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Every child is a precious gift, and helping one at risk and in need is the greatest reward we could possibly receive, so we are doubly honoured and appreciative of the support and recognition we've received for our work. Thank you.


HRH Dom Duarte, Duke of Braganca and HRH Dona Isabel, Duchess of Braganca. We are proud to have the support and dedication of the Royal Family of Braganca since 1995, it is an honor to have their recognition.

Princes Diana

The Princess Diana Award - Athens 98
The Emergencia Infantil program became internationally recognized in March of 1992, and also elevated its founder Luis Villas-Boas to honorary board member of NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children).

In May 1998, Emergencia Infantil, Refugio Aboim Ascensao and its founder received the prestigious Princess Diana of Wales award. The foundation for the Child and Family.