We are very pleased to announce the election of Sarah Latrous as a new member of the Foundation Board. Knowing her mother Lotti’s project from a young age, Sarah first made her way into the International Hospitality Industry, then in Marketing and Events for medical organizations and charities. Today she lives in London working as an Events Manager at the University of Chicago Booth.
Sarah regularly travels to Côte d'Ivoire and has always been close to Centres l'Espoir and all of its residents and staff - especially the children with whom she grew up and spent most of her summer school time. She will support the fate of the Foundation with all her heart and will be able to transmit the spirit of the Centres L’Espoir to all of us.
Lotti Latrous Foundation, November 2019
Lotti Latrous chose a remarkable way: She gave up her privileged life in order the help the poorest among the poor: The people in the slums of Adjouffou in the Ivory Coast. She independently built a hospital, an ambulatory and an orphange. Thus she saved thousands of life.
She received several awards for her humanitary committment.
«It’s good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing. »
Rumi. Sufi mystic from Afghanistan and one of the most important Persian poets of the Middle Ages.
When I look back on the past twenty-four years, I keep on realising that time passes far too quickly. And when I try to take stock, I think that each day should have had more than 24 hours, each month more than four weeks, and each year more than twelve months, in order to cope with all that we should and still want to do here. Yes, having more time would be nice, but getting it is impossible. What is possible, however, is to make the best of the time we have been given. And we were allowed to do a lot, and it makes us grateful to think of all the people we were allowed to accompany, to remember how much joy and love we were allowed to experience, but also to distribute and still are allowed to do so.