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Update #6

August 2022

After the success of the ‘Sahy Remamdo’ pilot project in 2021, 2022 for the Duccio Cipriani Avena Foundation began with even greater enthusiasm. The impact of the Hawaiian canoeing course for children in the Sahy region has been strong and very positive. Many teachers and educators have noticed a noticeable improvement both in school performance and, more generally, in behaviour, among the children who took part in the first project and those who are taking part in the current one. 

In fact, thanks to the donations received, we have been able to finance the Sahy Remando project for the whole of 2022 as well, and we are therefore taking another step towards our goal; a goal, of course, that is by no means a point of arrival, but rather an ever-renewed incentive to ensure the stability of the “Sahy Remando” project and to make it a rooted and open reference point for all the children and young people of Sahy.

For this we also need your support. A few days ago we also activated the official Paypal account of the Duccio Cipriani Avena Foundation. 

This is the link to support us with a one-off or monthly contribution.

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=B52VLQJ8C4KX2

You can always contribute by bank transfer instead: 

(Italy/Europe)

The Friends of Duccio Cipriani Avena Association

IBAN: IT38D0200811770000105825344

(Brazil)

FUNDACAO DUCCIO CIPRIANI AVENA 

IBAN: BR7760701190004450000933328C1

To follow course developments and to keep up-to-date with news, photos, videos and interviews, please follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fondazioneducciociprianiavena

and our Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/fundacaoducciociprianiavena/

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Update #5

November 2021

“Sahy Remando – Formando cidadãos” – Images: @projetosahyremando @fundacaoducciociprianiavena @fabiopaivacanoagem @institutoverdescola

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The “Sahy Remando – Formando cidadãos” project was conceived and implemented thanks to the will and collaboration between the Duccio Cipriani Avena Foundation and Fabio Paiva (award-winning canoeist and initiator of Hawaiian canoeing in Brazil), with the valuable participation of the Istituto Verdescola in Barra do Sahy and the important contribution of the “Associazione Amici di Duccio Cipriani Avena” in Italy.

On the page dedicated to the project you can read more information. Here in the meanwhile the video presentation by Fabio Paiva

The Foundation’s commitment now is to make “Sahy Remando” a stable reference for the community of Sahy. At the end of this teaching cycle, in December 2021, an equally important part of the project will be to evaluate the impact on all the people involved in this activity.

To support the Duccio Cipriani Avena Foundation in this project you can contribute by bank transfer:

Beneficiary: Associazione “Gli Amici di Duccio Cipriani Avena”.
IBAN: IT38D0200811770000105825344
BIC: UNICRITM1M01

For friends living outside of Europe who want to make a donation directly to the Brazilian account of the Foundation, these are the details:

Beneficiary: FUNDACAO DUCCIO CIPRIANI AVENA 
Customer name/Branch and account: 044593332-8
Bank:Banco Itau BBA SA / Sao Paolo / Brasil
IBAN: BR7760701190004450000933328C1
SWIFT CODE: CBBABRSP

We also invite you to follow these Instagram profiles to directly see photos, videos, short interviews and other impressions of the current project:

https://www.instagram.com/fundacaoducciociprianiavena/

https://www.instagram.com/projetosahyremando/

https://www.instagram.com/fabiopaivacanoagem/

https://www.instagram.com/institutoverdescola/

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Update #4    

February 2021

The Foundation has finally got a logo: a colourful and forward-looking symbol of joy and hope created by David Kim, artist and friend of Duccio.
The creation of the logo is an important and symbolic step in the Foundation’s journey and, at the same time, an important and necessary communication tool.

In recent weeks, the Foundation has also continued to work despite the difficulties that still affect everyone’s daily lives.

Another special support was donated by the Duccio Cipriani Avena Foundation to the non-governmental organisation IKMR – I know my rights. Following the link you will find information about their activities.

We would also like to point out a nice initiative of Pequeno Cidadão that took place in December thanks to the contribution of the Foundation.

