A SIGNIFICATIVE GLANCE ON VOLUNTARY SERVICE IN FRANCE AND IN MONACO
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by Marina Chiarmetta
NICE/MONACO. In France there are 14 million volunteers in various sectors. The small Monaco country is on the forefront with 109,450 hours of volunteer work during the year and 60,925 hours of presence at emergency stations. In France, 23%, (more than 3 million people), work in health care, but only one million is volunteering on a regular basis. In the associations there are two major concerns about the generational change and the massive presence of men in management positions. Unluckily, many of them men complaining the lack of valid replacements don’t whish to delegate responsibilities. Letting more space to women and young people would renovate the voluntary sector in a fruitful spirit of intergenerational cooperation. It is time for a renewal.
France Benevolat is an association network counting 80 national associations, 250 local offices and 1000 particularly committed volunteers who work with 7000 associations adhering to the departmental centres where thousands of missions are proposed. In 2003, the National Volunteer Centre (CNV), which was founded in the seventies’ and Planète Solidarité, joined forces, thus creating France Bénévolat. On January 22, 2010, France Bénévolat was recognized as a public utility. France Bénévolat main missions are to develop voluntary associations by linking volunteers and associations, to accompany the associations in the formation and animation of their volunteers and to promote volunteering for example on December 5th, on the occasion of International Volunteer Day. In 2007, the Ministry of National Education, the Ministry of Health and Sports and other organizations have recognized the Volunteer Passport, a tool for the recognition of the experience and skills enhancement. France Bénévolat is financed by membership fees and enjoys government funding. Surveying volunteering trends, it has recently analysed the situation of the elderly in voluntary work. 36% of volunteers are over 65 years old and more than 50% of the managers are pensioners. The transition from work to the active board plays on three important factors: the transition work / retirement conditions, the management of the last steps in their career and the competences’ availability. Because in the years to come there will be a considerable demographic reversal, France Bénévolat insists on a permanent promotion of this type of commitment with specific messages providing individual and psychological counselling. Thus, elderly volunteers re-discover the elemental concept of giving and their social utility.
The Volunteering Associations in Hospitals acting in different ways are about 200. All have an agreement that regulates the relationship and the service provided by volunteers, who generally offer a few hours a week. Volunteer training is part of the Convention and it is sometimes included in the training of hospital staff. The association Les petits frères des Pauvres (“The little brothers of the Poor”) was founded by Armand Marquiset in 1946 and the 250 groups across France are recognized of public utility. Les petits frères des Pauvres accompany in a fraternal relationship people – in priority more than 50 years old – suffering from loneliness, poverty, exclusion, and serious illnesses. In France 5 million are more than 75 years old and will be 10 millions in 2050. For many of them, daily life is just loneliness and precariousness. The volunteers visit the isolated seniors helping them to shop, filling their papers, and building a fraternal relationship. Committed volunteers helped 36,400 people, Solitud’Ecoute-Fight against loneliness helped 15,500 people in actions during the Christmas holidays. 15,778 people attended a Christmas Eve, 2,619 people went on holiday to one of 18 Association’s homes, and 1,621 people were accommodated or housed in one of the 458 Association’s homes and 19 establishments.
The National League against Cancer is closely hospital and gives specific oncological assistance. It is present in many hospitals and its system of recruiting volunteers is held in a particular way by advertising media at local and national level. Candidates will then have interviews and training sessions in local committees. The assistance, reported by staff, is directed to a single person in a volunteer-patient personal journey. Many former patients who have won the disease become volunteers. In the oncology field, several associations follow the various stages of the disease, palliative care, and end of life. Last but not least many associations deal with the women’s aesthetic during the cancer treatments (make-up sessions, hair salon, massage), economic aid for the purchase of wigs, scarves, psychological help, both in the hospital and at home. Their philosophy is that physical appearance heals the spirit. (Belle & Bien, Beauté, Détente du Corps et de l’Esprit, Fondation MIMI)
Les Blouses Roses is the largest association recognized of public utility by the State that deals with animation to the sick, children, the elderly nursing in the hospital and at home. Founded in the forties’, it counts more than 5,000 volunteers in 600 small local associations. Famous French comedian Yves Lecoq is one of their testimonial. Besides animation activity Les Blouses Roses are committed to improving the furnishings to make the hospital wards more welcoming, especially the paediatric wards. They organize events to raise funds for the Association and provide special equipment improving the care of the sick.
