Charity in the Abbà Community is expressed in a triple direction: as service to evangelisation in the footsteps of St. Dominic, as growth in fraternal communion, and as a practical and active service to the most needy persons.
In the latter context, the Community undertakes to support and promote the activities of Abbà – Associazione per il Sostegno e l’Assistenza all’Infanzia e alla Gioventù (Association for the Support and Assistance to Children and Youth), in which the brothers of the community give their time and resources according to their ability and aptitude.
The Abbà Association takes care of the livelihood and school and human education of children in poverty and economic, social and cultural hardship.
Its activity is developed in collaboration with local structures that share the educational project and implement it through CUSTOM SPONSORSHIPS from kindergarten until the end of compulsory education.
In 2005 the Abbà Association has also started the project UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS providing economic and individual accompaniment support for particularly able, motivated and responsible children, in order to help them enter the labor world and make them become trigger for improvement and progress for their country.
Abba started its activities in 1993 supporting 10 children to study in São Paulo, Brazil.
Over the years the number of children has grown steadily to 900 in 2013, in Brazil, Cameroon, Philippines, Pakistan, India.
Most of the children followed in recent years has finished their schooling (more than 1000 graduate students), received a human education and support throughout childhood and adolescence .
Since 2005 more than 20 students have earned a University degree thanks to Abbà: all of them successfully entered the world of work, and are having a different life, a future.
Abbà is a voluntary association (Non-Profit Organisation), registered with the General Registry of Volunteers of the Lombardy Region, and signed the “Chart of Principles” of distance sponsorship, the first self-regulatory code of associations working in this field.
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The speech of the new President of Abbà,
TV spot – Campain
Video – Fund raising evening for Abbà with:
Master MARCO RAMELLI (classical guitar) and
Professor ANTONELLO NEGRI (the futurist world of Giacomo Balla)