The Honorary Consul of Ghana to Italy, Massimiliano C. Taricone, has fully funded a project initiated by a 25-year old volunteer from Pistoia, Italy, aimed at helping underprivileged children in Ghana.
The project is meant to provide schoolchildren with school stationery and is to take place in October 2018. The entrepreneur has been dealing with Ghana for decades, where he is also the owner of several companies along with his family. Taricone did not think for a moment: as soon as he read our newspaper he sent the necessary funds.
The Consul said, “Reading about the mission to help our children was like being reborn to me”. He says during his phone interview: “In the midst of the many racial episodes we hear of daily, these are good examples not only to be followed but also to be supported. I wanted to support and encourage this young volunteer by providing her with the full financial support necessary to purchase school materials for the children to make this operation successful to the end when it takes off”.
Taricone is the Honorary Consul of Ghana for the region of Tuscany in Italy. The adventure of his family in Ghana began in the 60s when Baron Fiore Taricone left Italy to settle in Ghana in search of new fortunes. Sixty years later, the founding company has grown into the Trasacco Group of companies which is present as a leader in various sectors of the Ghanaian economy; a reality that still continues today thanks to the commitment and vision of Massimiliano and his cousins, who not only support the economy but are committed to the nation’s overall wellbeing.
“We are committed to building orphanages and helping the most disadvantaged families,” he explains. “That is why I appreciated this mission. The Consul has assured he will provide all the necessary support to ensure that the mission is a success. This mission will start in October and last for two months.”
The volunteer expressed her immense gratitude for the Consul’s support of her project. “I really do not know how to thank the Consul,” she said – shocked after viewing the fundraising account activated for the mission. “This donation represents a concrete investment in the children and the local economy.”