Haiti Ambassador-at-large honored with World Tourism Humanitarian Award

Published on : Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Hands touching a globeHaiti Ambassador-at-large honored with World Tourism Humanitarian Award At the opening of the World Travel Market in London on Monday, Supermodel and Ambassador- at-Large for Haiti, Petra Nemcova was awarded the World Tourism Humanitarian Award.

The recipients of the award included the Earthwatch Institute, Google glass, Singita – Place of Miracles and Petra Nemcova were recognized for their commitment to conservation, sustainable tourism development, creating unique initiatives to bring the travel experience to people with special needs as well as assisting local communities in defeating challenging times.

Petra Nemcova founded the Happy Hearts Fund (HHF) in 2005 following her own experience during the 2004 Asian tsunami where she lost her then partner, broke her pelvis and was rescued where she sought refuge in a tree.


She received the award for her philanthropic efforts with HHF which has rebuilt 100 safe-resilient schools in areas affected by natural disasters impacting more than 46,000 children and 490,000 community members in nine countries around the world.

She started work in Haiti in 2007 building schools in Cite-Soleil and continued her work following the 2010 earthquake.


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