Sunday, January 26, 2014

Swedish Royal Roundup

On Wednesday, January 22 The King received Samir at the Royal Palace. Through the Foundation, My Big Day (Min Stora Dag) which Princess Madeleine is patron, Samir got help to achieve his greatest wish - to meet the King. 

Samir is 14 years old and lives outside Skövde. He is in eighth grade and likes math and English. The family came to Sweden two years ago, but has been on the road for a long time. They left Afghanistan and traveled to Iran, where they resided for several years, then came to Turkey and then to Greece before coming to Sweden. 
Because of a severe accident, Samir had to undergo several operations with complex after work. He's better now, but will have to live with complications for a long time to come.

On Wednesday, 22 January, the King gave an audience for Director General Helena Lindberg , chief operating officer Christian Di Schiena and head Anneli Bergholm south from Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB ) , at the Royal Palace.
The King learned about the authority external link, opens in new window work . MSB develops and strengthens the community's ability to deal with accidents and emergencies - locally, regionally and nationally. The Agency operates internationally and has hundreds of employees in some 30 countries. MSB is recruiting staff from many different professions .

On that same day, Crown Princess Victoria attended a concert with students from Frost and the Royal College of Music, who were invited to meetings between different musical genres. The concert took place in the Royal Chapel and included in the Festival Young Music at the Palace. 

Finally, from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 January, The King is in a scouting trip in the Philippines together with the World Scout Foundation 
The King's journey in the Philippines involved a visit on Saturday at a scout camp in Mount Makiling, where some 7,000 scouts attended. 

During the afternoon in Manila the King met scouts whose lives have been changed through the Ticket to Life Project. A project that the scouts run for several years and whose goal is to create a better life for the street children. 
On Sunday, the King visited the city of Tacloban who were hit hard by Typhoon Haiyan on November 8 last year. The king took note of the social initiatives that the Scouts are doing and have done in connection with the rescue efforts and the rebuilding of the city.


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