Thursday, May 10, 2012


My daughter Sayaka Alessandra has a passion for singing.  Through her talent she has become a web celebrity, known and admired by thousands of fans around the world.  However, she is also very concerned about needy people and never misses an opportunity to help. She has performed in Sicily for many charity concerts, as well as in hospitals and churches.  In addition to that, she set aside one day a week to volunteer for the Onlus Association in Trapani, Sicily. She helped  pack clothes, toys and accessories  which would then be sent to needy children in Madagascar.   

For the last 9 months Sayaka Alessandra has been working as a full-time Volunteer for the World Food Programme of the United Nations. WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian organization feeding the hungry poor.

She has already donated nearly 1,500 hours of her working time to WFP. Perfectly bilingual (English/Italian with working knowledge of French) among other things, she  worked with the computerized resource management system. She drafted and prepared    various documents, reports, minutes of meetings, presentation materials and day to day correspondence in English and Italian (also making editorial corrections/changes in English documents/draft correspondence  prepared by others).  During the absence on official duty/holiday of all the regular staff from her unit, she covered the office.

It has been a great pleasure and privilege for her to be able to assist directly or indirectly needy people. Her knowledge of Communication (she has a BA in Media and Communication) together with past working experience particularly as presenter on Sky Italia TV, and as an intern in Montecitorio (the Italian Parliament), made it possible for her to contribute greatly  to such an important international organization  as WFP.

Many  organizations do not offer any reward or appreciation to volunteers. Motivated by a sense of duty and  responsibility to society,  Sayaka  is  offering her skills and time with enthusiasm and dedication,  in the true spirit of volunteership. Receiving in return an inner satisfaction and joy that no money or reward can give.  As Angelina Abril, a long time fan from the Philippines says "I wake up every morning and listen to Sayaka-s "The Glory of Love", she brings a smile to my face".  That summarizes Sayaka-s mission:  to make people smile. Nothing makes her happier.

If you are interested in finding out more about WFP or if you would like to volunteer, please visit


  1. That's so a worthy cause and it's so nice to see the youngsters being involved. Good for her.
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  2. Hello Francesca,
    I commend your daughter for her wonderful act. And thank you for putting up the link to her site. She has such a lovely rich voice! A real pleasure to listen to.

  3. It is such an awesome thing to use your talent as your daughter has to help people in need. She's an inspiration.

  4. You seemed to be a wonderful person, and therefore you have raised a wonderful person. Great job!!. And I am sure it genetic.

  5. Francesca, It's terrific that your daughter is so involved with the WFP. We're focused on needs here in the USA, specifically in Eastern Tennessee. Given the economy, lots of folks are in need and everyone should do what they can to help feed those who need help wherever they are in the world. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  6. devi essere orgogliosa di lei :)

  7. Ce que fais ta fille est admirable. Trop d'artistes comblés par la Nature, le talent, la richesse, oublient de faire de tels gestes , une fois la gloire détenue. Il est normal de redonner un peu de bonheur à ceux que le sort accable. Avec une telle voix, c'est un don du ciel.
    J'apprécie ton passage sur LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS, tu sais.
    Belle soirée et à bientôt


  8. Sono troppo felice che tu sia arrivata sul mio blog, perchè così ho potuto scoprire il tuo mondo straordinario!!!

  9. Thank you for your lovely comments at our blog its all fun. More importantly I am so glad to have found Saucy Siciliana and the introduction to Sayaka. Magical, I am enjoying her music very much. The work she is doing with WFP is wonderful.
    Warm regards.

  10. It's so wonderful - such work for WTP! I admire beautiful and tallented Sayaka!

  11. E' bello vedere qualcuno che si occupa di volontariato e per le persone bisognose! Complimenti per tua figlia, è una bella persona ammirevole! Ciao

  12. Grazie per essere passata a trovarmi ! Adesso mi godo con calma il tuo blog che purtroppo non conoscevo ancora.
    a presto.
    un abbraccio

  13. Ciao Francesca, piacere di conoscerti e grazie per essere passata a trovarmi e aver lasciato il tuo gentile commento.
    Non conoscevo il tuo blog ed è stata una bella sorpresa.
    Devi proprio essere orgoglisa di avere una figlia così brava e amorevole verso chi è meno fortunato di noi.
    Ti seguo volentieri.
    Un abbraccio
    Love et bisous Ve

  14. amazing blog!!

  15. Tanti complimenti alla tua bravissima figlia!!! Un abbraccio