Saturday, December 21, 2013

Ivalo & Minik Foundation: Izzy Again Out in the Cold: Christian Gets Keys to the Kingdom, Miracle Twins Get Greenlandic Philanthropy

Poor Izzy. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

Older brother Christian is all Boganson, a mini-Jock 'Half-Mast' Donaldson, maths autistic and all. His recent appearance in a video with his family for the Sydney Opera House anniversary showed a mouth-breathing, flat-headed, moon-faced dim-wit and at a recent Chrissie programme, he sat in the corner preoccupied with a Rubik's cube, not at all to Maz's dismay, so you can tell she has some experience with this behaviour within a family. At least they dress him well.

Izzy was at the same Christmas concert in a pretty dress, but in a coat far too small for her. She must endure being 'styled' the same way as her little sister, the two of them with long stringy hair insufficiently pulled back with silver headbands (where is a German Vogue stylist when you need one?). Hard not to get the impression that the styling was for Josie, then transferred to Izzy out of lazy convenience. Our girl is starting to become truly obnoxious. Playing with her pressies (why on earth do these greedy buggers not put an end to the freebies!?! Joizus!), regarding the singing choir girls with a scowl, half sitting in her pew bench, looking far too proud to have been given permission to hold Madam MoreMore's floral bouquet at an attempt at positive self-reinforcement, it's just too sad of a sight. She's ignored by her mother in the same video mentioned earlier, allowed to stand on theatre seats, generally being taught by default that it's ok to not have manners or self-control since she's not getting enough love at home. And she also has to suffer the indignity of watching her older brother get his first Greenlandic costume in a semi-formal ceremony at home. Nothing for Iz. Cause she's not the heir.

Now, not quite yet three years old, the Miracle Twins have an educational foundation named for them: Ivalo & Minik Foundation has been started to launder ALERKA money provide educational grants to Greenlanders who would like to study at the university level overseas (preferably Australia so Madam can "generously" be at the graduation ceremonies?). Hm. Given the hardcore problems of poverty and addiction in Greenland, perhaps a foundation named for Daddy Derf to help clean people up would be better. Hard to get accepted to Melbourne Law or Yale if your best friend is a fifth of vodka and you aren't either foreign royalty or legacy.

The Board includes Christian Schønau, the Derfie's chief of court and official babysitter for Mazza on her overseas jaunts. Partners include the Danish-American Foundation, the Danish Royal Court, Visit Greenland, and the University of Greenland. Contributors include the Nuna Fund, Greenland Bank's Business Fund, and two shipping lines, Royal Greenland (aspirant large-scale purveyors of seafood and by appointment to the Danish Royal Court) and Royal Arctic Line (owned by the Greenlandic government). If over-fishing is funding this thing, you can bet that a smart Greenlander will want some scholarship money to jump off this icy rock and hit other shores!

Perhaps Izzy deserves a grassroots funded foundation of her own - with the explicit mission of helping her to escape her completely fucked up family life and surroundings? Who's in?

Ivalo & Minik Foundation Official Website (click on Danish or British flag to change language)

Ivalo & Minik Fonden is a Greenlandic educational grant.

The purpose of Ivalo & Minik Fonden is to award grants to Greenlanders who wish to pursue international further education or an international postgraduate course, including internships in companies or organisations.

Ivalo & Minik Fonden is named after Her Royal Highness Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda and His Royal Highness Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander, the children of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary.

Ivalo & Minik Fonden was founded by NunaFonden in 2012.

Photo: Pernille Rohde