Friday, January 14, 2011

Nathalie Nozile selected as SOS Children’s Villages

Nathalie Nozile has been selected as the first Jolie Legal Fellow. Nathalie is alumna of the SOS Children’s Villages in Santo, Haiti. She graduated from University of Florida’s Levin College of Law this past spring.

What will the duties and responsibilities for a Jolie Legal Fellow? He or she will concentrate on the protection of Haiti’s most vulnerable children in the judicial system, by serving as special assistants to key Government of Haiti officials.

Angelina Jolie said, "I am thrilled that Nathalie Nozile will be our first legal fellow in Haiti – where the need to enhance child protection is so great. Nathalie has a heartfelt commitment to improve conditions in her homeland, and brings to her work the unique perspective of growing up in an SOS Village. There, she learned firsthand the importance to a childhood of a stable and nurturing environment. Now, as a promising attorney, she will draw on her personal experience as she returns to help strengthen the Haitian judicial system. Nathalie will be working to help ensure equal access to justice and the protection of children’s rights in Haiti.”

Then she added, “Nathalie Nozile is a force… just wait and see. She will be doing many great things. She represents the best of Haiti. She is an extraordinary example. I am proud to know her and extremely grateful to have the opportunity to work with her.”

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