chance to find employment upon graduating—which is something more students are doing. Their high school in Cambodia was proud to achieve a 100% student pass rate.

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Contact JustWorld in Europe

Clara Martins

Executive Director – Europe

Tel +32 491 10 95 77

cmartins@justworldeurope.org

JustWorld + GLEF

Posted on: July 5th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

Join JustWorld and CaptiveOne at The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival for what is soon to be the most fun – and first ever – Battle of the Barns Trivia for a good cause!

Proceeds will support education and nutrition programs for children in need at JustWorld partner organizations around the world. This means that by playing with us, trivia teams will be giving thousands of children a “leg up” to a brighter future.

SATURDAY, JULY 13

SET THE COURSE – Come early to grab a bite to eat with catering provided by GLEF.

Doors open at 5:30

FIRST QUESTION ON COURSE

Trivia begins at 6:30

BRACELETS for JustWorld

Posted on: July 5th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

BE THE CHANGE. WEAR THE CHANGE.

These limited edition bracelets represent the change you are making in the lives of children in need when you support JustWorld.

Proceeds will support education and nutrition programs for thousands of children at JustWorld partner organizations around the world.

You’re always winning when you champion for children’s rights and a more JUST world.

Your donation and purchase of $15 for this symbol will also include a matching clasped charm for your horse to wear! Please visit the JustWorld booth at participating horse shows around the world! Supplies are limited.

CURRENT SCHEDULE WHERE YOU CAN FIND #ALWAYSINTHEBLUE BRACELETS:

July 11-14 The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival

August 23 – September 1 The Hampton Classic Horse Show

Evan Brian Lefsky, Ph.D.

Posted on: July 2nd, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

Managing Director of Education Consulting

Public Consulting Group, Inc.

Evan Lefsky (Ph.D.) is the Managing Director of the Education Consulting Practice at PCG. Dr. Lefsky has worked in the education field for 25 years. He taught at both the K–12 and college levels. Currently, Evan provides strategic advisement and analysis to consulting and operations teams and clients across the U.S and Canada, including implementation and leadership support for large-scale initiatives in Chicago Public Schools, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and Hillsborough County Public Schools. He was also Project Director for two grants from the Florida Department of Education. The first project provides leadership development to school board members, superintendents, senior district leadership, and principals from turnaround schools across the state leveraging an MTSS model. The second project provides College and Career Ready Standards (CCR) implementation support to thousands of teachers and leaders across the state. 

Prior to joining PCG in 2011, he was the School Improvement Grant (SIG) Turnaround Leader and Director of Secondary Education with Lake County Schools (FL). As the Turnaround Leader, he was responsible for the day-to-day management of turnaround efforts at a persistently lowest-achieving high school, with a focus on implementation of an RtI framework. In his role as Director of Secondary Education, he coordinated curriculum and instruction for seventeen middle and high schools in the 19th largest school district in Florida with a membership of more than 43,000 students. He was responsible for federal grants for Title II, Part A and Smaller Learning Communities (SLC). Evan was also the District Director for the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) grant funded by the College Board, which focused on closing the achievement gap and increasing the college-going rate for students from low income and minority families. 

Under the direction of the Office of the Governor, he is the former Executive Director of Just Read, Florida!, the statewide content and policy office in the area of reading and literacy. He managed the federal Reading First grant totaling more than $300 million, a $130 million state reading budget, and ten grant programs to a variety of private organizations and public state agencies. He was responsible for creating and assisting in the implementation of policies carried out through State Board of Education rule and Florida statute, including implementation of a comprehensive statewide RtI initiative. Prior to leaving the Department, Evan led the two year development and deployment of the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR). This web-based assessment system provides teachers with screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring information that is essential to guiding instruction for nearly two million students annually. 

Evan frequently serves on state and federal commissions and task forces focused on issues pertaining to literacy and education policy. He has worked with the National Governors Association (NGA), Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), the Carnegie Corporation and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Evan served on the board of the Florida Reading Association from 2004-2014, serving as its President from 2012-2013. 

Evan has coauthored several education articles, including Reading First in Florida: Five Years of Improvement, published in the Journal of Literacy Research. He earned a Ph.D. in Literacy, Language, and Culture and an Educational Specialist degree in Reading at the University of Florida, a Master’s in Education from the University of Central Florida, and Bachelors of Science in English from Florida State University. 

Evan resides in Mount Dora, Florida with his wife of 22 years, Christine and their two children, Emma and Austin. 

JustWorld International Signs Memorandum of Understanding with FEI

Posted on: June 11th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), world governing body of equestrian sport, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with JustWorld International.

JustWorld International, formed in 2002, is a non-profit organisation aimed at uniting the global equestrian community to provide basic needs programmes to children around the world focusing on education and nutrition programmes.

Under the terms of the agreement, JustWorld International is designated an “Official Charity Partner of the FEI”. The two organisations will mutually promote their activities and work closely on development and fundraising for the JustWorld International charity programmes.

FEI President Ingmar De Vos with JustWorld International Founder and President Jessica Newman at the FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) to mark the signing of an MOU between the two organisations. (FEI)
FEI President Ingmar De Vos with JustWorld International Founder and President Jessica Newman at the FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) to mark the signing of an MOU between the two organisations. (FEI)

“The FEI is very happy to join forces with JustWorld International and sign this important MOU”, FEI President Ingmar De Vos said. “Our organisations have a very strong connection, sharing the same values of promoting equestrian sport and encouraging its development among the youth. Through our Solidarity Programme ‘Sport for All’ we help children from public schools and from socially disadvantaged environments to have access to riding activities. The partnership with JustWorld International will allow us together to provide incredible benefits to disadvantaged children around the world.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the FEI and together transform the lives of children through equestrian sport”, JustWorld International Founder and President Jessica Newman said. “This has been a goal for JustWorld. We believe that working together with the FEI and having their official support will have a remarkable impact and further enhance our charity programmes.”

NOTES TO EDITORS

MOU Overview
In 2012 the FEI decided to use Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) to better define its relationship with the different stakeholders. The MOUs cover universal issues such as FEI recognition, FEI Rules and Regulations, horse welfare, code of ethics, commitment to democratic processes, consultation, FEI General Assembly, FEI Sports Forum and meetings, governing law, dispute resolution, communication, and implementation.

MOUs have already been signed with the equine welfare charity World Horse Welfare, riders’ clubs, organisers and officials associations. Although recognition by the FEI does not entail voting rights at the FEI General Assembly, the MOUs formalise the relationship with the FEI, giving a voice to organisations working with the FEI in the development of equestrian sport.

About Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) www.fei.org
The FEI is the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was founded in 1921. Equestrian sport has been part of the Olympic movement since the 1912 Games in Stockholm.

The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic sports of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.

The FEI became one of the first international sports governing bodies to govern and regulate global para sport alongside its seven able-bodied disciplines when Para Dressage joined its ranks in 2006. The FEI now governs all international competitions for Para Dressage and Para Driving.

About JustWorld International www.justworldinternational.org
JustWorld International is a not-for-profit organisation that transforms the lives of children in impoverished communities by funding education and nutrition programmes. The charity supports more than 7,000 children by providing access to life-changing programmes.

JustWorld International works through the international equestrian community and its extensive networks to fund and sustain programmes that provide basic needs to children with little opportunity to receive support from other sources.

Their Rider Ambassadors raise awareness and funds for their programmes, helping to give children a leg up to a brighter future.

(HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)

FEI Media Contacts:
Vanessa Martin Randin
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications
vanessa.randin@fei.org 41 78 750 61 73 

Olga Nikolaou
Media Relations Officer
olga.nikolaou@fei.org 41 78 750 61 56 

JustWorld International Media Contacts:
Caitlin Demaree-Dyer
cdemaree@justworldinternational.org +1 561 797 9360

Clara Martins
cmartins@justworldeurope.org +32 491 10 95 77

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JustWorld International Signs Memorandum of Understanding with FEI

Posted on: June 11th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), world governing body of equestrian sport, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with JustWorld International.

JustWorld International, formed in 2002, is a non-profit organisation aimed at uniting the global equestrian community to provide basic needs programmes to children around the world focusing on education and nutrition programmes.

Under the terms of the agreement, JustWorld International is designated an “Official Charity Partner of the FEI”. The two organisations will mutually promote their activities and work closely on development and fundraising for the JustWorld International charity programmes.

“The FEI is very happy to join forces with JustWorld International and sign this important MOU”, FEI President Ingmar De Vos said. “Our organisations have a very strong connection, sharing the same values of promoting equestrian sport and encouraging its development among the youth. Through our Solidarity Programme ‘Sport for All’ we help children from public schools and from socially disadvantaged environments to have access to riding activities. The partnership with JustWorld International will allow us together to provide incredible benefits to disadvantaged children around the world.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the FEI and together transform the lives of children through equestrian sport”, JustWorld International Founder and President Jessica Newman said. “This has been a goal for JustWorld. We believe that working together with the FEI and having their official support will have a remarkable impact and further enhance our charity programmes.”

NOTES TO EDITORS

MOU Overview
In 2012 the FEI decided to use Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) to better define its relationship with the different stakeholders. The MOUs cover universal issues such as FEI recognition, FEI Rules and Regulations, horse welfare, code of ethics, commitment to democratic processes, consultation, FEI General Assembly, FEI Sports Forum and meetings, governing law, dispute resolution, communication, and implementation.

MOUs have already been signed with the equine welfare charity World Horse Welfare, riders’ clubs, organisers and officials associations. Although recognition by the FEI does not entail voting rights at the FEI General Assembly, the MOUs formalise the relationship with the FEI, giving a voice to organisations working with the FEI in the development of equestrian sport.

About Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) www.fei.org
The FEI is the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was founded in 1921. Equestrian sport has been part of the Olympic movement since the 1912 Games in Stockholm.

The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic sports of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.

The FEI became one of the first international sports governing bodies to govern and regulate global para sport alongside its seven able-bodied disciplines when Para Dressage joined its ranks in 2006. The FEI now governs all international competitions for Para Dressage and Para Driving.

About JustWorld International www.justworldinternational.org
JustWorld International is a not-for-profit organisation that transforms the lives of children in impoverished communities by funding education and nutrition programmes. The charity supports more than 7,000 children by providing access to life-changing programmes.

JustWorld International works through the international equestrian community and its extensive networks to fund and sustain programmes that provide basic needs to children with little opportunity to receive support from other sources.

Their Rider Ambassadors raise awareness and funds for their programmes, helping to give children a leg up to a brighter future.

(HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)

FEI Media Contacts:
Vanessa Martin Randin
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications
vanessa.randin@fei.org 41 78 750 61 73 

Olga Nikolaou
Media Relations Officer
olga.nikolaou@fei.org 41 78 750 61 56 

JustWorld International Media Contacts:
Caitlin Demaree-Dyer
cdemaree@justworldinternational.org +1 561 797 9360

Clara Martins
cmartins@justworldeurope.org +32 491 10 95 77

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JustWorld International Signs Memorandum of Understanding with FEI

Posted on: June 11th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), world governing body of equestrian sport, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with JustWorld International.

JustWorld International, formed in 2002, is a non-profit organisation aimed at uniting the global equestrian community to provide basic needs programmes to children around the world focusing on education and nutrition programmes.

Under the terms of the agreement, JustWorld International is designated an “Official Charity Partner of the FEI”. The two organisations will mutually promote their activities and work closely on development and fundraising for the JustWorld International charity programmes.

“The FEI is very happy to join forces with JustWorld International and sign this important MOU”, FEI President Ingmar De Vos said. “Our organisations have a very strong connection, sharing the same values of promoting equestrian sport and encouraging its development among the youth. Through our Solidarity Programme ‘Sport for All’ we help children from public schools and from socially disadvantaged environments to have access to riding activities. The partnership with JustWorld International will allow us together to provide incredible benefits to disadvantaged children around the world.”

FEI President Ingmar De Vos with JustWorld International Founder and President Jessica Newman at the FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) to mark the signing of an MOU between the two organisations. (FEI)

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the FEI and together transform the lives of children through equestrian sport”, JustWorld International Founder and President Jessica Newman said. “This has been a goal for JustWorld. We believe that working together with the FEI and having their official support will have a remarkable impact and further enhance our charity programmes.”

NOTES TO EDITORS

MOU Overview
In 2012 the FEI decided to use Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) to better define its relationship with the different stakeholders. The MOUs cover universal issues such as FEI recognition, FEI Rules and Regulations, horse welfare, code of ethics, commitment to democratic processes, consultation, FEI General Assembly, FEI Sports Forum and meetings, governing law, dispute resolution, communication, and implementation.

MOUs have already been signed with the equine welfare charity World Horse Welfare, riders’ clubs, organisers and officials associations. Although recognition by the FEI does not entail voting rights at the FEI General Assembly, the MOUs formalise the relationship with the FEI, giving a voice to organisations working with the FEI in the development of equestrian sport.

About Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) www.fei.org
The FEI is the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was founded in 1921. Equestrian sport has been part of the Olympic movement since the 1912 Games in Stockholm.

The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic sports of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.

The FEI became one of the first international sports governing bodies to govern and regulate global para sport alongside its seven able-bodied disciplines when Para Dressage joined its ranks in 2006. The FEI now governs all international competitions for Para Dressage and Para Driving.

About JustWorld International www.justworldinternational.org
JustWorld International is a not-for-profit organisation that transforms the lives of children in impoverished communities by funding education and nutrition programmes. The charity supports more than 7,000 children by providing access to life-changing programmes.

JustWorld International works through the international equestrian community and its extensive networks to fund and sustain programmes that provide basic needs to children with little opportunity to receive support from other sources.

Their Rider Ambassadors raise awareness and funds for their programmes, helping to give children a leg up to a brighter future.

(HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)

FEI Media Contacts:
Vanessa Martin Randin
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications
vanessa.randin@fei.org 41 78 750 61 73 

Olga Nikolaou
Media Relations Officer
olga.nikolaou@fei.org 41 78 750 61 56 

JustWorld International Media Contacts:
Caitlin Demaree-Dyer
cdemaree@justworldinternational.org +1 561 797 9360

Clara Martins
cmartins@justworldeurope.org +32 491 10 95 77

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