Support to the San Giovanni Battista Hospital
- Support to Projects by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (Mother project)
- Support to 250 Families of the Centre Nando Peretti Roma Sud (formerly Laurentino 38) Housing Estate of Rome
- Assistance to Needy Families in the Garbatella Neighborhood of Rome
- Construction Works for a Girls Secondary Boarding School
- Supporting a Leprosy and Rehabilitation Centre
- Supporting the Pilgrimages to Lourdes Sanctuary of 24 Sick Children Treated at the Bambino Gesù Hospital
- Purchase of a Computer With a Specialized Software for the “August Mozer Centre” for Children Suffering of Nervous System Disturbances in Varna, Bulgaria
- Assisting the Needy Families of the Roman Suburb San Basilio
- Support to the House for Children
- Purchase of Equipment, Expansion of Services and Support for Shipping Expenses for a Mission Eye Clinic in Remote Sierra Leone, West Africa
- Two Minibuses for Needy People in Bulgaria
- Support the Pilgrimages to Lourdes Sanctuary of 10 Sick Children Treated at the Bambin Gesù Hospital, and/or Assisted by the “Centri di Assistenza” of the Delegation of Rome
- The Aikido Special Program: a course for "at risk" and disadvantaged children
- Sicily Canal as the Gateway to Europe: First Medical Aid to Refugees in the Mediterranean
Project location: ITALY, Rome
Project start date: September 2004 - Project end date: This project covers various years
Project number: 2004-22
The tensile structure was installed in the garden of the San Giovanni Battista very quickly and was linked to the existing hospital building through an 11 meters long PVC tunnel with side openings in transparent material.
The metal frame of the structure is steel and consists of four pipe strings. The size range of the structure is 20m x 20m x 10m high. The structure was equipped with a ramp for disabled people, a stage and a screen on wheels for conferences.
Personnel and patients of the St. John the Baptist Hospital were very grateful to the Nando Peretti Foundation for construction of the tensile structure, which now is an area for religious functions and scientific conferences, but above all a place for recreation and socialization of the sick.
The Nando Peretti Foundation also funded the installation inside the tensile structure of an air conditioning and ventilation system. After careful analysis , a system consisting of a heating and cooling pump was installed, with a capacity of 180 kW with a filtration efficiency device and fresh air circulation every 20 minutes to ensure good air quality.
A plaque in memory of Nando Peretti was placed inside the structure, to express gratitude to Elsa Peretti and the Nando Peretti Foundation for the donation to the hospital.
On June 15, 2005, H.E. Cardinal Pio Laghi celebrated Mass in the tensile structure for hospital patients. Also present was His Most Eminent Highness the Prince and Grand Master Fra' Andrew Willoughby Ninian Bertie, late Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
On December 2, 2007, during the first Sunday of Advent, the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI visited the hospital and celebrated Mass in a covered pavilion, in front of about 350 faithful including dozens of patients in wheelchairs together with their families, doctors and nurses and hospital authorities who welcomed him: the Prince and Grand Master Fra 'Andrew Bertie and Cardinals Camillo Ruini, vicar general for the Diocese of Rome, and Pio Laghi, Patron of the Order of Malta.
The Holy Father symbolically gave to the Christian community of Rome the Encyclical "Spe Salvi" (saved in hope), targeting in particular those who are in direct contact with suffering and illness.
After Mass, the Pope continued his visit to San Giovanni Battista Hospital, among the patients hospitalized in the Awakening unit, a pioneer facility specialized in treating patients who came out of coma.