In 2020, "You choose what's good!"
Solidarity and public utility commitment
The primary vocation of the MADONKITE Project is and will always be solidarity. Solidarity is a many-way street: it implies giving, receiving and giving back. And it starts with asking. It is opposed to ignoring, taking, rejecting and keeping.
Solidarity does not mean that a gift or a donation is necessarily free in the sense that charity or philantrophy can suggest, but it is the basis of how society functions. We can give ourselves, give encouragements, give recognition, bring about, create. It is about first, being together.
Exceptionally and during this #COVID19 period, the MADONKITE project supports Brazil Northeast, in two projects:
° in Cumbuco, the Viva Cumbuco initiative, in partnership with the Instituto Bom de Bola, the buggy association of Cumbuco, the fishermen's association and Intention Ventures, which evaluated 90 families, ie 330 people, who are 'currently without income. #cumbucobomdebola #intentionventures # winds4future
° in Fortaleza, the association IPOM, Instituto Povo do Mar mainly in the area of Grande Vicente Pinzòn, which provides assistance to more than 900 families with basic food and the dissemination of information for health prevention with the population. #ipom #institutopovodomar
The project is also transforming unusable kites into masks and gives them away at a symbolic price. Check the blog article here.
You can send your donations from Europe by transfer to the 4 DEV Consulting GmbH account which hosts the project, according to the contact details of the Swiss Post bank: IBAN: CH52 0900 0000 1436 8569 8, SWIFT / BIC: POFICHBEXXX BY INDICATING "Cumbuco" or "Fortaleza". 100% of the donations will go to these two projects. If you order a mask, please indicate "masks", and the funds will be used on Philo'kite.
In ordinary times:
We work with local kite schools and athletes, and propose to our clients to support with us, local community development projects that have English or an education component.
We think that the kite community can have a bigger effect on the kite destinations, by joining hands and contributing together, to support local community projects that are both for and non for profit. Kitesurfing being an individual sport depending on wind, it is because of the "other", whether the others are people or natural ressources, that we can "be" kitesurfers.
Lessons learned from the last two years: In 2019, we collaborated with IPOM on their after-and pre-school programme in Fortaleza. Check their video here. In 2018, we supported the Visão Mundial Brazil. In collaboration with the Social Integration Council, they trained youth in Fortaleza on professional topics and other soft skills. We invoiced our clients with a percentage of the price of the solidarity kite trips, directly for these two projects and provided a certificate on the utilization of funds. We have organized the visit of the projects for our clients, during their kite trips with us. But MADONKITE works with everyone and does not wish to impose one specific project.
Because of the above, in 2020, we decided to shift, and give a choice to our clients, on the project they want to fund when they travel with us. This is why we initiated the slogan "You choose what's good!". The funds that our clients donate for the projects during the kite trips are still transfered in full to the local organizations and by 4 DEV Consulting GmbH, which for now hosts the MADONKITE Project. But we now simply propose different projects to support, that comply to our quality standards. We do not impose any contribution from our clients to any project but it is strongly encouraged. We recommend a 6% contribution to one of the listed projects.
All projects we present for support are monitored by 4 DEV Consulting GmbH which has competency for selecting reliable projects for solidarity and for building capacity on best management practices at all stages of the project cycle.
The MADONKITE project is in its initiation phase and is currently supported by personal means of the founder. Kitesurfing being a risky sport, 4 DEV Consulting GmbH serves as an umbrella for the project although they are distinct. The MADONKITE Project can in the future, become legally separated from 4 DEV C.
Do you think that this project which has a public utility vocation, would have a role to play within the kite community and deserves to be develooped? Just give us a call!
We can add on our list, projects for solidarity and education, and that have English, that the kite community would like to support in windy locations. Contact us for our standards for project submissions and partnership requirements or download our template here and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.