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2017

ANNUAL REPORT CUOMO FOUNDATION


2017

ANNUAL REPORT


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Cover illustration : Pupils of the new school compound, Mambakkam, Tamil Nadu, India


TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword 9 Global Operational Expenditure 2017 : Breakdown by Areas of Action 11 Global Operational Expenditure 2017 : Breakdown by Continent 12 Global Operational Expenditure 2017 : Breakdown by Country 13 Monaco Red Cross 14 No Finish Line 16 Ecoute Cancer Réconfort 17 Scholarship Programme on Climate Change 18 Monaco Disease Power 20 Clara Froget 21 Sainte Dévote Challenge 22 Princess Grace Academy 23 School in Kovalam, Sendivakkam, K.G.Kandigai, Mambakkam & Chennai 24 Scholarships in Kovalam, Sendivakkam and K.G. Kandigai 25 Roshan Susairaj 26 New School Compound for Mambakkam 28 Fryderyk Chopin Cultural Association 30 Zeine Collective Project 31 Centre Cardio-Pédiatrique Cuomo (CCPC) 32 Decoration of The CCPC 34 ‘Dizénidani’ Association 35 Awa Gueye 36 Scholarship Agreement with Cuba’s EICTV 37


Maria Elena Cuomo with two scholarship beneficiaries in Kovalam, Inde

The Cuomo Foundation’s mission is to enable and equip the disadvantaged with the tools to succeed independently. We aim to empower our beneficiaries rather than simply to assist. This is a goal that can most often be achieved successfully through creating opportunities in education. Access to education and also culture are unmistakable milestones that can enable and equip individuals with a capacity to evolve and move forward in their lives. Maria Elena Cuomo President, Cuomo Foundation

Photo : A 2006 Alfredo Cuomo Scholarship graduate, Jancy Rani (left), today holds the position of Assistant Manager of Human Resources at Comodo Security Solutions,Chennai. Shabana Asmin (right) was the first beneficiary of the Elena Cuomo Scholarship Programme initiated in 2014 and is currently completing her 3rd year of studies in Aeronautical Engineering at Sathyabama University, Chennai.


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GLOBAL OPERATIONAL EXPENDITURE 2013 - 2017 GREENING PROJECTS

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GLOBAL OPERATIONAL EXPENDITURE 2007 - 2017 CULTURAL PROJECTS € 350,000 € 300,000 € 250,000 € 200,000 € 150,000 € 100,000 € 50,000

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Francisco A. Diaz Lison speaking during a philanthopy conference - Paris

Five years ago the president of the Cuomo Foundation, Maria Elena Cuomo, and its board of directors requested my involvement in the implementation of a long term strategy of development for the philanthropic organisation.

music and dance to preservation of indigenous cultural heritages.

Our capacity to understand and react to the issues raised in this recent period of actions may perhaps be viewed as a departure from the As an active supporter of this strategy,it is not original vision yet our approach has permitted my role to evaluate the coherence and extent of the Foundation to respond positively to some of measurable success between this current plan the worlds contemporary problems. of development and the original spirit of the Foundation-one formulated in the Articles of It is thus not presumptuous to state that our the Foundation. Foundation has proven to grow and evolve while remaining true to its founding principles Over the last few years our actions have focused and original values. on strengthening our capacity to confront today’s global challenges, principally the effects We understand that there is a lot of climate change and its impact on vulnerable to achieve yet... Our actions, however modest, populations, access to education for the young are committed and we are decisive on this road and the social rehabilitation of sick children. In of adventure called Life. addition, we have continued to retain culture and art within our scope, undertaking varied Francisco A. Diaz Lison projects embracing areas from both classical General manager


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BREAKDOWN BY AREAS OF ACTION GLOBAL OPERATIONAL EXPENDITURE 2017

Arts & Culture € 324,459.02 16.30% Education & Research € 1,009,998.88 50.75%

Socio-economic Development € 655,890.99 32.95%


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BREAKDOWN BY CONTINENT

GLOBAL OPERATIONAL EXPENDITURE 2017

South America € 103,611.86 5.21%

Europe € 569,699.28 28.62%

Africa € 584,384.29 29.36% Asia € 732,653.14 36.81%


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BREAKDOWN BY COUNTRY

GLOBAL OPERATIONAL EXPENDITURE 2017

Cuba € 103,611 5,21%

India € 730,153.14 36.68%

Vietnam € 2,500 0.13% Monaco € 462,946.26 23.26%

Italy € 106,753.02 5.36 % Burkina Faso € 169,383 8.51%

Senegal € 415,001.29 20.85%


Socio-economic Development

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A Partnership of

16 Years

642,660.54€ of Total Expenditure 526.03% of Progress Rate since 2001 390 Total Beneficiaries FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME WITH MONACO RED CROSS since 2001


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Education & Research

M O N A C O

MONACO RED CROSS The Foundation has supported the Monaco Red Cross Scholarship Programme since 2001. The annual scholarship enables less advantaged pupils and university students from Monaco and the surrounding municipalities to benefit and be supported in their studies. Due to this support, 47 students——26 females and 21 males—were able to continue their studies in 2017.


