A way called Charity:

10 pictures illustrate the first 10 years of the Thouret Foundation

 A significant milestone for the Thouret Foundation, to mark the initiative started 10 years ago by the Sisters of Charity.

 10 pictures are the visible testimony of 10 years of work at the world’s peripheries, from Romania to Syria, from Pakistan to Thailand. The Thouret Foundation which is celebrating ten years of activity is an organization inspired by the charism and the missionary tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Jeanne Antide Thouret, founded in Besançon, France, on 11th April 1799.

Their activity includes the service in countries devastated by the horrors of wars, like in Syria and the Central African Republic, as well as the itinerary of listening and social inclusion addressed to young people in Albnia, or the day centre for disabled people in Thailand, and the agricultural education in Sin tang, Indonesia. In Vietnam there is a musical workshop and a hostel for young girls studying away from home; while in Shahdara, Pakistan, the school damaged by the flood was rebuilt, as well as that of Saint Anne in Beirut, Lebanon, hit by the terrible explosion on 4th August 2020. Without forgetting the work done during the Covid emergency in Italy, and also the “Jeanne Antide Centre” in Sarh, Chad, a shelter for vulnerable girls where they can complete their studies and find a job, which has been chosen as a symbol to mark the decade of work done by the Foundation.

«In these 10 years – told us the President of the Thouret Foundation, Sister Maria Rosa Muscarella – the work done in more than 30 Countries and in 4 continents, especially in the social and educational field, has guaranteed the right to education for many children and young people, enabling them to take their future in their hands, and become men and women able to influence also the political choices of the incoming future. The approach chosen is woman-centred, because women are the driving force behind everything and the soul of the family. In our maternity wards one can feel the pulse of life and hope, and in our workshops for women we offer more than learning how to make handicrafts, as they are places of inclusion, fraternity and dialogue in which tolerance is experienced».

The celebration of this milestone «Shall take place in various meetings involving all friends and benefactors who have helped transform many “drops of solidarity” in a true “sea of charity”», said the President. Among the initiatives, on Saturday 28th May in Naples is taking place a play organized by the pupils of the Regina Coeli School and a photographic display within the Monastery’s Cloister (in Vico San Gaudioso) to tell everybody our story of hope and future.

To know all the events follow the official hashtag #10yearsforcharity, which provides also a constant update about the progress of the project in Chad, which can be supported by visiting the web-site

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