12- 05-12 INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY

INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY
International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. You can find information about Florence Nightingale on the Florence Nightingale International Foundation (FNIF) web site and the Girl Child Education.

2017 Report of the humanitarian organisation of Knights of Malta (KMFAP), the FEMERAID International – Budapest Unit’s work in 2016

In 2016 the humanitarian organisation of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP), the FEMERAID International – Budapest Unit (the Central-Buda Volunteer Civil Protection Association – ÖPVE) paid exceptional attention to pre-conditioning children and youngster, orphans and not-in-family-live boys and girls too.

The association continuously works to raise the awareness of youngsters and town people on disasters, and emergency situations; so the children and adults can gain more information on disasters, disaster response, defence and rescue mechanism, such as first aid, or fire safety. Thanks to our activities their self-safety ability is growing, to be able to react in different emergency situations or to help in the work of the rescuers. They can utilize the learnt mechanism, not only in a disaster situation, but also in the everyday life. The people who take part in our disaster pre-conditioning training can increase his/her own and their environment’s safety.

The association performed the OAD (Orphans Against Disasters) program for kids with special needs. That is for teaching and pre-conditioning the orphans and the not-in-family-live boys and girls. There are a lot of important knowledge in the program, like first aid, fire safety, firefighting, civil protection, and dangers at home.

The education is independent of the physical conditions of the participants. We can help for everybody to improve the safety of his/her life. In 2016 the volunteers of the FEMERAID International – Budapest Unit worked at least 531 work hours in 29 days with teaching and pre-conditioning in the frame of the OAD program. We would like to express our thanks to everyone for the active and devoted work, carried out in the past year!

2017 Een goede start voor de eerste gratis Femeraid Nederland (Sociaal / mentale) kickboks sportproject.

Een goede start voor de eerste gratis Femeraid Nederland
(Sociaal / mentale) kickboks sportproject.


Het project: 12 Jeugdigen, jongens én meisjes, kosteloos deel te laten nemen aan een sportactiviteit. Doel is dat ze niet buiten de sociaal maatschappelijke (sport) omgeving vallen, om ze zinvol & fysiek/mentaal-gezond bezigheid te laten zijn. Daar, waarbij dit van toepassing is, is de jongere tevens ‘van de straat’. Neveneffect:Jeugdigen van de basisschool kunnen alvast kennismaken met jeugdigen uit het voortgezet onderwijs.Hierdoor zal het vertrouwen van de jeugdigen naar elkaar toenemen.Verder wordt de kans vergroot dat de jeugdigen na deze opstap de weg naar het verenigingsleven weten te vinden.Kickboksen zorgt voor kracht en uithoudingsvermogen.Maar kickboksen biedt nog veel meer. Naast een uitlaatklep voor een teveel aan (negatieve) energie leren jeugdigen hun grenzen te herkennen en te beheersen.Voor jeugdigen die het doelwit zijn van pesterijen vormt kickboksen een goede basis om de algemene weerbaarheid te versterken.Met grote dank aan de sponsers Texel Fonds, Femeraid Nederland, De Sportshop Texel, Dame Janny Vreugdenhil en StayFit & Budokai Texel die dit project mogelijk hebben gemaakt.
Super bedankt voor jullie inzet.
Nico Waerts

2017 The latest news social sport project from Femeraid Netherlands.

We are very pleased to announce that it has signed a new sponsor Texel Fonds for the sport project Femeraid Netherlands. Femeraid Netherlands is very grateful for this contribution.
The sportproject starts on March 9 2017.
The partners in this project are:
-Texel Fonds
– Team Femeraid Netherlands
– Stayfit & Budokai (Den Burg)
– De sportshop (Den Burg)
And a special thanks to Dame Janny for her contribution in this project.

