Memorial message from the President of EFUCA, Daniela Popescu
And the Executive Secretary of EFUCA Marina Christophides
To the President of FICLU, Maria Paola Azzario
To the Secretary General of FICLU, Annateresa Rondinella
To the Vice-President of the UNESCO Centre of Firenze, Vittorio Gasparrini
To the staff members and volunteers of FICLU and the UNESCO Centre of Firenze
It was with great sorrow that we received the sad news regarding the death of our dearest colleague Honorary President of the European Federation of UNESCO, Clubs, Centres and Associations (EFUCA)Dott.ssa Marialuisa Stringa, an important personality and great leader of the UNESCO Clubs movement in Europe and in the world.
Marialuisa Stringa, Honorary President and founding member of EFUCA was present in all EFUCA events and her death caused and to our UNESCO Clubs family a great and indispensable loss. Her altruistic contribution and spirit of voluntarism towards the UNESCO Clubs movement, as well as her significant work in the promotion of UNESCO's ideals and principles will remain an example for us for which we will always be grateful with respect to her life which was dedicated to UNESCO, for which she was honoured during the General Assembly of EFUCA in Romania, in 2012 at the ceremony titled "A life dedicated to UNESCO".
Marialuisa Stringa's presence in the UNESCO Clubs movement will always be remembered for her kind and open spirit as well as for her ongoing efforts and strong determination in the promotion and preservation of the ideals of UNESCO. Her passion towards global ethics and UNESCO Clubs values have inspired everyone who had the chance to meet her and cooperate with her within the framework of UNESCO Clubs programmes.
A book of condolences was created in the social network of EFUCA and special tribute will be paid in EFUCA's AZURE magazine in the honour of our beloved Honorary President Marialuisa Stringa for her dedicated and valuable contribution in the UNESCO Clubs movement.
On behalf of all members of EFUCA we convey our sincere and deepest condolences to Marialuisa Stringa's family and to all friends and colleagues of the Italian Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Centres (FICLU) to which Marialuisa Stringa was for many years President, as well as to her colleagues of the UNESCO Centre of Firenze which she founded and was President until her death last Monday.
Dearest Marialuisa Stringa, our love and thoughts are with you, keeping you always with us in our hearts.
Daniela Popescu EFUCA President
Marina Christophides EFUCA Executive Secretary
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