Rome International School supports Haiti

A 'Scuola di Strada'

ROME– Rome International School hopes to raise more than 30,000 euros for recovering Haiti in this year’s gala dinner.

 The school’s third annual Gala Dinner for Haiti, organised by the PTA, is scheduled for June 11.

 The 2010 earthquake which struck Haiti just outside its capital Port-au-Prince killed more than 300,000 people and left an estimated 1 million homeless. Rome International School has supported the Francesca Rava Foundation through its Gala Dinner for three years.

 The Italy-based Francesca Rava Foundation aims to help the Haitian community recover through education. The charity sets up and runs 'street schools' which serve more than 7,000 children, not only educating them but also ensuring they have enough food and water and medical care. The Foundation also supports several hospitals and orphanages.  

 Rome International School says the aim for this year's Dinner is “to continue to support the Foundation's efforts in building the street schools in order to ensure a brighter future for the children of Haiti. We hope to improve on the successes of last year which raised around €30,000 for the Foundation.”

 The 2012 Dinner will be held in the beautiful Casina di Macchia Madama near the Monte Mario nature reserve.

 The evening will include apertivo and dinner for guests, followed by a presentation from the guest of honour, Mariavittoria Rava, president of the Francesca Rava Foundation. Italian comedian Rosario Fiorello will be the auctioneer for the evening, and the school is sure “his enthusiasm and passion will no doubt lead to an entertaining and successful auction of the numerous exciting and diverse items donated by the generous event sponsors.”

 Auction items include an after hours tour of the Vatican, RRP 460 euros, a bottle of 450 euro wine, and a five night stay in a Privilege room at a Hotel & Spa des Pecheurs, Ile de Cavallo, worth more than 2,500 euros.




The Foundation hands out bread to the students
The Italian charity also provides bags of pasta