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Following an initial investigation conducted by Dr. Richard in 1985, MAP decided to help the people of Makenene making him dig two pump wells. In addition, a doctor was assigned to the dispensary to care for 18,000 people in the region. In the village of Ndé, two young "frontier engineers" were responsible for drilling two wells that MAP equipped.

In 1986, despite administrative difficulties, MAP was able to get a tilling machine and irrigation equipment, offered by the company Tunon, into the country. In addition, Dr. Richard trained Community Health Workers to operate the clinic.

In 2002, in Yaounde, MAP opened the "Princess Grace" shelter, which receives 160 young street children every day. Ever since we have covered the operating costs of this facility that provides a better future for these young people. Father Maurizio states that some were able to reintegrate into a normal life.

In 2007, at the extreme north of Cameroon, MAP builds a Centre with a small clinic, a dining room, a kitchen and toilets that serve 325 children, of which 30 have motor disabilities, 100 are deaf and dumb and 50 are orphans.

In this country MAP has financed the building of schools, drilling of drinking water wells, and aide to widows through training in the skills of hairdressing, embroidery, sewing and childcare.

In Bertoua, in 2010 with Brother Albert Messi Owada, we completed the construction of drinking water wells.


Donatella Capioni and Pilar Klemm travelled to Cameroon from 3 to 9 July 2018. Along with Father Maurizio and Mireille, they participated to daily acitivites of the Center, attending the youth classes, meeting the teachers and visited the Yaounde slums. They have noted the wonderful work of Father Maurizio, Mireille and their team, as well as the young people's desire to succeed. 

They have also visited the Christ Roi School in Obout, the Sisters of Santo Domingo, successfully managing the school. 

In 2016, MAP completed the Obut school renovation.  

Every year, we renew our support to the "Princess Grace" Home where Father Maurizio, known as: "The Bandits' Father" is in charge of the youth workers helping for the social integration of 160 street children.


Père Maurizio Bezzi à Yaoundé

Recent activities


  • San Martin de Porres Hospital, Yaoundé: Purchase of artificial milk for 50 babies aged 0 to 3 years from HIV positive mothers living in extreme poverty. Total budget for 3 years, 29.499 €. Funding of the first year. 13.959 €
  • Centre Edimar - Princesse Grace in support of street children and youths: cover of the full salaries of the 10 educators working at the Centre: 45.751 € + scholarship program and professional training for 30 children and young people, with the support of the Government of Monaco. 20.000 €
  • Field mission: From November 21 to 27, 2022, Donatella Campioni, Pilar Klemm, Nicolas Ryter and Cristina Frontera visited the current projects MAP manages in Cameroon and attended the 20th anniversary party of the Centre Edimar Princesse Grace on November 26, 2022.


  • Cover of the entire HR costs of the Center, for the second year. 45.751 €
  • MAP also launched a scholarship program for street children and youths in the process of family reintegration, with the support of the International Cooperation of Monaco. 16.669 €


  • Since 2020, MAP has covered the entire salary cost of the Center, to enable the team to focus on their daily activities and on long-term capacity-building. 32.674 €



  • Annual aid for the education of the youngsters of the Edimar Princess Grace Center 15.344€


  • Funding for the refurbishment of clasrooms and dormitoires keeping the school safe during the Covid-19.10.600€.