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Members of the Team Cuomo Foundation at 2017 NFL annual event, Monaco

NO FINISH LINE Since 2009 the Cuomo Foundation has been one of the main sponsors of the annual NFL held in Monaco. Open to all ages and abilities, this amateur marathon event raises over €350,000 each year. All proceeds go to the Association Children & Future, a Monaco-based non-profit organisation, which aims to  provide assistance and support through specific projects for underprivileged and sick children around the world. Each year the Foundation recruits a team of employees, friends and supporters who take part in this fun and worthwhile event.

In 2017, the Cuomo Foundation Team member Fausto Parigi, won the ‘8-Day Race’. Sonia Lutterotti, Fausto Parigi’s team-mate of the ‘8-day race’, was placed second among female runners. The Cuomo Foundation Team, with its 71 volunteers and an aggregate of 8889.03 km, was ranked 8th this year—its best ranking to-date.


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Espace Mieux-être run by Ecoute Cancer Réconfort Association, Monaco © photo Agnés Monacorda

E CO U TE C A N C E R RECONFORT Ecoute Cancer Réconfort is a Monaco-based association whose mission is to provide help and comfort to people suffering from cancer. The association’s actions include hospital visits to patients, maintenance of a special unit facility for palliative care and various social activities designed to uplift the daily life of the cancer sufferer. The Cuomo Foundation provides annual funding since 2011.


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SCHOLARSHIPS ON CLIMATE CHANGE The Intergovernmental panel for Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 in order to build capacity to understand and address climate change. Its advisory body consists of a group of independent and international scientists. The IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for its efforts to “build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change”. After receiving the award, it decided to create, with the accompanying financial prize, a scholarship programme to invest in PhD students from developing countries for research that advances the understanding of the scientific basis of risks of climate change in their own regions. The first IPCC awards were granted in 2011 in collaboration with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. In 2013, the Cuomo Foundation joined the scholarship programme, supporting 5 of the students selected. For the 2015-2017 awards, an additional 4 research students were selected to benefit from the fellowship programme, funded by the Cuomo Foundation.


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Education & Research

Ei Phyu Win on her research site, Mandalaya region, Myanmar

Duong Tran Anh | Vietnam

2015-2017 CLASS

Research Topic: An Investigation of The Impact of The Water Level in The Mekong River and Sea Level Rise due to Climate Change on The Tien and Hau River Estuaries

Amegnaglo Cocou Jaures | Benin Research Topic: Economic Valuation of Traditional and Modern Meteorological Services for Maize Farmers in Benin

Mokria Mulugeta Gemi | Ethiopia Research Topic: Dendroclimatological Potential of Afromontane Tree Species and Reconstruct Multi-century Hydro-climatic Information for The Upper Blue Nile River Basin, Using Tree Ring as A Proxy Ei Phyu Win | Myanmar (from 2013 class) Research Topic: Effect of Organic Manure and Water Management on Methane Emission from Paddy Fields


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MONACO DISEASE POWER LA MAISON D’AMELIE

In 2013, La Maison d’Amélie officially opened in Annot located in the French region of ProvenceAlpes-Côte d’Azur. The residential respite holiday home is equipped to accommodate up to 20 disabled children and adults along with their families to enable them to rest and relax in a peaceful and appropriately adapted environment.  The Cuomo Foundation, along with other partners, supported and funded the development and construction of this innovative project for the  Association Monaco Disease Power. The Foundation remains involved in the maintenance and running of this exciting project.


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SCHOLARSHIP

CLARA FROGET Clara Froget is a young French tennis player from Nice, France who won the French Championship in 2014 in her age category. Since 2014, the Foundation has assisted funding of her academic schooling. This scholarship allows her to follow a tailor-made course, particularly adapted to the specific needs required by her sporting career.