AS FOR MONACO, in its only 2.02-km2 area and with a population of about 38,400 according to the last census of 2015, the Government has certified more than 160 Associations in the solidarity’s field, and 41 most influent Organisations acting in the Principality, as listed below. They are financed and they help as follow: Volunteering, financial donations, donations of supplies and equipment, host family, sponsorship, charity events in the Principality of Monaco and abroad.
1) PRINCE ALBERT II FOUNDATION The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is a charity that has donated millions in various environmental projects. The Foundation was initially created in 2006 by Prince Albert II of Monaco and it concentrates on environmental protection, sustainable development, climate change and the promotion of renewable energy as well as biodiversity in three main geographical regions: the Mediterranean basin, the Polar regions and the least developed Countries. The Foundation supports also projects which develop water resource management or desertification control technologies. Countries of intervention: Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, China, Congo-Brazzaville, Ecuador, Federated States of Micronesia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Madagascar, Mauritania, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger Peru, Oceania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Chad, British Indian Ocean Territory, Timor-Leste, Togo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tunisia, European Union, Zambia, Zimbabwe. The FpA2 on Fb
2) PRINCESS CHARLENE FOUNDATION The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation was officially presented by H.S.H Princess Charlene as her Foundation in 2012. The aim of the Foundation is to use sport, especially rugby and swimming, as a medium for education. The Princess Charlene Foundation focus its efforts on safety in the water, support provided to young, promising sports players as well as sports projects as part of children’s education. Thus, a specific program “Sport & Education, to build on the values of sport” has been set up. The Foundation supports children on an international scale, with water safety programmes implemented in different countries in the field to fight against drowning which has far too many victims each year. The World Health Organization estimated at 372,000 the number of dead people drowned in 2012 in the world. Thus, numerous “Learn to Swim”, and “Water Safety” for the prevention of drowning programs are being implemented to fight this scourge. Countries of intervention: Australia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, France, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Monaco, Morocco, Nicaragua, Peru, Tanzania, Thailand, United States, Zimbabwe.
3) ABCHILDREN CHARITY MONACO PRINCIPALITY is an association certified by the State. It has been founded in 2014 on the experience of ABChildren Charity Italia (founded in 2002) with the personal and lasting action of its founders who, a few years ago, transferred their own residence to the Principality and want to continue to operate in the humanitarian field with the same impetus and the same objectives. Areas of intervention are culture, education training, and urgency. The Countries of intervention are Colombia, India, Italy, Monaco, and Sri Lanka.
4) ALIZETA Although the Monegasque association exists only since January 2014, it works since 2004 in Burkina Faso via the Italian association “Alizeta progetti solidali onlus”. In Burkina Faso, Alizeta has built and it runs a malnutrition centre, it has funded scholarships and trained at different levels. As for many small agricultural projects, 14 boreholes have been set, and a dam has been rehabilitated. Country of intervention: Burkina Faso.
5) AMA MONACO-ARGENTINA –The Areas of intervention of the Monaco-Argentina Association founded in 2006 and certified by the state are culture, education-training, environment, health, sport.
6) AMADE – Founded in 1963 and certified by the state at the initiative of Princess Grace of Monaco, AMADE is actively involved in the protection and development of the child throughout the world, with the following objectives: protecting the most vulnerable children from violence, exploitation and abuse; promoting the development of children by contributing to the education and health; accompanying change by conducting advocacy. Countries of intervention: Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Chad, Ethiopia, Haiti, Haiti, Italy, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Ethiopia, Laos, Lithuania, Monaco, Niger. AMADE is the acronym for “Association Mondiale Amis Des Enfants” – World Association of Childhood Friends.
7) AMADE-Monaco – was founded in 1966 by SAS Princess Grace, who had just founded AMADE Mondiale in 1963 as “federation” of AMADE Nationales, to give birth to the first national AMADE in the world. AMADE-Monaco O.N.G. aims to support and promote the physical, moral and spiritual well being of childhood in the world, without distinction of race, nationality or religion and in a spirit of total political independence. Today, nearly 50 years after its creation, AMADE-Monaco is developing its activities both intellectually (in the Principality) and on the material level (in Monaco and abroad). Amade International is brilliantly chaired by HRH Princess Caroline of Monaco.
