Governance

Since inception, all HCFs have set high standards of governance; they now also adhere to the standards put in place by The Philippe Hatem Happy Childhood Foundation for a Happy Childhood (PHF), the parent foundation in Geneva, which abides by Swiss rules and regulations. In addition, a Code of Ethics established by PHF is an integral part of the Affiliation Agreement of PHF with each HCF.

PHILIPPE HATEM FOUNDATION FOR A HAPPY CHILDHOOD [PHF] 
Geneva, Switzerland

  • Registration: Canton de Genève, Reg #: CHE-442.185.893
  • Date of incorporation: 4 September 2014
  • Legal advisors: FRORIEP, Geneva
  • Auditors: OGH Expertises Comptables et Fiscales SA, Geneva

HAPPY CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION [HCF Lebanon]
Lebanon

  • Registration: Lebanese Ministry of the Interior, Reg #: 557
  • Date of incorporation: 13 April 2010
  • Legal advisors: Fady Ziadé Law Firm, Beirut
  • Auditors: BECA Hatem & Partners, Beirut

HAPPY CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION NORTH AMERICA [HCF North America]
Chicago, Illinois
(Affiliate of PHF)

  • Date of incorporation: 31 May 2011
  • Exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Legal advisors: Quarles & Brady LLP, Chicago

HAPPY CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION AFRICA [HCF Africa]
Dar Es Salam, Tanzania
(Affiliate of PHF)

  • Registration: Under the Companies Act 2002, Reg#: 83783
  • Date of incorporation: 8 June 2011
  • Legal advisors: Asyla Attorneys, Dar Es Salam