The lawyer Marco Petrini, vice-president of the Thouret Foundation and president of the India Group, gave a brief review of the past 10 years, in which the Foundation has been faithful to the spirit of serving the institute, of carrying out the congregation’s initiatives around the world to the best of its ability, obeying 3 key words: formation, in order to better serve and be equipped to face the challenges of modern times; planning, as a way to best intercept all economic resources to be made available to the world’s many needs; and, finally, sustainability, as a questioning of where we are going and with what tools. “I look back on these 10 years,” concluded Adv. Petrini – with a very positive balance: the Foundation I believe has put down good roots. With the hope, in the next 10, 100 years, to bear even more and better fruit.”
Presenters for the award were Anna Moccia, journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Earth and Mission, and Sister Daniela Billo, collaborator of the Thouret Foundation.
Representing all the children, teens and adolescents who sent photos and drawings from different parts of the world were a group of students from the Istituto Comprensivo Regina Coeli in Naples, who participated with great emotion and spontaneity.