Registered both in Malta and Madagascar, The Arnaud Guesry Foundation is a non-profit organisation that aims to provide a home for children orphaned, abandoned, neglected or abused.
Our story began over 30 years ago when seven year old Arnaud Guesry died in a car accident. He was the son of our founder and former president Dr Pierre Rene Guesry. Following his death, Dr Pierre Rene Guesry was driven to contribute to the protection and development of children orphaned and in need and built our foundation in Arnaud’s memory.
“When my son died in a car accident, I felt I had to DO something. But just giving money to a faceless organisation wasn’t enough. I was afraid that the money would be absorbed into the giant budgets of some multinational NGOs and that I wouldn’t be able to see the difference my money was making in the memory of my son.”
After long extensive research, Dr Pierre Rene Guesry decided to build our Foundation in Madagascar, specifically in the Northern Province of Diana. He chose Madagascar due to the country’s increasing poverty, child mortality rate as well as the sexual abuse of minors. With over 70 % of its population living on less than $2 per day, it is said by the British Embassy that Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world not in conflict.