Nico Waerts (KM)
Director Femeraid Netherlands
Prior of the Netherlands KMFAP

12-12-16 Season’s Greetings 2017

 

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FEDERATION OF PRIORIES
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF
ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM
– KNIGHTS OF MALTA –
MAGISTERIAL HOUSE

Season’s Greetings
Dear Knights, Dames, Squires, Damsels and friendly Orders,

On behalf of the Government of our State and of the structures of our Sovereign Order, I have the honor and the pleasure of presenting to all our most sincere Greetings for the coming Season. In fact, in the disturbed and uncertain World of our days, during this period several religions celebrate important festivities and all of them are festivities of Peace and of Love such as:

– Dongzhi Festival in China that celebrates the arrival of the Winter, renders cult to the ancestors and is a festivity of the family;

– The Buddhist celebrate the Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava and also the Amitabha, the celestial Buddha “The Buddha of Immeasurable Life and Light” ;

– The Hindus Celebrate the Gita Jayanti a day that symbolizes the birth of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita the sacred text of the Hindu religion;

– The Juish religion celebrates the Chanukah of the year 6777, which is the celebration of the light over the darkness, the rededication of the Holy Temple, celebrated during 8 days with 8 candles;

– The Muslim celebrate the Eid al-Mawlid an-Nabawī, the Festival of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad;

– The Christian celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ

and the World in general also celebrates the arrival of the New Year of 2017, so, for the above said, we come to wish to all

Happy Diwali = Dipavali and a new year of 2073 very prosperous and full of Light

SHUBH DIWALI=DIPAVALI ANÊ NUTAN VARSHA ABHINANDAN, NAMASTÉ

Buddhistarmed with loving-kindness and compassion to tame one’s own mind is the practice of a Bodhisattva

كل عام وانتم بخير .. كل عام وانتم بخير
.. من كل قلب في أحلى عيد

“A fraylichen Chanukah” or in Hebrew “Chanukah Sameach”

Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year

PEACE AND LOVE FOR ALL
His Eminent Highness Jose, Prince
Grand Master and Head of the State
magisterial.house@kmfap.net
www.kmfap.net

 

12-12-16 Kings on Ice show under the patronage of Knights of Malta (KMFAP) in Slovakia

Thanks to the dedicated work of our great Slovakian knight, Sir Peter Lednar – Minister of Humanitarian Affairs of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP) and our dear friend, Mr. Milan Jagnesak – along with Jeep car – KMFAP was the main patron of the fantastic “Kings on Ice” shows held in Kosice, Zilina and Zvolen (Slovakia) performed by the extraordinary Figure skater Evgeni Plushenko (four-time Olympic champion, three-time World champion, seven-time European champion) and his very talented team of skater artists as well as the world famous violinist, Edvin Marton playing his priceless Stradivarius.

The performances were advertised on 200 billboards through Slovakia under the patronage of the Knights of Malta (KMFAP). As a noble gesture and generous financial support of Sir Peter and Milan – on the three sites a total of 1000 tickets were donated to those families, who could not afford buying tickets for this unique cultural event. Representing the Order H.G. Prof. George Popper and Lady Anna Popper were present at the fantastic show held at Kosice Ice Arena on the 1st December 2016.

Dear Sir Peter and Milan,

Congratulations for your work and thank you for the generous support to help people and enhance the prestige of our Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta.

20-11-16 Femeraid What do you do from your heart?”

img_0616Newspaper Texelse Courant Netherlands
Concern KMFAP & Femeraid.

What do you do from your heart?”

From the demand acts Femraid Texel. Sunday initiator Nico Waerts (KM) organized an introductory meeting with specially invited people in his gym in Den Burg.Femraid Texel covers Femraid Netherlands, which in turn is part of the “Federation of Autonomous priories of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta (KMFAP).” This knighthood has branches all over the world and the approach is very different. KMFAP (and Femeraid) is a global organization that connects people and members and facilitate their humanitarian contributions, local or national. “The Texel role will therefore be very different in a country where humanitarian conditions are different. But on Texel is plenty to do. You can think of undertaking activities with the elderly, a” buddie “for a family or person because it just is not going so well, or helping a fugitive when filling out a form, “Nico Waerts said during the meeting.The strength lies, according to Waerts, in the network. Therefore, he tries to surround himself with people from all different fields, such as accounting, health care and youth work. The people he invited are enthusiastic about the plans. “Let’s say that everyone knows thirty people and those people know again thirty people. This creates a huge network”, said one of those present. “This really was an introductory meeting. Soon we come together for concrete plans,” Waerts explains. The gym owner already raised various charities in the past. He was among others involved in the launch of VIP Sports Foundation, the foundation around Larissa Klaassen. Because of his fame abroad, especially through the defense training, he was nominated as a knight of KMFAP. “A great honor, which also brings obligations. I am very happy doing this and don’t see it as an obligation. The people I’ve approached do this also on a voluntary basis.” More about Femraid is available at http://www.kmfap.nl/.