8) AMITIE SANS FRONTIERES founded in 1991 in MONACO by Mme Régine Vardon-West) and AMITIE SANS FRONTIERES INTERNATIONALE founded in 1996, also in Monaco, are Clubs-Services with 20 subsidiaries worldwide with the main motivation: tolerance, justice, friendship, and therefore contribution to Peace, without discrimination of sex, religion, race, nationality or profession. AMITIE SANS FRONTIERES INTERNATIONALE received in 2003 as a “non-governmental organization”, consultative status with the UN, supporting in particular humanitarian actions on the theme defined and proposed annually by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Areas of intervention: Culture, Education-Training, Environment, Health, Sport, and Urgency.
9) AMPA The Monegasque Association for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease (AMPA) was created in 1990 by Michel Pastor and Dr Michel-Yves Mourou. Since 2009, Catherine Pastor and her Vice-President Professor Alain Pesce, head of the Monegasque Geriatric Division, have chaired the association. AMPA is increasing its activities in the principality of Monaco and internationally to support research, encourage scientific meetings, better understand the disease and its consequences, raise awareness among the general public and help people with the disease Alzheimer’s and their families. In 2013, AMPA launched the Mediterranean Alzheimer Alliance to help and support stakeholders in the Mediterranean countries involved in Alzheimer’s disease. Health Countries of intervention: Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Monaco, Portugal, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey.
10) AMREF With 12 million people helped each year, AMREF Flying Doctors is now the first public health NGO in Africa, founded in 1957 and certified by the state. The organization runs more than 150 programs in some 30 African countries, even in the most isolated areas and with priority given to women and children. To foster sustainable public health change, AMREF continues to work hand in hand with governments and communities and focuses its programs on training local health personnel. Based in Kenya, AMREF currently has about 20 offices in Africa, Europe and North America. In Monaco, AMREF’s role is to provide technical support to the teams in the field and to conduct advocacy and fundraising campaigns. Countries of intervention: South Africa, Benin, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.
11) CARITAS MONACO Caritas Monaco is a full member of Caritas Europa and Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of more than 160 Catholic organizations, since 1990 and has been approved by the state. Areas of intervention: Advocacy, Health, and Emergency. Countries of intervention: Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Lebanon, Peru, Philippines, Sudan, Syria, Palestinian Territory.
12) CEP MONACO Following a missionary trip to Benin, since 2011 and approved by the state, the CEP association has aimed at building and sustaining an orphanage in this developing country, where the maternal and infant mortality rate is high. The first building of 250 m2 was inaugurated in February 2014. The 2nd is under construction. It accommodates 6 orphans from the age 3 years, a couple for the direction, and a guard for the security of the places. A small agricultural autonomy is made by the cultivation of cereals, fruits and vegetables, and chickens. Sustainability will in part be ensured through the sponsorship of orphans. The next goal is to continue building the next 3 dormitories to eventually accommodate 108 children.
13) CHILDREN AND FUTURE Originally, a group of friends, a team of volunteers aware of the injustice suffered by children around the world invested and mobilized to defend their rights. Most of the members work in the Principality and want to show their attachment to the country. Main events organized by Children & Future, founded in 2001: “No Finish Line” in November; “NFL Dance” in April. Countries of intervention: France, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Monaco, and Senegal. How to help: Volunteering, Financial donations.
14) CHILD CARE MONACO was established in 2012 to provide access to education, a fundamental right of the child. The volunteering team opened a school in India welcoming 90 girls and provide them with medical care, food, school supplies and clothing. The team operates mainly on a sponsorship system, 100% of the annual 149€ per child being used for the childcare. The Association is constant monitoring by visiting regularly and through local teams. Country of intervention: India. How to help: Volunteering, Financial Donations, Sponsorship, charity events in the Principality of Monaco.
