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Locandina progetto scuolaWhy "spend" 5€ for a chicken and an egg?

Every year our association supports the projects of the small village of  Yaou about 6 km far from Bonoua: the school canteen, early-childhood care, the SAD project (distance adoption) and school enrollment.

We receive many requests and the difficulties in finding the funds are not few.

For this reason, our association is trying to sponsor the construction of a poultry farm in Yaou, in collaboration with our voluntary Mme Aisha, a member of the Don Orione Laic Movement.

This small farm will be very important for families and children in Yaou because it will be a source of livelihood for the canteen where children can go once a day to receive a warm, nutritious meal: eggs and hens will be given to the cooks of the canteen!

Mme Aisha will handle the sale of eggs and hens no longer laying  that are not used for the preparation of meals in the canteen. She will go to various markets and with the proceeds of the sale she will support the other projects, such as school enrollment that every year involves an investment of about € 8,000.foto uovo confezionato

Every donation of €5 give a meal to one of the many children; it also symbolizes the possibility of schooling, which unfortunately is not yet guaranteed to all children in the center!

For this reason, we invite you to join the project; with a simple gesture we can realize a small African dream!ately is not yet guaranteed to all children in the center!

The collection offerings  points are:

- Agenzia Viaggi Stravacanze, in Corso Dante
- Hair Salon Team i Pinella in Via Don Minzoni
- Ristorante Carialoso in Via Manzoni, 38

in Acqui Terme. 

Contact us for more information.

This project has obtained the approval by "Progetto Scuola Expo Milano 2015" 

 

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vino BukavuAvailable Albarossa bottles of excellent wine, made in order to collect donations (from 5 Euro each) for our project in  Bukavu, D.R. Congo.

 

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Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 a beautiful experience  animated the Church of San Francesco in Acqui terme.

Need You has been a guest of our dear Fr Franco, along with Fr Joseph Pasia, on a visit to Italy from the Philippines.

For the first time we attended a sung and danced Mass: forty boys and children, students of our volunteer Saimir Balla who went on a mission in the Philippines last year, involved and excited all the believers who filled the church, dancing for their less fortunate peers in the Philippines.

The donations collected during the service will support the project "Shelter Home" for orphans that Father Joseph Pasia, former pastor of Lussito, returned to practice in his own country, wants to build in Manila.

It was a unique and exciting moment, during the Mass these guys were able to show their joy and their happiness by dancing for the whole church, conveying their love of dance, and their respect and happiness and Christianity.

I think Pope Francis would be happy, repeatedly he urged the believers to show with singing and dancing the happiness of having met Christ. To all this we add the value of solidarity, in a different and important context, and the guys did get their message really far. I guarantee you that this is exactly what happened, they managed to do a great work, getting directly to the heart of all of us, and very close to the hearts of really far and less fortunate children.

These are street children, orphans or forgotten, malnourished and therefore subject to all kinds of diseases, often left at the mercy of the local underworld. The existence of such situations is a real shame of humanity.

Of course these children who live so far away from us, at 8,000 kilometers, would never have imagined that other children from the other side of the could work for them, to help them to have a safe place where to live, to be cared for, fed and educated.

The world will improve only if we work all together, each of you who reads has the opportunity to do something

Don Orione used to say: "For God  jus your faith is not enough, He wants to see your work," and this is a great work.

Father Joseph Pasia, despite living so far away from us, has the same enthusiasm and love for our underprivileged children, what a beautiful collaboration with our town, Acqui Terme.

So come on, everyone can do something, and we will improve the world.

The volunteers behind the scenes that were so busy for the organization of the event have all my praise.

Saimir, Adnan and all the guys who danced were wonderful, humble and precious, they are the future of our world, and an example of values ​​to be imitated. If these are the teachings, the world can be improved.

Here's the video of the performance:

https://www.facebook.com/128306487225069/videos/868086523247058/

Libro - Cè un solo cielo

It 'a Raoul Follerau’s phrase -a life dedicated to the lepers from all over the world- to give the title to this book of fairy tales and stories for children  presented by Need You.

It reminds us that brotherhood and human solidarity have no boundaries.

Distances that once separated the cultures and civilizations of our planet today are no longer so long.

Due to the sensitivity with whom the book presents and defines subjects​​, it is particularly suitable for young and not so young.

Some stories are inspired by tragic situations such as anti-personnel mines  ("Oggi e non ieri") or child soldiers '"Il cielo del Sudan". Others are pure figment of the imagination as "Il re depone lo scettro" or the fable of Greta, the only child author.

The rhymes by Gabriella Zunino, illustrations by Gabriella Pulga, who is also the curator and the author of several short stories, and the cover by  Daniela Tono are the testimony of a choral and, above all, sincere work.

As Armando Serao says in the preface, "... these fairy tales and stories invite us to meditateon our distracted participation in the life of the world. Satisfied by our well-being we are not able to perceive the distant cry of suffering."

It is important for all of us, as Konrad writes, "to be aware of the subtle but insuppressible certainty of solidarity that connects the loneliness of infinite human hearts and of the identity of dreams, joys, sorrows, aspirations, illusions, hopes and fears that unite the whole mankind. "

Need You has embraced the project promoting the spread in schools; the proceeds from the sale will support our projects around the world.

The book is available starting from a €10 offering.

Libro - Positivi - copertina

The faces, the eyes and the gazes of African men and women.
The children laugh and play. Forty portraits of people with AIDS who leave their mark.

The Africans are the weakest and most helpless, the first victims of the virus and indifference, a definition that stands out with white words on a black page.

The title "Positivi" conveys the whole message of the book that the photographer Mara Mayer made in collaboration with other authors (Vittorio De Micheli, Francesca Lagomarsini, Maurizio Molan, Giordano Panaro, Manuela Perrone, Pierpaolo Pracca, Fra Fiorenzo Priuli.)

Phrases like “How many times can a man turn his head and pretend he just doesn’t see?” by Bob Dylan, the testimonies of HIV-positive people, the African proverb " Also to the elephant a single day is enough to die."

“Positivi” talks about injustice but also about hope: on the one hand the opulent and forgetful West where HIV seems not to frighten people and where mortality has declined dramatically; on the other hand the tragedy of Africa where the 67% of the 33 million HIV-positive people in the world lives, as well as the majority of those 9 million patients who do not have access to anti-retroviral therapies.

The testimony of Adriano Assandri, President of Need You closes the book.

"Positivi" is dedicated to orphans and HIV-positive children of Nchiru in Kenya; to them the offerings collected for the bookare addressed.
(offerings  starting from €15 each).

The project includes divulgation of the book in high schools.

NB: in the book there is a crossword puzzle, and the solution is here below.

 

Libro - Positivi - soluzionecruciverba 

Libro - Le due metà

"Le due metà del cielo", written by Francesca Carbonini and illustrated by Francesca e Libero Gozzini from the study Bandalarga of Milan, with phrases and drawings tells the story of two opposite elements: the sun and the moon which talk together and conjoin in the central pages at the time of the eclipse.

The metaphor of integration is clear.

"Le due metà del cielo" is an interactive book, it gives space to the imagination of children who can paint  the facsimile using the colored pencils attached.

We have published 10,000 copies translated into Italian, English, French, Arabic and Portuguese and we are sending them to thirty states across the world.

The copies written in Italian are distributed in children’s hospitals, prisons, daycare centers, etc..

The project of the book "Le due metà del cielo" has been  totally financed with contributions from banking foundations and private citizens.

The book is available at our association against a minimum offering of €10.

 

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