The Zannier Foundation was set up in 2001 on the initiative of Roger Zannier.
On return from a trip to Cambodia, he wanted to help underprivileged children and support families through the adoption procedure. He soon had two orphanages built to home babies and children.
“Our group, which owes everything to children and childhood, wants to give children the chance to make a fresh start,” declared Roger Zannier at the inauguration of the second home for young orphans. “Every day, we know that the Zannier Foundation, unconnected with any of the big charities, is saving children and offering them a new start in life,” he added.
The Foundation’s main role is to recreate the notion of a large family and to help children day after day by providing them with a peaceful home life.
Today, the Foundation, chaired by Sophie Monrose, plays an increasingly active role alongside children and has added educational support to its list of objectives.
“”Adoption has become very complex now and there are some major difficulties at international level,” points out Sophie Monrose, Chair of the Foundation. “As a consequence, education is now a priority for the Foundation.” A school has been set up in one of its centres with two classes due to open in September, much to the children’s delight!