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2017 Challenge Sainte Dévote

SAINTE DEVOTE CHALLENGE Since 2013 the Cuomo Foundation has been one of the sponsors of the Sainte-Dévote Tournament organized by the Fédération Monégasque de Rugby  and the  Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. This annual event promotes the idea of ‘Rugby for All’. Young teams from all over the world participate together and special training practice programmes are designed for the differently abled. The event is open to boys and girls aged under 12 years. 15 teams from 11 countries participated in the 2017 tournament. The South African Team won the champions’ trophy.


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Art & Culture

Young dancer from the Academy at a practical exam

PRINCESS GRACE

DANCE ACADEMY Since 2014, the Foundation has supported around the world for its high and exacting teaching scholarships enabling international students to standards and the level of talent, commitment and attend the residential Princess Grace Academy of professionalism of its graduates. Dance, affiliated to Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. In 2017, our continued partnership offered The successful partnership between the Foundation scholarships to 6 young dancers and contributed and the Academy has enabled the engagement of to consolidate the Academy’s teaching staff. additional professional musical accompanists and for international professionals to guesttutor workshops providing a diverse and broad range of classes for the 13-18yrs old dance students. Directed since 2009 by renowned dancer and teacher Mr. Luca Masala, the Academy is known


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A pupil in her classroom, Tamil Nadu

SUPPORT TO SCHOOLS KOVALAM, SENDIVAKKAM, K.G.KANDIGAI MAMBAKKAM & CHENNAI

In 2001 and in partnership with the Roman Catholic Church, the Cuomo Foundation launched a school development programme in Tamil Nadu, India. The objective of this vast project was to encourage the schooling of children and their basic education. This initiative goal was reached through construction of schools, renovation of existing buildings, granting operating costs and scholarships. Initiated in the town of Kovalam, the program extended to other regions in Tamil Nadu such as

Sendivakkam, K.G. Kandigai, Mambakkam and to schools in the city of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. In 2017, the renovation works and financial support for the administration continued to ensure pupils a quality education in good conditions.


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Art & Culture

Scholarship beneficiaries at a get-together, Kovalam

SCHOLARSHIPS

KOVALAM, SENDIVAKKAM & K.G. KANDIGAI The ‘AC Scholarship Programme’ was founded by Alfredo Cuomo in 2004 in Kovalam to assist young gifted students from Cuomo Foundation schools through College and University. In 2017, 45 students were awarded scholarship funding.

3 to 5 years’ full funding for higher Education at college or university.

Currently there are 4 young women benefiting from the scholarship. In 2017, the youngest students started their university studies in the In 2015, the Elena Cuomo Scholarship was created fields of Pharmaceutical science and Engineering. to award specifically female only final year school pupils. Selected at the end of the 10th standard academic year and based on academic merit, the female benefits from school fees support for the final 11th and 12th standard years and a further


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Roshan Susairaj with his family, Marina Beach, Chennai

ROSHAN

AND SUSAIRAJ FAMILY In 2008, as a very young boy Roshan Susairaj suffered the loss of his lower limb. The extent of the amputation and a badly ill fitting prosthetic leg further added to his health complications. When he was 10 years old the Foundation was introduced to Roshan and began contributing to the young boy’s recovery  and  rehabilitation. He was fitted with a  correct femoral prosthesis in 2013 and provided with appropriate physiotherapy.

scholarship that enabled her to enter graduate school in Chennai. She is now in her second year of studying Business Management with hopes of a career in the banking industry. In addition, the scholarship supports Jenifer’s attendance to the English courses held at the British Council in Chennai, which Roshan also attends. Fluency in English is crucial, as her college course is conducted in English and ultimately will contribute to her success and confidence in the competitive job The Foundations support initially focused only on market. Roshan’s primary medical needs but has gradually been extended to cover all aspects of his well- Roshan and Jenifer’s mother Sujatha has being, from his quality of education, schooling and also benefited by a program of vocational extra-curricular activities to his extensive health retraining and funding that has allowed her procedures. This all-encompassing approach to regain a sense of  self  worth and also support has contributed positively to improving both her family. After selecting to train as a qualified Roshan’s physical and mental health and his seamstress, she has opened her own Sari boutique own sense of achievement during his formative and workshop in the Mylapore district of Chennai, adolescence. close to her home. She is boosted not only by the financial independence she has created but also by This successful process of empowerment could not the social life it makes possible. have been fully realised without also strengthening and enabling his entire family unit. Thus,  over Today, Sujatha approaches her future with the last two years, a more comprehensive overall confidence and her two children are undoubtedly approach has been adopted. the direct beneficiaries of the optimism that now prevails in their family. Roshan’s older sister, Jenifer, was awarded a


