At the third LOJIQ (Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec) Awards Gala held on May 31 at the National Assembly of Québec, the Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, presented the LOJIQ Grand Prize to author-singer-songwriter Spaïcy Bazile for her work on a humanitarian and creative project to encourage the rebuilding of Haiti.
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After the violent earthquake that shook Haiti in January 2010, Spaïcy Bazile raised funds through sales of her latest song Je me souviens Haïti to open the ANNE-LAMERCIE-CEDAT Academy in the region of Cap Haïtien. With support from LOJIQ, she also traveled to Brussels in January 2011 to perform at a symposium on Haiti at the Canadian Embassy. She took the opportunity to present her humanitarian project to the ambassadors, dignitaries and members of the Haitian community in Brussels who attended the evening.
Supporting the international mobility of young people
At the gala, eleven other awards were presented for outstanding international youth mobility projects in the following categories: