Today we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the passing of Alfredo Cuomo, founder of the Cuomo Foundation. As a young top ranking Italian law student, he received the prestigious Fulbright Foreign Scholarship to study in the United States, which broadened his perspective on life and opportunities. On his return to Rome, he completed his studies and then successfully and creatively built his fortune in the international film industry.
Cultivated, passionate, interested in everything, he decided, at midlife, to dedicate a part of his fortune and himself to those who were most in needed.
Cultivated, passionate, interested in everything, he decided, at midlife, to dedicate a part of his fortune and himself to those who were most in needed. To achieve this aim, he established the Cuomo Foundation, in Monaco. For over 20 years, the foundation has worked primarily in the fields of education and social welfare. It is active present in India, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Cuba, Italy, France…
Its educational actions in Tamil Nadu have enabled access across all ages from primary, secondary to higher studies.
Over 5,000 children benefit daily from the schools that the foundation has built and more than 500 scholarships have been awarded to students gaining access to universities and training colleges.
In a lasting legacy to his dedication to children, the R.C Hr. Sec. School in Sendivakkam built by the foundation in 2006, was officially, legally renamed the Alfredo Cuomo Hr. Sec. School in June 2019.The school is currently attended by over 750 boys and girls including 180 boarders, housed in the purpose built separate dormitories.
This fitting 10th anniversary honor and tribute to Alfredo Cuomo was made possible by the intervention and steadfast commitment of Most Rev. Dr. A. Neethinathan and the Diocese of Chingleput.
Awareness Programs in Sendivakkam on Civic education, Economy, Personal Development and Eco-citizenship
An awareness program featuring a series of lectures and workshops took place at the Sendivakkam High School, South India.
A Gala Concert at the San Giovanni Battista Cloister of Genovesi in Rome to remember Alfredo Cuomo.
A musical evening will be given on 27 November 2019 at the Cloister of San Giovanni Battista dei Genovesi, Rome, in tribute to the late Mr. Alfredo Cuomo. An initiative by Maestro Marcella Crudeli and the Associazione Culturale Fryderyk Chopin she chairs, the event...
Festivities were held in Sendivakkam (Tamil Nadu, India) on June 22, 2019 to officially celebrate the name change of the school that the Foundation built some 14 years ago in this remote village located 100 km southwest to Chennai. The RC Higher Sec. School is now...
An article published in New Indian Express Alfredo and Elena Cuomo came to India in 1999 and felt that they needed to help underprivileged kids prosper with the help of good educationFor those who live in or visit Chennai, Kovalam is a quick but serene getaway. Its...
The Speech Delivered by The Most Rev. Dr. A. Neethinathan, Bishop Of Chingleput, during The Ceremony of June 22, 2019
Sendivakkam Pays Tribute to The Memory of Alfredo CuomoWe should thank Cuomo Foundation for giving us a beautiful school building with a quality education which serves to hundreds of students. Can we clap and thank them?I don’t want to speak for a long time. You are...