My first time in Cambodia

My first time in Cambodia

My first time in Cambodia

Francesca Catelli tells us about his first experience in Cambodia

My first experience in an humanitarian mission has been in Cambodia in 2013.

I left with a baggage of expectations arising from my work on the development of social projects of the brands of our firm Artsana, so I thought it was a great opportunity to experience first-hand the projects supported with Mission Bambini.

I would not ever imagined that this experience would have been so formative and a source of inspiration on the human as well as professional level.

I have seen professionals dedicating their time with exemplary energy and smile, managers kid again giving their hand to the little ones of Siem Reap Hospital, the hope of mothers waiting for the operation that would restore life to their son, children relying with confidence, the dignity of the poor waiting their turn to have a bowl to feed themselves, the joy of the children for a toy given them. Those who have much less than us and are content.!

But above all I have come back with the awareness that helping others can become a way to review the life and relate with others, an opportunity to become better, stronger, more aware.

I thank Mission Bambini and the whole team of the volunteers who have given me the opportunity to live an experience so unique that I will always carry in the heart!

Francesca Catelli

Since 2013 Chicco is supporting Mission Bambini at the international level for medical interventions for the treatment of pediatric heart diseases through the project “Happiness goes from heart to heart”.