Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Visit to the Children's Home **

This afternoon Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visited the Maisons d'Enfants de l'Etat, the national children's home, in Schifflange. The two were accompanied by Marie-Josée Jacobs, minister of family and integration.

Photos: Guy Jallay / Luxemburger Wort / Wort.lu
At the children's home they were greeted by the director René Schmit. During the walkingtour of the facilities, the Grand Duchess and her daughter-in-law had the chance to talk to the children as well as some of the care workers.

The Maisons d'Enfants de l'Etat is currently home to about 75 children, adolescents and young adults. There are multiple reasons for their stay; sometimes it was a choice made by either the children or their families, in other cases a decision by the court.

More pictures of the visit can be found at Wort and RTL. RTL also covered the visit in their evening news (starting at 22:24).

Source: Wort, MEE

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