AREAS COVERED BY THE SCHOLARSHIP

Sports

School Education

Medical

Leisure English Tuition

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Amala Annai High School’s construction nearing completion,Mambakkam

NEW SCHOOL COMPOUND FOR MAMBAKKAM

In 2015, a large-scale school construction project was initiated in the rural village of Mambakkam in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. The new Amala Annai High school replaces the distressed rundown original school buildings on a new site with a capacity for 800 pupils from 11 to 18 years old. Built adhering to strict green ecological guidelines and regulations, the school was awarded in March 2018 the IGBC Platinum Rating by the Indian Green Build Council. The IGBC is India’s leading body for green certification. The school obtained this recognition in particular for its use of sustainable materials, methods and practice during construction and for the originality of its curriculum focused on green education and recycling.


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Soil Preservation Measures

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Tree sapling and lawn spreads to control erosion Reuse of stockpiled soil for landscaping A comprehensive water drainage system across the compound

Sustainable Water Practices Water-efficient plumbing fixtures capable of saving 26% of annual water use Water-efficient landscaping covering a surface of 7 475 m2, with priority given to native and draught tolerant tree species

Certified Wood Eco-friendly certified wood has been used for up to 32% of total wood requirements Recycled glass, steel and aluminium account for 32% of raw-materials

Waste Segregation Organic waste collected through coloured bin is sent to the vermi-compost facility located in the school campus Compost will be recycled as fertiliser and soil amendment

Sustainable Energy High rate of openable areas guarantees air-flow & daylight supply 20% of the energy resources required by the compound is provided by renewable sources


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27th Roma International Piano Competition, Teatro Quirino, Rome

FRYDERYK CHOPIN ASSOCIATION

The Cuomo Foundation is the main sponsor of Fryderyk Chopin Cultural Association, founded by Italian maestra Marcella Crudeli, the renowned classical concert pianist. The association organises concerts and music events all year, but their main programme is the prestigious ‘Roma’ International Piano Competition, held annually since 1990 in the Italian capital. Its main objective is to pay particular attention to the cultural and professional skills of young pianists and to give them the exposure necessary to launch their international careers. In 2017, the Cuomo Foundation renewed its participation as the main sponsor of the event.


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Socio-economic Development

Villagers of Belel Seno benefiting from the newly constructed water well

ZEINE COLLECTIVE PROJECT

In 2010, local community leaders set up the Zeine The Foundation supported these projects between Collective project in the market town of Gorom- 2012-2015. Gorom, the capital of the Oudalan Province in northern Burkino Faso. The Foundation has since granted subsequent funding to Zeine Collective actions for further In this drought-stricken region, the Ziene drilling and rehabilitation of old well sites creating Collective project successfully drilled and 14 additional safe water wells and also a project constructed several water wells, providing safe to donate livestock to 80 families headed by drinking supplies for the local communities. These women. actions enabled the farmers and their livestock to benefit and thrive despite the challenging climate conditions. In addition, the Collective also set up the Alpha project, which runs adult literacy and numeracy classes in Gorom-Gorom and in the nearby village of Tin-Akoff.


CCPC - DAKAR TIMELINE 2013 - 14

Feasibility study

2014

Beginning of the retraining programme of the CCPC personnel

June 2015

Signing of the Partnership Agreement

2015 - 2016

Construction & Equipment

November 2016

Beginning of the Medical Visits

2015 - 2016

Beginning of the Heart Surgeries

February 2018

Official Inauguration of the CCPC


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Senegalese doctors conducting a heart surgery at Centre Cardio-Pédiatrique Cuomo, Dakar

CCPC - DAKAR

CENTRE CARDIO-PEDIATRIQUE CUOMO The Centre Cardio-Pédiatrique Cuomo, located in the Fann National University Hospital Center, is the only public hospital in West Africa, equipped to perform cardio paediatric surgery. Prior to the opening of this life-saving centre, very few ill children survived in this region due to lack of appropriate medical care. The CCPC, whose construction and equipment have been fully funded by the Cuomo Foundation for a sum of six million Euros, is a reference in the field of cardiac interventions for children. The centre, in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Senegal, CHNU Fann and La Chaîne de l’Espoir, has obtained the accreditation of the Plan Sénégal Emergent, the benchmark for the country’s economic and social policy. In addition to the medical aspect, the project also includes a ‘screening and prevention’ phase. Ultimately, a regional network will be formed

around the facility to both refer children to appropriate care and to identify them and treat them early in order to avoid surgery. The CCPC commenced medical and surgical procedures in January 2017.The Centre is currently run and managed by a mixed team of African and European staff. The medical procedures are carried out by Senegalese personnel trained locally. In addition, international medical teams visit to support and perform procedures to enhance the skills of the CCPC staff. Since its opening in January 2017, the CCPC has performed over 150 successful surgical procedures on children and aims to ultimately perform over 500 operations annually.


