Photo by Shelby Stanley
FUA-AUF has recently launched a fundraiser for the new “Le Formiche” scholarships. The title means “ants” in Italian and takes inspiration from the memoir written by FUA-AUF President Gabriella Ganugi, titled The Girl Who Counted Ants. A children's book version of the memoir that tells the story a of a young girl who, thanks to a strong force of will, is capable of overcoming any obstacle and creating an innovative educational model.
The inaugural fundraiser event and scholarship presentation took place on September 12 in the Palazzo dell’Ospitalità in Florence, followed by a second event in New York City at 623 Hudson St. on October 23. Both events featured the first reprint editions of The Girl Who Counted Ants in the memoir format, the new unveiled children’s book featuring illustrations by Andrea Mancini, and a new collection of clothing and accessories “GG for Le Formiche.” All purchases related to books, clothing, and accessories fund scholarships in the areas of Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, Hospitality, Photography, Fashion, and Visual. Donations from the many supporters that embraced the cause will provide international study opportunities for future students.
This project was set in motion by President Ganugi’s personal memories and all the obstacles she had to overcome is the driving force behind the institution’s vision for giving opportunities to future generations of young leaders.
Contributions to the scholarships can be made here.