Photo caption: 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 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. Their work focuses on education and nutrition programmes, helping transform the lives of over 7,000 children in impoverished communities.
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.
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.”
JustWorld International Founder and President Jessica Newman said:
We are thrilled to collaborate with the FEI and together transform the lives of children through equestrian sport. 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.”