15) CHILD MISSION is an International Solidarity Organization under the Presidency of Honour of S.A.S. Albert II of Monaco. Created in 1991 by Father Stéphane Aumonier and approved by the state to “help the children in distress in the world”. Today, chaired by Anne-Marie Fissore, its main focus is education. Mission Enfance operates directly on the ground, with its local teams and adapts its humanitarian aid according to the needs of the countries encountered, in remote areas, without racial, ethnic or religious considerations. Thanks to the operating subsidy paid by the Government of Monaco, and with the support of its private sponsors, the association allocates 97% of its funds to its actions in the field. Countries of intervention: Afghanistan, Armenia, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Ethiopia, France, Iraq, Laos, Lebanon, Syria, and Vietnam.
16) CHILDREN OF AFRICA, founded in January 2015, is a Monegasque association with the aim of helping children in Tanzania and Senegal. The objective is to improve the living conditions of children through new structures of reception, health and education. Children of Africa also takes small simple initiatives: buy clothes, shoes, gifts for children, any action that can bring smiles and joy in their daily lives. The volunteering team works with local organizations to overcome cultural, linguistic barriers and understand “how things work” in a country that has its own political, economic and ethical system, enabling people to be self-sufficient.
17) COLLECTIF REFUGIES D’ORIENT welcomes, in the Principality of Monaco and in France, Christians persecuted in their country because of their faith, and especially today the Christians of the East; the volunteering team provides the necessary support directly or indirectly linked to the reception of the said Christians, whether carried out in the Principality of Monaco or in France. Areas of intervention: Culture, Education-Training, Advocacy, and Urgency. Countries of intervention: France, Monaco.
18) CROIX ROUGE MONACO – Chaired by HSH Prince Albert II, the Monegasque Red Cross has been working for over 65 years, being founded in 1948, approved by the state. While Monaco strives to improve the well-being of vulnerable people, educate and sensitize the population, it also works beyond the Monegasque borders. Internationally, it participates in the appeals launched within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement during humanitarian disasters around the world. It is also working through its international humanitarian section to improve the resilience of vulnerable populations through partnerships with other National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, particularly in West Africa. Areas of intervention worldwide: Education-Training, Advocacy-Law, Health, and Emergency.
19) DIGITAL AID is a charitable organization founded in 2010 whose aim is to propose an innovative approach to the recycling of computers and their peripherals and offering them, after renovation, to those who wish to discover computers without having the means to do so. The old equipment can become a vehicle for better education for schools, non-profit medical institutions, and children from disadvantaged households who do not have access to information technology. The priority of our organization is disadvantaged childhood, because we believe that for the next generations, the mastery of the computer tool will be one of the keys to the equality of professional chances. Countries of intervention: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, France, Lithuania, Morocco, Monaco, Romania, and UAE.
20) ENERGY ASSISTANCE MONACO Created in 2011, the association aims to provide the skills and know-how of its members for the realization of humanitarian projects aimed at the most vulnerable populations, especially in the field of energy. Areas of intervention: Education-Training, Environment, Health, Emergency, Areas of intervention: Education-Training, Environment, Health, Emergency, work for Monegasque humanitarian associations wishing to set up international projects and who wish to rely on a reliable partner for all the often complex problems related to energy. Country of intervention: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guinea, India, Madagascar, Mongolia.
21) FIGHT AIDS is a non-profit NGO founded by S.A.S. Princess Stephanie in 2004 and approved by the state. Faced with the psychological and even financial distress and isolation that she has seen in many people living with hiv, facing the discrimination that many suffer on a daily basis, faced with their often hidden, internalized pain, HSH Princess Stephanie, sensitive and touched, is committed to and with them in this struggle for life and dignity. She has also imagined a Maison de Vie, a place of relaxation and non-medical rest that will accommodate people but also their family or their spouse. Located in Carpentras this House of Life was inaugurated on 26 June 2010. Countries of intervention: South Africa, Burundi, Haiti, Madagascar, and Mauritius.
22) FOOT FOR SCHOOL The aim of the association founded in 2015, is to bring school supplies to poor children in the Djoum region of Southern Cameroon, especially those of the Baka pygmy tribes, through football tournaments organized for them and equipped with school materials. The goal is twofold, to distract them during the summer in a joyful atmosphere, and to allow them to access the school in the best conditions by lightening the financial effort of their families.
