On September 25, 2019 Bambini in Emergenza inaugurates the first Montessori Community Centre (Floare de Colț) in Bucharest with the aim of offering 45 of the most disadvantaged children in a district (sector 6) of Bucharest, an excellent preschool education, according to the Montessori method.
Through a crowdfunding campaign and the help of many, Bambini in Emergenza buys an electric craniotomy for paediatric neurosurgery of the Chisinau Hospital, capital of the Republic of Moldova.
In July the children benefit from their now usual summer vacation in Italy in Montegiordano Marina (CS), enriched in 2016 by a day of workshops and fun-recreational activities in Bologna at the headquarters of the Golinelli Foundation.
Help for abandoned and / or sick children continues with the management of the Damato Andreea Pilot Centre in Singureni and with the family integration project ‘Una Mamma anche per me’.
A new summer holiday is offered to the children of the Pilot Centre in Italy, in Montegiordano Marina (CS), from the Diocese of Cassano allo Ionio (CS) and the Emmanuel Volunteer Association of Cerignola (FG).
The project ‘A mother for me too’ is launched to give a mother and a family to abandoned children welcomed in the Andreea Damato Centre in Singureni.
In collaboration with the Italian Foundation, Bambini in Emergenza supports research on Rett syndrome, a serious neurological pathology, by funding the European Mind and Metabolism Association (E.M.M.A.).
In honour and in memory of its founder, the Mino Damato Prize is established, consisting of a cash contribution to be allocated to medical-scientific research and innovation.
On 12 November the Andreea Damato Pilot Centre receives the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Franco Frattini, who delivers humanitarian aid to the children of Singureni from the main Italian companies.
In collaboration with Bambini in Emergenza Italia, the construction of a paediatric pavilion inside the North Kinangop Catholic Hospital, in Kenya, is financed.
In collaboration with the Bambini in Emergenza Italian Foundation, the construction of the Nyumbani-Kitui-Village in Kenya, the first centre for the reception and care of orphans and AIDS patients, is financed.
Collaboration begins with the Congregation of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Assisi (Italy), who are entrusted with the task of looking after the children hosted in the family homes of our welcome centre in Singureni.
Mino Damato discovers that in the ‘V. Babes’ from Bucharest (Romania) are hospitalized, in inhuman conditions, more than one hundred abandoned children and AIDS patients.