About Us

My name is Giuliana Paolieri.

Initially, I privately funded this project and helped

  • building the house for Sandya;
  • repairing the village well;
  • organizing two classes at the buddhist temple to teach children English and PC use.

During these two years I realized it would be better to become an official and legal organization, perhaps with O.n.l.u.s. in order to:

  • officialize the help I am offering to the children in Sri Lanka;
  • officialize the school I am planning to have built for the childrens’ English and computer lessons;
  • give clarity and transparency to those willing to help through participating in the various fundraising events to buy land for the school’s construction.

September 8, 2009. We formed the Associazione Fabio Jonathan and asked for the recognition of O.N.L.U.S.

September 12, 2009. We officially present our Association in front of a large audience of friends by organizing an event of Lyrics and Fashion at Palazzo Pitti in the Cortile del’Ammannati.

September 19, 2009. We signed the deed for the land where the school will be built.

April 7, 2010. The perimeter wall of the school and the well were built.

Now I have to join together the Association here and the school there.

This is our immediate goal.


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Coming Events

Burraco Tournament
October 27th, 2018 at 3:30pm
Circolo di S. Angelo a Legnaia
Via Pisana 438, Firenze (map)

The ticket costs €20 and includes participation in the tournament and refreshments. The best 3 couples will receive prizes; in addition, we will have a 50/50 lottery.

For reservations: Il giardino del Tempo, 366-3142241

Open the depliant.

Painting Class
The Great Masters of Painting
Sep. 12th to May 10th, 2019
1 lesson of 1.5 hours / week

Taught by the artist Maya Cetkovic for children of age 6-12.

For more information (depliant).