23) GENDERHOPES is a Monegasque association created in 2011 whose goal is to promote equality between the sexes and to highlight the International Day of the Girl, organizing events every year in Monaco on October 11th. The volunteering team works in partnership with schools, conduct research, write articles and participate as speaker at conferences in order to increase awareness and fight against genre stereotypes. Areas of intervention: Education-Training, Advocacy-Law. Countries of intervention: Burundi, Rwanda.
24) INTERACTIONS&SOLIDARITY (I&S) In a dynamic of sustainable development, InterActions supports communities in Kenya in their transformation process for poverty reduction and environmental preservation. Created in 2004 and approved by the state. Recruitment of local project staff and locally implemented means to meet the needs Communities through viable, efficient and replicable solutions are the priority of “InterActions & Solidarity. Areas of intervention: Education-Training, Environment, and Health.
25) LA MARAUDE has been created in 2011 by a group of volunteers affected by the dangerous situation in which many of our fellow French citizens now find themselves. The aim is to help by bringing food, blankets and warmth to people banished by our society.
26) MONACO HELP AND PRESENCE (MAP) is a humanitarian association founded in 1979 and approved by the state. Under the Presidency of Honour of S.A.S. Prince Albert II, MAP has been working for more than 35 years around the world. The team’s actions focus on: Education through the construction of school structures, professional workshops and adapted training; Health by the construction or rehabilitation of health, hospital facilities, medical missions and the training of local aides-carers; to meet the essential nutritional needs, and to improve working conditions for women; in concert with local people, respecting their culture, society and economy, the actions aim to make them more autonomous. MAP also supports local actions: Children’s operations, food collections, visit to hospitals, and assistance to handicapped and needy people in the region. Thanks to the support of the Monegasque Government, which covers administrative and secretarial costs, the volunteer work of the administrators, the accounting audit and local officials, 100% of the donations collected go to our projects. Countries of intervention: Benin, Brazil, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, India, Madagascar, Mali, Moldova, Nepal, Niger, Sri Lanka.
27) MONACO COLLECTIF HAITI Following the earthquake of January 12, 2010, and in accordance with the will of the Sovereign Prince, a large number of Monaco public and private structures federated under the name of Monaco Collectif Haiti to make their contribution following this natural disaster. After several field missions, the Collectif chose to support the project carried out by Dr. William Pape: the construction and equipping of a school in a shanty town of Port-au-Prince, managed by the Gheskio Health Centres. The Prince Albert II School opened in 2012 and was inaugurated on 15 February 2013 by the Prince Sovereign Prince. 300 children are currently enrolled. As the school is integrated into a health centre, each student receives personalized medical care.
28) MONACO COLLECTIF HUMANITAIRE On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of HSH Prince Albert II IN 2008, 18 Monegasque OSIs, supported by the Government of Monaco, federated under the name “Monaco Collectif Humanitaire” to support a common project: to operate children in Monaco Pathologies, cardiac and orthopaedic, are not treated in their countries of origin. Three French associations have also joined the Collective: African Meetings, Aviation Without Borders and the Chain of Hope. The care centres (Monaco Cardio-Thoracic Centre, Princess Grace Hospital Centre and IM2S) have already taken care of 240 children. Faced with these results and the seriousness of the project, international footballer Olivier Giroud agreed to become the Ambassador of the Collective. Countries of intervention: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Syria, Tanzania, Togo.
29) MONACO-IMPACT was created in 2014 and approved by the state to encourage, facilitate and federate initiatives, charitable organizations and institutes in Monaco in order to have Monaco recognized as the ‘World Centre of Philanthropy’ and help to strengthen the positive image of Monaco in the world. The vision of Monaco Impact is to promote Monaco as a place where responsible citizens live, while increasing the number of philanthropists and investors with a social impact, through education, collaboration and sharing of approaches Innovations in addressing global challenges. Monaco Impact identifies best practices, innovative approaches and supports to find solutions in response to global challenges. In order to make social impact initiatives possible, Monaco Impact encourages charitable investments by Monaco residents, organizations and institutions.
