Welcome Note

The momentum triggered by the Foundation’s Presidency, putting accent on results and transparency of each of our projects, is reflected in actions supported this year in the fields of education, research, health and Culture.

Scholarship programs remain the most widespread means of facilitating access to education and knowledge while helping the poorest to better manage their own future, often uncertain.

Ambitious projects such as the Mambakkam High School in Tamil Nadu, India, or the Cuomo Cardio-Pediatric Center (CCPC) in Dakar, have successfully been undertaken and are ready to welcome thousands of young people in search of knowledge and medical care.

The support for individual initiatives has always been a main concern for our Foundation, ​​allowing the needy to possess greater autonomy and better control of their own destiny.

Our partners often see their projects bloom thanks also to an active role played by the Foundation in the area of strategisation. Such partnerships are in full fruition in Gorom-Gorom and Tiébélé (Burkina Faso). In Cuba, our new partnership with the University of Las Tunas and the Ministry of Higher Education is now virtually sealed.

On our various digital channels, we offer our readers the opportunity to see where and how the Foundation’s resources are used. For that matter, we dedicate a specially web portal to operational statistics. Accounting and transparency are in fact two of our main areas of development.

The use of social networks also allows us to keep our “followers” informed so that we remain attentive to any suggestions or questions that may arise on one of the many subjects that we took into account in 2016.

Going through these pages will make you traverse a great variety of situations and you’ll see that there are, everywhere in the world, people of good will who work to make the world a better place each day.

This is an invitation to discover them!

Francisco A. Diaz Lison - General Manager - Cuomo Foundation

Francisco A. Diaz Lison
General Director

Foreword of The Annual Report, June 2017