NEWS & EVENTS
FOOD EMERGENCY IN THE PHILIPPINES: WE NEED YOUR HELP!
With Covid-19 the City of Paombong (Region Bulacan), currently in quarantine, are facing serious food supplies difficulties. For this reason, the Association Culture Ticino Network of Lugano immediately responded to the request for help of the Rdo. Fr. Anacleto C. Ignacio of the Parish of Paombong in the Philippines, with the aim of helping 1’000 families living in extreme poverty. The aid consists in food packages containing rice, noodles, canned goods for these neediest families. On 2nd April, thanks to an initial payment by our Association and the support by other sponsors in the Philippines, has started the distribution of the food packages.
In May there were further distributions of food packages and medicines. However, these actions will not be enough for the future! That is why we want to ensure the continuity of this project in the coming months. Help us too with the fundraising too!
Philippines: a humanitarian journey full of emotions, meetings and new projects
Our President Margherita Maffeis-Natale, and Honorary Consul of the Philippines in Ticino, went again this year with her husband from 1st to 17th January 2020 to the Philippines; this year with a special mission, namely to consolidate our newly founded twin association Culture Ticino Network and Philippines Association, based in Paombong, and to start with our local committee the important project “Sustainable Development in Paombong”.
SPAZIO GENERAZIONI: SUSPENDED LESSONS
Culture Ticino Network Association of Lugano informs you that the project Spazio generazioni, characterized by English lessons for beginners alternating with the course “Let’s prepare your professional future together“, is temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus situation. When everything will return to normal, we will inform you about the next dates of the lessons.
SAVE THE DATE: “WALKING FOR PEACE”
We are glad to inform you that the 8th edition of “Walking for Peace” has been postponed to Saturday, 3rd October 2020. As soon as the coronavirus situation allows us to continue the organization, we will immediately update you about the program. This important and symbolic cross-border event, organized by the Culture Ticino Network Association of Lugano and that will be held in Malcantone and Varesotto, is supported every year by the Italian and Swiss municipalities involved, sponsored by the Province of Varese and other institutions.
WORLD PEACE FORUM: LET’S CELEBRATE OUR 10 YEAR-ANNIVERSARY TOGETHER!
After the great successes of the past editions, this year the Culture Ticino Network Association of Lugano is very pleased to announce that the organization for the 10th anniversary of the World Peace Forum, that will take place from 17th November to 17th December 2020, continue! We are not able yet to give you more information about the general program, due to the coronavirus situation, but as soon as possible we will inform you about it.
NOTICE OF COMPETITION: WRITE THE PEACE SONG
To celebrate our 10th year of activity the association Culture Ticino Network of Lugano launches the new international competition “write the peace song”, to which are invited scholars of the third, fourth and fifth classes of elementary school, the middle schools and the high schools in Ticino, the provinces of Como and Varese.
The object of the competition is the creation of one or more song lyrics with particular attention to children’s right and environmental protection, addressing issues of kindness, friendship and cultures. It is also possible to present the lyrics accompanied by a musical base or a melody.
The songs will be evaluated by the steering committee of the association and by people with experience in musical field.