Projects to date
In some cases, MAP has provided assistance in a specific situation but has not committed to a long-term project. MAP requires certain guarantees to ensure that donations are devoted entirely to accredited projects. Despite the goodwill and efforts of MAP’s representatives, there have been times when we have not gotten the necessary guarantees. In these cases, we have withdrawn our presence. We want our assistance to be effective and beneficial over time.
- Cambodia, was the destination of MAP’s first activity. In 1979, a medical team was sent to rescue Khmer refugees who were fleeing the North Vietnamese onslaught. The team, led by Dr. Richard, brought these refugees the aid they needed to survive . In 1983, the Thai authorities forbid us to cross the border but the villagers of Sokh Sahn, whom we had trained, were able to reconstruct the village.
- In 2005, 26 years after our first presence, MAP returned to Cambodia accompanied by "Medical Aid and Presence". At that time, 1 in 5 children died before their 5th birthday , child rape was widespread ... We built a small hospital in the bush 75 kms from Phnom Penh, named "Princess Grace Hospital", that has 30 beds and hosts 100 patients a day.
- In 2007, MAP purchased the land for the construction of a sewing workshop called " Our Home ", bought the sewing machines and, since it’s opening, has paid the salary of the teachers and the operating expenses of the workshop. There, the girls of Phnom Penh learn a craft that provides an alternative to prostitution.
- Central African Republic, in 2005, MAP financed the construction of a second small bush school equipped with health facilities in Barka Bongo that allows 100 children to be educated. The townspeople assisted in its construction.
- In 1997, MAP financed the construction of the " Training Center " for the purpose of training paramedical staff who help reintegrate the numerous disabled people.
- In 2007 and 2009, MAP gave it’s support to Father Michel Guimbaud’s " Handicap Health ", which, in Chad, manufactures prosthetics for child victims of war.
- Indonesia, in 2007, after the tsunami, MAP built a 680 m² elementary school on the island of Nias for 120 children called "Sirombu school".
- Laos, in 1992, MAP organized an" Ophthalmic Surgery Mission".
- In 2001, MAP built " Taroudant Home "; the town of Taroudant is located close to the desert in southern Morocco. The same year, we opened the " Sainte Dévote Family Home ". This home houses a dozen orphans.
- In 2005, we funded the drilling of a well for the " Taldnound Palmeraie " in southern Morocco. More than 75 families benefit from this project.
- Mexico, in 2001, we built " San Miguel " school and dormitory in Barrosa, which hosts 50 children in one of the most remote regions of the jungle.
- Mozambique, in 2009, we built the Gurue farm school for training young people in the occupation of farming and animal raising, under the responsibility of Father Luciano Cominotti.
- North India, built by MAP in 1995, the Orphanage Peter and Paul in Phulbani (North India) welcomes 150 children. During all these years, MAP has funded the operation of the orphanage and many other projects. In 2015, several differences of opinion occured with Paul Raj, the director, about the future of the orphanage and its management, MAP had to temporarily suspend its support while ensuring the maintenance of the welfare of children. Paul Raj must inform MAP before the end of 2016 whether to continue with our association or starting a new partnership with other donors.
- Sri Lanka,
- In 1985, first contacts with the local autorities. MAP financed the construction of the
« Princess Grace Orphanage » in Kalutara which is completed in 1988. In the following years, the building will be better equipped.
- In 2004,
a tsunami caused major damages. MAP will collect 520,400€. It will fund missions with the Humanitarian Association of the Firefighters of the PACA region to rebuild the houses of Paiyagala, a village of fishermen, and to reequip it with fishing material: 15 boats, 10 canoes,... allowing them, once again, to feed the region.
- In 2005, the « Village Monaco-Gamma » project is completed: construction of 40
houses-homes. The same year, MAP assists the village of Negombo and the slums of Kassaparoad enabling them to heavy rains that previously transformed these locations in sewers.
- In 2009, hospital of Hiniduma (200 consultations by day), construction of an incinirator for hospital wastes and of a network of pipes and reservoirs for the purification of water... completed in 2011.
- en Thailand,
- In 1983, MAP provided nutritional support in addition to medical training, sensitization to matters of hygiene and ideas about preventive medicine to several Khmer refugees.
- In 1984, MAP provided medical support to Karen refugees fleeing the oppression of the Burmese government.
- In 1990, MAP financed the purchase of a plot of 6,400 m² on which thirty Thai families were able to grow silkworms and then start up an artisnal silk fabric manufacturing business.