“A Shelter, Schooling and Education Project in Matt House in Cuddalore-Tamil Nadu-India to prepare orphaned, disadvantaged or abused girls to believe in a dream, that of a better future.”

Casa Matt was established in memory of Matthew, who loved his studies and work, travel, India and his children.

The story begins in 2004, when one of the most catastrophic disasters of the modern era occurred, the Tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean and in particular the southern region of Tamil Nadu.

Casa Matt, which interprets what Matthew would have done, is aimed at welcoming, schooling and educating in Casa Matt, girls who are orphaned, destitute, in extreme poverty and loneliness, often victims of abuse and give them a dream, to believe a better future, to be respected as daughters, as wives, as mothers, as workers, as professionals, as free and independent women.

Over the years, the girls have increased in number, now numbering 35, from ages 4 to 17, and their needs have evolved gradually showing the need for a larger and more modern House and a suitable Staff to accompany them to the goal that the Matt Project sets, that of preparing them to realize the goal of their better future lives.

On April 7, 2018, in the presence of President Aldo Sacchi and CEO Stefano Sacchi, with their families, the New Home was inaugurated in Cuddalore-Tamil Nadu, South India, and Matt’s dream of giving the girls a “New Matt Home” became a reality .

Today, on a plot of about 1,500 sq. m., soon to be expanded, there is Casa Matt, 800 sq. m. of exposed red brick, with exterior walls in traditional Jail to create shadows and natural ventilation, on 2 floors plus a large terrace with views of the sea, the river and all the beautiful surrounding countryside.

The premises are simply and comfortably furnished: living room, study area, recreation area, dining room, dormitories, bathrooms, infirmary room, kitchen, laundry room and service room, not forgetting the utilities necessary for the completion of a good reception and education: reading places, computer places, wifi communication systems, TV, stereo and projection systems, and security systems with video surveillance.

For those who would like to participate in the project can send their donation to:
Account payable to Matteo Sacchi Foundation
IBAN: IT39 E030 6901 7891 0000 0001 225

The Staff is specialized and consists of 8 people who live with the girls all the time: a principal, 2 teachers, 2 mommies, 2 cooks, 1 gardener and 1 driver/quardian all do.

Casa Matt and all the Staff aim to accompany the girls to live and grow up respecting themselves , the people and things around them as their own property, to study and cultivate hobbies and passions, to form their own autonomy of thought that will be preparatory for their better tomorrows as daughters, brides, mothers, and workers in a complicated society.

Matt House is the first recognized, courageous example of a modern home for shelter, schooling and education in Tamil Nadu-South India.

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