Belgrade, March 30th
Today ended the first phase of the project “Make a WISH to the Sovereign Order of Malta”: this was the part in which elementary school children, from the areas affected by the tragic floods in May 2014, could send to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Belgrade their letters with the expression of their WISH.
More than 3000 letters have arrived, from the most diverse and original requests, to those particularly touching, behind which often transpires sadness and discomfort, to those more typical for the age group of 5 to 13 year olds. Now begins, for the Embassy and the appropriate committee – composed of: H.R.H. Crown Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic; H.E. Msgr. Stanislav Hocevar, Catholic Archbishop in Belgrade; Dr. Andrea Simoncelli, President of Generali Insurance – Serbia; Prof. Nenad Prokic, Project Manager – Make a Wish to the Order; Dr. Prof. Aleksandra Arandjelovic, Director of the University Medical Center Zvezdara; First Counsellor of the Embassy Dr. Carlo Buora and Ambassador Alberto di Luca, as President of the Commission – the most important work inherent to the analysis and selection of the WISHES, as well as that of the research of funds to satisfy as many of them as possible.
To this regard it is worth noting the confirmation of an important charity event, dedicated to the project â€śMake a WISH”, to be held on June 19th in Monaco. A significant event in the presence of famous artists – Umberto Tozzi, Ivana Spagna, Leroy Gomez of Santa Esmeralda, Eddy Jordan’s Band – and prestigious sponsors – Dom Perignon, Bentley and Gaga.
Again on this occasion the rootedness of the Order, spread in 120 countries around the world, has been proven to be of great importance: in fact, the Monegasque Association of the Order has offered itâ€™s patronage to the praiseworthy event entirely devoted to the possibility of giving moments of joy to Serbian children affected by the great natural disaster of last year. Additional help has already been confirmed by the structures of the Order of Lombardy (Italy), by individual members as well as by external donors from other countries.
The project â€śA hot meal on a cold winterâ€ť, that was initiated last year by our Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Belgrade with the collaboration of the local Caritas, changed a little bit this year with the delivery of fresh bread and warm bakery goods for the poorest categories of the population in Serbia. Fresh bread and bakery goods were delivered this year to beneficiaries in Sabac and in Aleksinac. In order to obtain fresh and warm products, we distributed vouchers to the most needy, which enabled them to pick up their fresh bread or bakery good in the selected bakeries according to their own time and needs. The distribution of vouchers started for Christmas 2014, and continued in 2015, in Aleksinac and Sabac, every Saturday, up to March 15th in Sabac and end of March, 2015 in Aleksinac.
Belgrade, March 19th
In the presence of President Tomislav Nikolic, at the National Theatre in Belgrade, was held the ceremony for the 80th anniversary of this important health institution. During the evening, were presented the results and future projects and plans of the hospital KBC Zvezdara. Particularly pleasing was the recognition delivered to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta for its past and future collaborations.
Belgrade, March 13th
The favorable consensus received of the “Make a WISH to the Sovereign Order of Malta” and the requests from children who were unaware of the possibility of participation to the project until now, suggested the extension of the deadline for submission of letters to over March 13th. It will be possible to send the letters of submission, at the same address of the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Belgrade, until March 30th, according to the modalities of participation visible on this website.
Sid, March 9th
The Project Manager of “Make a WISH to the Sovereign Order of Maltaâ€ť, Prof. Nenad Prokic, met at Sid with the Mayor Mr. Nikola Vasic and with Mr. Branislav MaukoviÄ‡, president of the Municipal Assembly, for an update on the participation modalities for the project of the Embassy in Belgrade of the Sovereign Order of Malta. Interest and gratitude was expressed to the Order of Malta for this initiative in favour of elementary school children particularly affected by the floods of last May.