Finally, thanks to the significant financial contribution of the Cipriani Avena family and the Association “Gli Amici di Duccio Cipriani Avena”, the Foundation is working on the careful planning of a medium-long term project in the Sahy region with the aim of being able to start by the end of 2021, as soon as the pandemic situation allows.

We would also like to remind you that the donations paid by the Association “Gli Amici di Duccio Cipriani Avena” are collected, forwarded and used by the Brazilian Foundation. Anyone from Italy and Europe who wishes to contribute to the Foundation’s activities and to keep alive the memory of our dear Duccio can make a contribution by making a deposit into the association’s bank account.

Beneficiary: Associazione “Gli Amici di Duccio Cipriani Avena”.
IBAN: IT38D0200811770000105825344
BIC: UNICRITM1M01

For friends living outside of Europe who want to make a donation directly to the Brazilian account of the Foundation, these are the details:

Beneficiary: FUNDACAO DUCCIO CIPRIANI AVENA 
Customer name/Branch and account: 044593332-8
Bank:Banco Itau BBA SA / Sao Paolo / Brasil
IBAN: BR7760701190004450000933328C1
SWIFT CODE: CBBABRSP

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Update #3

November 2020

The last few months have meant radical changes and unpredictable difficulties for all of us. But we hope you are well and healthy. In this period, however, the Duccio Cipriani Avena Foundation has finally become a body recognised by the Brazilian authorities and – despite being somewhat slowed down by circumstances – has finally begun to become operational so that it can finally dedicate itself to carrying on what our Duccio would have wanted.
In these weeks the foundation, thanks to the commitment of its members, is working on several aspects:

  • Special support to existing realities
  • Long-term projects
  • Communication
  • Fundraising and fund management

1) Special support to existing realities

The already problematic situation of many children living in poverty and poverty has been made even more difficult by the severe COVID19 epidemic. The Duccio Cipriani Avena Foundation has therefore decided to devote part of the funds allocated to its activities for 2020 to support the Núcleo de Apoio ao Pequeno Cidadão www.pequenocidadao.org.br, a small but well-structured organisation rooted in the territory and particularly active with special initiatives focused on alleviating the difficult situation resulting from the pandemic. On the page dedicated to the projects you will find further information.

2) Medium-long term project planning

One of the main aims of the Foundation is to create a long-term project that supports initiatives to promote education, education and psychophysical health of children from disadvantaged situations in the Sahy area, becoming a strong, trusted and firm reference point for them.

It is in this sense that the Duccio Cipriani Avena Foundation and the IMUA SAHY canoe school of Fábio Paiva, a former Brazilian national champion canoeist, are evaluating together whether it is possible to create a sustainable, long-term project. As soon as we have news, updates will follow.

3) Communication

An important task for the Foundation is to communicate news, progress and reports on the activities carried out and those planned in a timely and transparent manner. An adequate internet presence and a communication strategy through social networks is therefore an essential tool; both are currently under construction. The Foundation´s logo will also be presented at the same time.

4) Fundraising and fund management

An important part of the Foundation’s activities is certainly also the coverage and financial management of funds intended to ensure the stability, reliability and effectiveness of future projects and the institution itself.

Therefore, in parallel with the practical initiatives (extraordinary and long-term), the Foundation is working on the one hand on the precise definition of its economic planning (fundraising, financing initiatives, etc.) to ensure its stability over time.

We would also like to remind you that the donations paid by the Association “Gli Amici di Duccio Cipriani Avena” are collected, forwarded and used by the Brazilian Foundation. Anyone from Italy and Europe who wishes to contribute to the Foundation’s activities and to keep alive the memory of our dear Duccio can make a contribution by making a deposit into the association’s bank account.

Beneficiary: Associazione “Gli Amici di Duccio Cipriani Avena”.
IBAN: IT38D0200811770000105825344
BIC: UNICRITM1M01

For friends living outside of Europe who want to make a donation directly to the Brazilian account of the Foundation, these are the details:

Beneficiary: FUNDACAO DUCCIO CIPRIANI AVENA 
Customer name/Branch and account: 044593332-8
Bank:Banco Itau BBA SA / Sao Paolo / Brasil
IBAN: BR7760701190004450000933328C1
SWIFT CODE: CBBABRSP

 

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Update # 2

January 2020

With the start of the New Year we take this opportunity to wish you a happy 2020 and  also to share a positive update regarding the Duccio Cipriani Avena Foundation.

