23 December 2006

10 December 2006

Father Christmas In Moldova With The Seborga In The World Association

The Seborga in the World Association is planning a trip from 28 December to 4 January to Moldova. The plan is to distribute toys, clothing and other items to the many children of poor families in the town of Mihailovca and in the south of the country.
For this project many students from different school grades in the province of Imperia are involved in collecting the goods for these less fortunate.
This initiative has received support from the Italian Red Cross, UNICEF and the Moldova Embassy in Rome.
During this trip the volunteers of the association are also hoping to successfully transfer from Moldova to a hospital in Rome an 11 year old girl who is currently suffering from cerebral paralysis. This girl has not seen her mother (the only relative left) for the last two years since she started to work in Italy to cover the medical expenses.
The girl is presently in an orphanage and the organisers are hoping to have all the papers required by the bureaucracy to be able to transfer the girl to a hospital in Rome for proper treatment and to allow the mother to see her daughter again. If they succeed it will be a very special Christmas present for this small family.

The Tree Fete Is Back Again In Seborga And In The All Intemelia Community

The Intemelia Mountain Community together with the Italian Forestry Corps has recently re-established “The tree fete”: an old tradition well practised in the past in the region.
The aim of this initiative is the planting of 500 trees among the municipalities of the mountain community and for this purpose the organisers have requested the involvement of the students from various schools in the region.
The opening ceremony was held in Seborga where thirty elms were planted by the students of the primary school under the supervision of the Italian Forestry Corps.
After Seborga will be the time for the other villages with the planting of oaks, olives trees, pines and elms.