Sô-Ava School Progress Report: Construction of the third class is well under way!

The construction of the third class at the Sainte-Anne-du-Lac Community School in Sô-Ava, Bénin is now in full swing. Thanks to the entire community, the school will be ready to welcome students in the coming weeks. The additional funds that were collected at the end of the last financing campaign will be used to build […]

Evolution of the construction of a school in Sô-Ava, Benin

We are very pleased to share with you the evolution of the construction of the first class of the École Communautaire Sainte-Anne-du-Lac which continues despite major floods in Sô-Ava. The school is taking shape thanks to the generous support of hundreds of donors and the tireless efforts of a team of volunteers in Canada and […]


“Purpose without action is ineffective at best, useless at worst.” Dr. Mirella De Civita, President of Papillon MDC At Papillon MDC Inc., purpose is the driving force behind everything we do. Our purpose is to transform lives, whether it’s within an office tower or in a community in Africa. That is why we have designed […]

The film “Take Off” Takes Flight

It’s been 5 years since we first embarked on a journey with Fernando Barbosa, a young man who set out to film, document and spread the word about child workers in Bolivia. Moved by his passion and unrelenting commitment to give Bolivian children a voice, Papillon MDC inc. contributed to the production of the documentary […]

Papillon MDC Joins the Arthritis Society’s Advisory Committee

Continuing our partnership with the Arthritis Society, Dr. Mirella de Civita, President of Papillon MDC Inc., joins the organization’s Advisory Committee of the Quebec Division, furthering our commitment to help raise awareness on rheumatoid arthritis in both adults and children. Positively impacting the lives of our future leaders, every year, the Arthritis Society organizes a […]

Helping to Build a School in Sô-Ava, Benin

In 2013, Papillon MDC Inc. proudly contributed to a humanitarian project in Benin, Africa, supporting a group of young leaders aged 14 to 16 years old on their mission to build a community library in Sô-Ava, a 100,000-people lakeside village near Cotonou. Click here for more details: Young Leaders Make a Difference The project did […]