H. MOSER & CIE. DISTRIBUTES 8,300 CHILDREN’S BOOKS THROUGH ROOM TO READ BECAUSE CHANGING THE WORLD STARTS WITH EDUCATED CHILDREN
As the SIHH comes to an end, H. Moser & Cie. would like to take a moment to thank all of the visitors who passed by its booth. Clients, journalists, watch enthusiasts, friends of the brand, and the inquisitive alike came to admire the 2019 novelties. Before SIHH, the manufacturer in Schaffhausen made a commitment to fund the publishing of 10 children’s books for each visitor in place of traditional gifts. With the help of an app, each visitor was invited to symbolically contribute to the cause by pressing on the “Donate 10 books” button. This is how H. Moser & Cie. contributed to the distribution of a total of 8,300 books through the Room to Read organization. Being that children are a great catalyst for change, it is possible, thanks to education, to create a larger sense of responsibility and to change our behaviors for a better future for our planet and for generations to come.
The enthusiasm and emotion were real: the majority of visitors at the H. Moser & Cie. booth during SIHH participated in the initiative launched by the brand. In an attempt to go beyond the microcosm of the watch world, H. Moser & Cie. started a collaboration with Room to Read. Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Since its founding in 2000, Room to Read has helped 16.6 million children in 16 countries around the world unlock their potential through education.
Room to Read works in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills to succeed in school and beyond. Room to Read’s Literacy Program ensures schools have libraries filled with books in children’s local languages as well as trained teachers and librarians. Through Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program, girls are equipped with the tools to self-advocate and find power in their own voice. The program includes four core components — life skills, mentors, material support, and community engagement.
H. Moser & Cie. and Room to Read share a common vision: education as the key to change, a tool allowing us to bring all of our forces together to lift up the world. The partnership binding H. Moser & Cie. and Room to Read will continue to grow through different initiatives including the creation of unique pieces to be auctioned at the galas organized by Room to Read throughout the year.
In total, 830 visitors passed by H. Moser & Cie. booth during SIHH, allowing the brand to fund the publishing of 8,300 children’s books, which will be distributed by Room to Read
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More about H. MOSER & CIE.
H. Moser & Cie. was created by Heinrich Moser in 1828. Based in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, it currently employs around 60 people, has developed 12 in-house calibres to date and produces more than 1,500 watches per annum. H. Moser & Cie. manufactures parts such as regulating organs and balance-springs, which are used for its own production as well as to supply its partner companies. H. Moser & Cie. is honoured to have a Moser family member with the company as Honorary Chairman and President of the Heinrich and Henri Moser Foundation. The aim of the Moser Foundation, created by one of Heinrich Moser’s descendants, is to keep the family history alive and seek out antique pieces for the Moser Museum, located in Charlottenfels Manor, Heinrich Moser’s family home. With its substantial watchmaking expertise and highly acclaimed experience in the sector, MELB Holding holds shares in H. Moser & Cie. and Hautlence. MELB Holding is an independent family group, based in the heart of the legendary Vallée de Joux.