30) N.A.M.A.S.T.E. (Nepal Monaco-Cultural Association) was founded in 2009, and approved by the state to promote Nepalese culture in Monaco and in Europe, – to improve the living conditions of the Nepalese, particularly in the field of education and health, – to accompany the economic development projects of the villagers respecting their autonomy and the environment, – and more generally, to promote, encourage and facilitate activities that will develop the links between Nepal and Monaco. Thanks to a formidable chain of solidarity, which was created in Monaco around several initiatives, the association was able to carry out in a short time concrete projects for the people of Rigaon (schools, dispensary, training workshops for women)
31) MILITARY AND HOSPITALIER ORDER OF SAINT LAZARUS OF JERUSALEM – MONACO. Since 2013 OSLJ-Monaco aims to help the sick and the poorest. In Madagascar, in the locality of Ankolamarè (Sainte Marie Island), the OSLJ-Monaco has just completed and equipped the construction, in anticyclones’ norms, of a dispensary in replacement of the old one which was completely dilapidated as it was made of wood and falafa and very vulnerable being located just 100m from the sea. This dispensary makes it possible to satisfy the medical needs of this part of the island, very isolated and difficult to access because remote from the main communication channels (access by a broken track). The Malagasy health authorities approve this dispensary. A big THANK YOU to Mr Bruno dal Piaz of the OSLJ-Monaco who followed the work.
32) MONACO TUNISIE, founded in 2014 and approved by the state aims to promote the relations between Tunisians and Monegasques and to help set up development projects in the social, educational, economic and environmental fields. Areas of intervention: Culture, Education-Training, Environment, Advocacy, Health, Sport, and Urgency.
33) MONACO WOMEN LEADERS ASSOCIATION, approved by the state in 2009 as part of an international network, aims to highlight women responsible and solidarity in Monaco and internationally, starting from their individual journeys, in order to promote the place and impact of these women in society, in order to defend The Equal Rights of Men and Women. Countries of intervention: Algeria, Armenia, Belgium, France, Gambia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mali, Monaco, Morocco, Monaco, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia, Uruguay.
34) OASIS Association, created in 2012, aims to reduce the impact of economic pressure on natural resources. Sustainable development thus allows the exploitation of resources, investments, and guidance techniques harmoniously developed to enhance the potential to come to better meet the needs of humanity. With the industrial revolution, the West has entered a period of tremendous increase in the world population. Two and a half centuries later, global warming, pollution of natural environments, destruction of ecosystems, desertification and increasing global inequalities threaten the conditions for the peaceful existence of mankind. Countries of intervention: Egypt, Jordan.
35) OASIS TECHNOLOGIES has the ambitious project to fight against poverty and malnutrition while mitigating the effects of climate change, since its creation in 2012. In our contemporary society guided by overconsumption, the business was not easy. Nevertheless, Rawya Mansour’s innovative vision has created a series of eco-village projects for sustainable development to strengthen sustainable agricultural development and achieve some food security. Indeed, the impact of economic pressure on natural resources is alarming. Sustainable development thus allows the exploitation of resources, investments, and guidance techniques harmoniously developed to enhance the potential to come to better meet the needs of humanity. Hans Jonas said, “Act in such a way that the effects of your action are compatible with the permanence of a genuinely human life on earth.” Countries of intervention: Egypt, Jordan, and Western Sahara.
36) O2VIE MONACO aims to provide access to drinking water for the populations of northern Mali. After working in the field of drinking water in schools and hospitals, and then in the field of connecting public buildings to urban water distribution networks, the association, created and approved by the state in 2015, has focused on the creation of large-diameter wells in rural areas.
37) PEACE AND SPORT is a neutral, independent organization promoting the sport as a tool for peace. Based in the Principality of Monaco and placed under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, this global initiative of Monaco was created in 2007 by Joël Bouzou, its President and Founder. Peace and Sport works to ensure that sport becomes a focal point for concerted, effective and responsive political action and becomes an essential tool for peace. Countries of intervention: Burundi, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Haiti, Israel, Mali, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Palestinian Territory, East Timor.
