Robert Hollman Foudation

Our History

The history of the Foundation was born in Cannero Riviera, a magnificent corner of Lake Maggiore where Mr. Robert Hollman (Maastricht 1890 - Cannero Riviera, 1972), a Dutch businessman, spent the last part of his life.

His love for Italy and his attention for those who "cannot see the beauty of the world" were the main feelings that made Mr. Hollman decide to leave his fortune to the establishment of a nonprofit private foundation, aimed to take care of people with visual deficiency.

After his death in 1972, his friend and first president of the Foundation, Dr. Jan de Pont, carried out Mr. Hollman wishes and with the provisions made in his will, opened, in 1979, a " pilot center for blind and challenged children”  in Cannero Riviera.

In 1986, due to a fire that destroyed part of the center, the Cannero Centre was temporarily closed and his guests moved to Padua as the Institute for the Blind L. Configliachi was creating a center dedicated to differently abled children.  When the Cannero Centre started to operate again in 1990, the Padua Centre, at the behest of the Foundation Council, remained in business. The city of Padua, with its hospital and its University, lends itself to the objective of the Foundation to foster collaboration with public and private institutions and increase scientific research.

In 1997 came the need to expand the Padua Center due to the increase in the number of children and the launch of new diagnostic and rehabilitation programs.

In early 2003, in Padua, in the area of the Lower Isonzo Park, the first stone of the new headquarters of the Foundation was laid and it was opened on October 9th, 2004.

 

 

Boards of Directors

Legal headquarters: Zeist (NL)

President         Claire de Pont

Secretary          Ilona de Pont

Treasurer         Felix Lanters

Councillor        Giorgio Porro

Felix Lanters, Ilona de Pont, Claire de Pont, Giorgio Porro

Management

Head office:

Centre of Padua, via Siena 1

Administrative Director                  Maria Eleonora Reffo

Clinical Director                                Vittorina Schoch

 

 

Padua Team

The multidisciplinary team consists of psychologists, educationalists, educators, therapists and is supported by external consultants.

Consulenti esterni

Team di Cannero Riviera

The multidisciplinary team consists of psychologists, educationalists, educators, therapists and is supported by external consultants.

External Consultants

Our History

Administration Council

Directors

Equipe

Consultans

Friends Associations

Main collaborators

 

Conferences and Courses

Trainerships

 

Books

Notebooks

Articles

Videos

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