What seemed to be only small practical formalities have unfortunately turned out to be considerable bureaucratic delays, which have slowed down the birth of the Foundation for several months. Finally, however, in December 2019 the Foundation was officially recognized as a legal entity in Brazil; thanks to this, it will soon be assigned the tax code and, immediately afterwards, a bank account in a Brazilian bank. It is therefore possible to foresee the start of the activities of the Duccio Cipriani Avena Foundation in 2020.

As is well known, the Foundation will be dedicated to helping Brazilian children and young people from disadvantaged and poverty-stricken situations, with the aim of providing support for growth, schooling and education through various means.

Also in December 2019, together with some of Duccio’s friends, we started the association “Gli Amici di Duccio Cipriani Avena” (Duccio Cipriani Avena’s friends), based in Verona. This association will be the reference point in Italy and Europe to facilitate effective work by the Duccio Cipriani Avena Foundation, based in Brazil.

This association will be primarily responsible for promoting the Duccio Cipriani Avena Foundation, informing about its activities and, no less important, raising funds in Italy and Europe, which will then be paid into the Foundation’s Brazilian bank account, thus also reducing high bank charges for international transfers.

For those from Italy and Europe who would like to contribute to the activities of the Foundation and to keep alive the memory of our dear Duccio can contribute immediately with a deposit to the current account of the association.

Beneficiary: Associazione “Gli Amici di Duccio Cipriani Avena”.
IBAN: EN38D020081177000000105825344
BIC/SWIFT: UNICRITM1M01

We would also like to remind you that the boxes of wine produced remembering Duccio, his cheerfulness and his free and generous spirit are still available.

For information on how to receive the wine write us at the email address: fondazioneduccio@gmail.com

Further updates on the activities of the Foundation and the Association will follow soon.

For those who would like to contribute a heartfelt thank you in advance.

Cipriani Avena Family and the Duccio Cipriani Avena’s friends Association.

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Update # 1

November 2018

The Duccio Cipriani Avena Foundation was approved by the Brazilian Public Ministry of São Paulo a few days ago. This long-awaited decision comes almost exactly one year after the day our beloved Duccio left us. Now the Foundation dedicated to his memory and his actions can finally and officially begin its activities, but there are still some bureaucratic issues to be done to make it effectively operational. These should be completed within a few weeks. We will update you as soon as this has happened. In the next few weeks, the website www.fondazioneducciociprianiavena.it and this Facebook page dedicated to the Foundation will also be updated. In the meantime, we invite you to share them and forward them to the friends and to the many people around the world who have met Duccio, so that we can reach as many people as possible interested in the Foundation and its activities. As for the activities and projects that the foundation will support, during this time we have already collected some ideas and had some first meetings (such as with the canoeing school IMUA SAHY ) We will also inform you about that shortly. We are also open to suggestions and ideas; if you have projects, initiatives or activities to report, please write to us at the email address: fondazioneduccio@gmail.com

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April 2018

Dear family, dear friends of Duccio,

As many of you will already know, we are setting up the Duccio Cipriani Avena Foundation, with the aim of remembering Duccio, continuing his commitment and actions to support the education and training of children in Barra do Sahy, Brazil. Barra do Sahy is the place where Duccio loved to spend most of his free time with his many friends and close to which the accident occurred.

The Duccio Cipriani Avena Foundation is now in the establishment phase and should be officially active in the coming weeks.

On this website (here in a still provisional version) you will find all the information and updates about the Foundation, its objectives and projects; you will also soon find instructions to support its activities and initiatives.
To be informed of the latest news, please subscribe to the email list.

Finally, also on this page, there will be a section dedicated to the memory of Duccio, with thoughts, memories, anecdotes, photographs, videos. We would also like to collect your memories of Duccio and we invite you to send them to the email address fondazioneduccio@gmail.com

Thank you.

Cipriani Avena Family


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