Burundi forever! Finally after 16 issues we have the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful world of athletics as well. We do it with an authentic monument of African sport, with a gold medal at the Olympics, with a friend also from our Italy and our Bologna where he has lived for some time. The Celebrative Sticker # 17 solidarity sticker is Mr. Atlanta ’96: Venuste Niyongabo!
Sometimes in sport as in life the choices that are made lead to unexpected results, perhaps for others, not for Venuste. We are sure that when the Burundian athlete gave up running the 1500m in Atlanta, where he was among the favorites, to give a dream to his compatriot, he was equally convinced that he could play his cards even in the 5000m. However, Venuste will win that race and bring his country to triumph with the gold medal, the first for Burundi.
25 years have passed since that triumph, could we not take advantage of it to celebrate a historic victory? Venuste now lives in Bologna, he continues to run and make others run through the Run Like Us Association, as well as his social commitment through various realities including the important reality of Peace and Sport, supported by many current sportsmen and past, now also from Figurine Forever (https://www.peace-sport.org/)
VENUSTE NIYONGABO FOR BURUNDI!
With this solidarity sticker it will be possible to support the “Adotta con la Figurina” project where Figurine Forever engages annually in different solidarity projects and the KAMENGE Youth Center, a meeting place for young people from the Northern Districts of Bujumbura. A project that focuses on the implementation of the Peace and Sport Methodology. The Center in 2012 received the “Right Livelihood Award”, better known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”, for its action in favor of dialogue between ethnic groups. This program to contribute to a culture of peace through sport is supported by the World Association of the Diaspora (the Burundians who live and work abroad) of which Venuste is Secretary General.
Celebrative Sticker #17 – Sticker + Folder
1st edition 199 copies numbered
How to contribute:
- Bank transfer:
Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo
Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia
IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519
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(1st numbered edition 1-199, copies available 66/199)
the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever
An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to people involved in this project.