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The central atrium of Centre Cardio-Pédiatrique Cuomo, Dakar

DECORATION OF

DAKAR’S CCPC In 2014, the Foundation invited the Groupe D-10 to take over the decoration of the Centre Cardio-Pédiatrique Cuomo. The Senegalese artists collective, composed by the 10 finalists of the Sene’Gala (2008)—a painting competition organised by the Cuomo Foundation—responded enthusiastically to the call, thus revitalising their long-time partnership with the philanthropic organisation. At the CCPC, members of the Groupe D-10 put together their competencies, sensibility and imagination for the sake of a common cause: an iconographical design spreading through the exterior and the interior of the hospital building and celebrating the fantasy of Senegalese childhood. The project is the result of various techniques and artistic processes such as mosaic, painting, collage, installations and mobiles.


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Young girl restoring the traditional frescoes of Tiébélé’s Royal Court

DIZÉNIDANI (ADPET) ASSOCIATION

The ‘Association Dizénidani pour la Promotion Educative de Tiebele’ (ADPET) was founded in 2010 in the ancient historical region of Tiebele, home to the Kassena people amongst the oldest ethnic tribes in southern Burkina Faso. Created to promote health and environmental protection awareness for its youth through physical and educative activities. Since 2014,The Cuomo Foundation has been the main sponsor of their annual football tournament open to all secondary schools.

“Dora” painting contest, the other big annual event, sees the girls from nearby schools, participating in the safeguard of the traditional Kassena mural paintings. It is a technique used in Tiébélé’s famed Royal Court, a heritage site showcasing the richness of Gourunasi architecture. The competition is a moment of sharing and transmitting traditional values, where the elders pass by their oral knowledge to the youth. This annual event supports a valuable tradition’s continued existence.

In 2017, in addition to the mural restoration, a As part of their activities, the Dizenidani Cup quasi-complete architectural rehabilitation was football tournament is held annually. This also carried out at the Royal Court. contest, where the most advanced school teams of the region encounter their rivals, aims to convey, through football, the universal values ​​of sport— solidarity on the top of it.


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Maria Elena Cuomo with Awa Gueye at Centre Cardio-Pédiatrique Cuomo, Dakar

SCHOLARSHIP

AWA GUEYE In late 2012, a humanitarian mission by the Cuomo Foundation, in partnership with La Chaîne de l’Espoir, enabled lifesaving cardiac surgery to be successfully performed on 16-year-old Awa Gueve in Dakar, Senegal. Suffering from rheumatic mitral insufficiency, she has now fully recovered to lead a normal healthy life. The successful opening of the CCPC has enabled Awa to easily have access and benefit from continued on site monitoring. In 2017, the Foundation granted Awa a full university scholarship to study Biology and Chemistry. She hopes to pursue a research career in Molecular Science.


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Two students conducting a practical session, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba

SCHOLARSHIP AGREEMENT EICTV, CUBA

In 2016 a partnership was formed with the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) to establish scholarships for students in need of funding. This special collaboration heralds a new chapter for this Cuban educational institution and reflects a real commitment to the future of its Arts and youth.

In 2006, economic hardships imposed a feepaying structure for all international students except Cuban attendees who remain exempt from any charges.

Currently there are 120 students from over 50 countries attending the internationally recognised 3-year degree courses. 40 students are selected Founded in 1986, the EICTV is a project of the annually. Foundation of New Latin American Cinema, which has its headquarters in Cuba. EICTV attracts renowned international filmmakers as visiting teachers for master classes Its initial aim was to support the development of and workshops. national audio-visual industries in countries that lacked the infrastructure or resources to train their The 2017-2020 scholarships were awarded own professionals. to 8 students from   Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Trinidad and Tobago. It began by providing free courses to students from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. 


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« The Cuomo Foundation’s mission is to enable and equip the disadvantaged with the tools to succeed independently . We aim to empower our beneficiaries rather than simply to assist. This is a goal that can most often be achieved successfully through creating opportunities in education. Access to education and also culture are unmistakable milestones that can enable and equip an individual with a capacity to evolve and move forward in their lives.» Maria Elena Cuomo President, Cuomo Foundation

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