Espérance ACTI – Aid to Indochina
Esperance ACTI - Aid to Indochina - is a humanitarian organization, established in 2000 with the aim of providing the people of Indochina, a region of South-East Asia that includes Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, with humanitarian and development aid. Esperance ACTI focuses its attention on the poor villages, which invariably lack electricity and are mostly reachable only by rudimentary boat transport. Esperance ACTI is independent of any political or religious affiliations and operates through the support of the broad public. It pools together the efforts of various local institutions and organizations to provide the people of the region with funds for the construction of schools and kindergartens, water wells and bridges, robust homes for the elderly and clinics, not to mention the many cataract surgeries and other necessary chirurgical operations, so far made possible thanks to the aid collected in Ticino.
Orfanotrofio Watoto Wa Baraka (Children of Blessings)
Watoto Wa Baraka is a non-profit organization providing support to HIV/AIDS orphans and poor rural communities in Kenya. WWB’s core role is to manage an orphanage that houses neediest orphans in the society, supporting their education by providing a smooth conducive environment at home and school, providing them with food, school uniforms, clothing and medical care. The mission is to give real and lasting hope to as many orphans as possible and to work with small communities to provide the support and education necessary to overcome the burden of poverty. To support this organization a few members of the Valeur Team organized the ‘Ride for Kenya’ (100 km a day bike ride for 5 consecutive days in Puglia, Italy). The funds raised will help building a new school which will offer education not only to the kids of the orphanage but also to all the ones in the community.
Carta a Mano nelle Ande
This projects is targeting teenagers and children living in the suburbs of Chimbote (city with about 700.000 inhabitants in the north of Peru), who face difficult childhood, as they are forced very early to find ways to money for their own living and for their families. The result of the project is a paper craft (like those existing already in Madagascar, Philippines, Thailand), where they can work and receive a fair remuneration.
Il Chiaro del Bosco
Il Chiaro del Bosco is an organization representing people of different age and background, who are meeting regularly to hear, discuss, better understand and promote the issue of mental health. The organization relies on the contributions of specialists, and presents itself as a place to raise awareness among the participants and public opinion on the value of mental health. In this respect, it organizes events and initiatives that promote the formation of a new mentality towards the problem of mental health, focusing on the person in order to avoid all forms of prejudice, often causing isolation and marginalization.
Amare Onlus is a non-profit association formed in 2006 by a group of parents united by the experience of international adoption, mainly of Ethiopians children. In Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia, love means “Grow more and more beautiful", a wish that, for the families of the Association, becomes commitment to the boys and girls living in poor countries of the World’s South.
The Association pursues international cooperation as a key objective, promoting socio-economic development of countries in the Southern hemisphere and is centered on the system of vocational training and income-generating productive activities. In addition, the Association promotes the culture of acceptance, social integration and solidarity with educational and training aimed at children, youth and adults.