Didier Gamerdinger, Monaco’s Minister of Health and Social Affairs, attended the recent annual Open Day of AMAPEI Monaco – the Monegasque Association for the Aid and Protection of Handicapped Children.
This association has been working since 1966, under the tutelage of the Directorate of Health and Social Action, and its president, Jean-François Calmes, has perpetuated its spirit: to help the integration of children and young adults with disabilities.
Directly responsible for the management of reception centres – the Princess Stephanie centres in Monaco and La Turbie, and a third in Cap d’Ail – AMAPEI holds activities throughout the year, which are held to promote the development of youngsters with disabilities.
These centres have become important places of initiation, learning and exchange. Last year, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended AMAPEI Monaco’s 50th anniversary celebrations.