With you, to bring education and hope to thousands of children

In December 2017, MSC launched a new partnership to support some of the most disadvantaged communities in Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world.
Our partner is the Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF), founded by Andrea Bocelli, acclaimed worldwide as one of the greatest exponents of the Italian vocal tradition. MSC will support ABF’s Health and Educational Projects in Haiti, collecting funds on board MSC Seaside and MSC Divina. The initiative is linked to ABF’s new worldwide fundraising campaign “WITH YOU”, accompanied by the famous song “Con te partirò”, a perfect fit with MSC.



The work of ABF in Haiti

Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world and faces exceptional challenges:
There is little infrastructure – sewers, water and electricity. The few hospitals are in poor condition. 56% of people suffer from malnutrition and 1 in 3 children die from this or a curable disease before they’re 5. Half of Haiti’s children don’t go to school and the average life expectancy is no more than 55.
 The Andrea Bocelli Foundation addresses these problems following a systematic approach that has already achieved impressive results in just six years:
  • 5 schools have been built in 5 of the most marginalized and remote communities
  • 2,550 students have been enabled to attend school
  • 8,049 people receive regular health care from the ABF Mobile Clinic
  • 1 multipurpose community centre has been established in the Cité Soleil slum
  • 400,000 slum dwellers are assisted every day
MSC is supporting these integrated programmes centred on Health, Education and Empowerment, focusing in particular on the crucial work of the ABF Mobile Clinic project. This health care assistance and prevention programme benefits over 8,000 people per year in the 5 poorest and most remote areas of the country, providing medical consultations, treatments, vaccines and training.
A fundraising campaign on board MSC Seaside and MSC Divina will ask guests to contribute, emphasising that, together, even a small donation can make a big difference.

The work of ABF in Haiti


Empowering People and Communities

Building of schools as the center of the community creating a safe environment that will allow boys and girls to receive the best education possible.
Support communities that monitor the development, the progress and the effects of the project in order to continue improving education and the growth of the community.
Community involvement in school management in order to enhance the responsibility of the entire community towards the education of their children.
Provide clear water, food and light to the school closing the gap for basic needs.
Provide clean water, agricultural skills, microloan and support to parents as an incentive to maintain a better life standard and give them the possibility to attend school.
Provide light to families to allow children to complete their education at home.
Giving education means empowering people to realize their full potential and write their best life story.


The power of together

Giving together, joining with MSC in supporting ABF’s life-changing work, even a small donation makes a big difference.
$2 brings a child medical consultations, treatments, vaccines and health education for two weeks.
Imagine every guest on MSC Seaside and MSC Divina donating $3. That’s less than a coffee in New York!

Now imagine that extended to every MSC guest and every visitor to this site! Because you can make a difference right now:
For United States donations: simply text ABF to 20222 to donate $10

For International donations of any size: connect to
Every dollar and euro donated goes entirely and directly to ABF. 
Spread your smile from here to Haiti!

The power of together

Mobile Clinic

Building a healthy foundation for the future
Building a healthy foundation for the future

Whatever we do, good health means we can give it our best.
A good education depends not only on the students’ health, but also on that of their teachers, families and communities.

ABF’s unique integrated approach supports this with the free ongoing health care assistance and prevention programme of its Mobile Clinic.
Every three months, a well-equipped staff of doctors and nurses visits the communities of each of the ABF’s 5 schools in the poorest and most remote areas of the country for a period of 3 to 5 days, providing lifesaving medical care and medicines, vaccinations, screening, counselling and health education.
The Mobile Clinic looks after a total of 2,849 school children aged 2 to 24 and 6,000 direct beneficiaries, including the pupils’ families and school staff, plus a further 16,075 indirect beneficiaries in the surrounding communities, benefiting a total of 24,925 people.
Transforming access to healthcare with you!