38) S.E.B. SOUTIEN ENTRAIDE BENEVOLAT – Supporting Volunteerism Schooling and health in Mali are the main concerns of the Association founded and approved by the state in 2007, as one child out of two has no access to school and girls’ education remains worrying. Three upper secondary schools were built with all necessary school furniture and equipment. The sponsorship has made it possible to carry out the care of disadvantaged children, a follow-up school and medical has been put in place. In the field of health, the Hospital of Douentza has been renovated as well as dispensaries. Through the creation of vegetable gardens, the population was able to support itself and made it possible to run a school canteen. Micro credit allowed women to create a small trade in the markets. The shipment of money during the war resulted in the purchase of tons of millet and rice on the spot.
39) STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION is one of the first international philanthropic organizations to grant donations in the fields of art and culture, education, health, medicine and sport and Social action worldwide, and has a broad, sustainable and positive impact for society in general. The Foundation, approved by the state, also seeks to actively support projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships in order to effectively serve public assistance. Since 1996, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation has approved more than 3 020 donations to NGOs from 111 countries totalling 1.23 billion euros.
40) UMBELICAL CORD – Since 2012, CORDONS DE VIE is dedicated to raising funds to support international research on umbilical cord and placenta stem cells and development of effective treatments (screening, care, transplants, medical devices, etc.) helping the most deprived countries, including Africa, to benefit from these effective treatments in an innovative way, to treat diseases such as sickle-cell anaemia, leukaemia, lymphoma. It contributes to the approval of Monaco’s Maternity Centre, which will allow donations of cord blood for research and treatment. The Board of Directors consults its Scientific Committee for research projects and works with International Cooperation and the various associations on humanitarian projects. Countries of intervention: France, Madagascar, Mali, Monaco, Niger, and Senegal.
41) VIM, THE INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS OF MONACO – As part of its international cooperation efforts, in 2007 the Monaco Government created a Voluntary International Monetary Solidarity (VIM) program. The VIM program has two objectives: suggest that young adults have access to professional humanitarian experience under good supervision conditions and contribute to the reinforcement of the actions carried out on the ground in cooperation with local partners. It is aimed at young people between 21 and 35 old, graduated from higher or technical education, with at least one year of professional experience (internship, mission, employment …) and with experience abroad. It is a long-term volunteer program: one year renewable up to three years. Volunteers are assigned to local partners in the target countries of the Monegasque Cooperation to meet a specific need. A call for candidates is published for each post in the Official Journal of Monaco indicating the procedure for applying.
As for today, the Law No. 1.072 of 27 June 1984 has approved more than 160 Solidarity Associations. Among them we recall in alphabetical order: Action Now, Acum Aide To Bengale Children, Adoption International, Adsf, Aimc, Amadarche, Ameci Cote D’ivoire, Amip, Amis De L’ordre De Malte, Ambassadors Club, Amr, Amsf, Amps, Anbs, Ancop, Armenia- Monaco, Association Volontariat, Avip, Caap Afrika, Cardio Maroc, Cirque My Friend, Cgss, C4c, Otm, Child De Coeur, Cfc Monaco, Dames Lourdes Monaco, Enfants Transgender, Fpcd Monaco, Femme Egypte et Monde, France Israel Monaco, Heal Educate Love And Proctect Children, Hcp et Disease Monaco, Human Rights Justice Peace, Ladies Lunch, Les Anges Gardiens De Monaco, Lions &Lionesses Club Monaco, Map, Monaco Autisme, Monaco Charity, Mhac, Monaco Hum 2006, Monaco-Maroc, Nfl International, Nika International, Nika Fundraising, Pink Ribbon, Progetto Matteo, Promethic, Rotary Club, Round Table, Science Health Montecarlo, Seniors Aide, Soroptimist International, Soupe De Nuit Monaco, Special Olympics Monaco , Star Team Children Montecarlo, The Montecarlo Club, Twohelp, Un Enfant Un Livre, Une Visite Un Ami, Ufm, Writeunite and the Zonta Club Monaco.
Mrs Marina Chiarmetta was volunteering in several Associations since the Sixties. The first FEDERAVO volunteering formation course was held on May 6th, 1976 in Milan. As for 1982 Mrs Chiarmetta Saija started volunteering within the Federavo Association that is holding conventions both with AVEurope and IAVE (International Association for Volunteer Effort). By now Mrs Chiarmetta is an active member of the Federavo magazine ”Nuovo Noi Insieme” (Latest Actions Together).