A caring Princess
During the last months of 2016, Donatella Campioni, President of Monaco Aide & Presence together with administrator Frank Morel were in Dindigul, a village in a rural region of the Tamil Nadu in southern India, where since 2008 MP supports the local NGO Mass Trust lead by Jesuraj Arputhasamy, with the mission of providing aid to children of families victims of AIDS. In the middle of extreme poverty MAP leaders visited 17 of the 96 villages supported by the NGO, a radius equivalent to 80 km around Dindigul.
Princess Charlene, herself committed to helping underprivileged children, paid a visit during this trip and did the honors of delivering the keys to a vehicle financed by MAP that will considerably help Mass Trust to meet children who are ill and transfer to the hospital families who are isolated.
A warming welcome fit for a Prince
In the first quarter of 2017, a MAP delegation accompanied Donatella Campioni to Madagascar for the inauguration on February 28 of the School Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella of Monaco, and the Maternity H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco, both in Akamosoa, a village of 25,000 inhabitants created over a dump more than 47 years ago by Father Pedro Opeka, originally from Argentina. HSH Prince Albert honored the inauguration ceremony with his presence, warmly received by the 10,000 adolescents and younger children that filled the local football stadium, with a show of dancing and chanting before friendly football game with everybody dressed in the colors of the ASM Monaco.
“For it is giving that we receive.” Francis of Assisi