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social report 2009


he development of peoples is intimately linked T to the development of individuals. The human person by nature

is actively involved in his own development.

All our knowledge, even the most simple, is always a minor miracle, since it can never be fully explained by the material instruments that we apply to it.

Schooling for adults in Northern Uganda. Photo courtesy by Brett Morton

(Caritas in veritate)


A crisis can be a real blessing to any person, to any nation. For all crises bring progress.Creativity is born from anguish, just like the day

is born form the dark night. It’s in crisis that inventiveness is born, as well as discoveries made and big strategies. He who overcomes crisis, overcomes himself, without getting overcome. He who blames his failure to a crisis neglects his own talent and is more interested in problems than in solutions. There’s no challenge without a crisis. Without challenges, life becomes a routine, a slow agony. There’s no merit without crisis. It’s in the crisis where we can show the very best in us. Without a crisis, any wind becomes a tender touch. To speak about a crisis is to promote it. Not to speak about it is to exalt conformism. Let us work hard instead. Let us stop, once and for all, the menacing crisis that represents the tragedy of not being willing to overcome it. Albert Einstein


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Every year, the financial statements of AVSI Foundation are certified by a leading audit firm. To assure transparency, certified financial statements are available on AVSI’s website www.avsi.org and published every year on an Italian newspaper.

Quality Certification of Project Design

Awarded the 2004 "Oscar di Bilancio" Prize, in the nonprofit class

AVSI is a member of the Companionship of Works

Cultural and scientific partner, www.sussidiarieta.net

AVSI's Social Report is prepared under the supervision of Giampaolo Silvestri, Maria Teresa Gatti, Elena Riva, Elisabetta Ponzone. Photo courtesy of Brett Morton, Fabrizio Arigossi, Giorgio Salvatori, Luca Rossetti, Fabrizio Lava, Marco D’Andrea Meeting of Rimini, AVSI's staff worldwide. Graphic Design Accent on Design, Milan Translation by Clelia Morigi

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The mission Guiding values AVSI: who we are The stakeholders Locals partners AVSI Network AVSI's Corporate Governance system Organizational structure

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Development cooperation Projects underway in 2009 Education Distance support Urban upgrading Healthcare promotion & prevention Vocational training & business development Agriculture & environment Humanitarian aid & emergency relief International adoptions The Newsreel Human Resources Volunteers in Italy Staff outside Italy Training The Tents Campaign and AVSI Point Private donors partnership and development

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distance support: 33,480 children and youth healthcare beneficiaries: 1,888,600 assisted with a program for maternal-fetal HIV/AIDS transmission prevention: 35,863 young mothers vaccines made: 65,196 water wells: 36 built, 265 rehabilitated training beneficiaries: 14,197 operators scholarships granted: 979 to deserving youths income-generating activities support or microcredit: 14,230 local partners involved: 700

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Changing Skin A year of changes and challenges: this is what 2009 was for AVSI due to a combination of financial crisis, reduced funding and certainty of hope. Significant help came from Pope Benedict XVI with his encyclical letter Caritas in Veritate, with an invitation to cling the development process to Truth. Nowadays, with the complex situations that surround us, it is apparent that development is not the mere result of particular policies or special plans, it is the person who makes the difference. "The development of peoples is intimately linked to the development of individuals. The human person by nature is actively involved in his own development." (Caritas in Veritate)

G8 Development In the year when the G8 was hosted by Italy, AVSI was invited to participate in the meeting of development ministers in Rome and held a speech titled "the person at the center of development". The core of the presentation was an intervention operated in Salvador Bahia for the inclusion of an informal urban area and implemented by AVSI, Italian Cooperation, the World Bank, Cities Alliance and the Government of the State of Bahia. Minister Frattini presented this experience as a paradigm for international cooperation.

Development cooperation must focus less on procedures and more on people. Before the procedures, we need to look after the recipients;

i.e. people. And we need to ask ourselves: how can we make sure that funds reach the proper recipient? This is the objective, based on outcome efficiency. The message which we want to convey is that of a development model which starts from the person, i.e. with a bottom-up approach. This is clearly visible in project Ribeira Azul in which the Italian cooperation is proud to participate.

Franco Frattini, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Rome, G8, Farnesina, June 11th, 2009, Side Event Ribeira Azul: The Human Being at the Core of Development Policies

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presentation part one Italy-Brazil-Mozambique Triangulation New players are now part of the international scenario with their burden of expectations, so new perspectives for development promotion are opening up. Brazil is one of the 5 Heiligendamm countries (Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa) and initiated initiatives for international cooperation. Following up an agreement entered into with Italy, Brazil is working with Italy to promote an intervention in Maputo, in order to enhance the living conditions in poor townships in accordance with the methods and procedures developed in Bahia. In 2009 AVSI expressed great enthusiasm for this initiative, thereby proving that successful experiences can be reapplied over and over again.

Twenty years after the Declaration of Children's Rights The 20th jubilee of the Declaration of Children's Rights was the occasion to highlight the centrality of education in any development process. In 2009 AVSI paid particular attention to children's education as the initial step for a respectful development. Daycare, kindergartens, children's centers, programs for

children in pre-school age. These are simple, yet revolutionary ideas. Among them, there are the crèches in Brazil and the PELCA program, prescolar en la casa, initiated in Ecuador and aimed at promoting and encourage families in taking responsibility in caring for and educating children. All backed by AVSI's distance support.

Intelligent development In the annual meeting with the Technical Operating Committee (TOC) which represents an ideal occasion for thinking about experiences and learning lessons and methods, emphasis was placed on the topics of denutrition, agriculture and food which will be the theme of Expo 2015. It was stressed that food and nutrition are experiences which capture man's hearts and minds. Dignifying a person means also setting the foundations for food production, for providing maternal care for the children including nursing and food processing. Therefore, intelligent development is development starting from a person's basic knowledge and from the relationship of the person with real life.

The first crèche was founded to respond to the children's needs because at the crèche children meet people face to face, people who

are willing to listen to them and pay attention to what they say. This does not mean indoctrinating children, it simply means passing on to them the certainty that we all belong to someone. Because when you do not belong to anyone and have no one, you are fragile and become aggressive. My wish is that those children can be protagonists inside the favela, inside their real lives. Thus, new men will grow.

Rosetta Brambilla, manager of Giussani educational works, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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Taken from an interview by Marina Gambini for la Via di Damasco (The Road to Damascus), Rai due TV

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part one methodological notes

Methodological notes Now in its sixth edition, AVSI’s Social Report 2008 incorporates the technical improvements identified during the previous years. The same basic methodological standards have been applied this year, namely: * “G3 Guidelines” developed by the Global Reporting * Initiative (GRI)1, that represent a generally accepted international standard; * “Social Report Drafting Guidelines” developed by the Study Group on Social Reports (GBS)2 in 2001, and specifically referred to the Italian context.

In preparing this Social Report, the following principles have been taken into account: * Clear description of contents; * Synthetic presentation, completed with charts, tables, and good visual language; * Complete information and figures. This Social Report has been drafted according to the principles of transparency, accuracy, reliability and verifiability.

More specifically this Social Report shows the following features The description of the mission, profile, activity, organization and management systems is compliant with GRI principles, properly adjusted to consider the peculiar features of an NGO. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The economic indicators are compliant with GRI requirements, properly adjusted as above; in addition they provide information about fundraising as well as efficiency indicators. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Environmental performance indicators are not illustrated in a separate section, as is set forth by GRI; however they may be found in the results of some agricultural and urban upgrading projects. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Social indicators referred to employees are compliant with GRI principles. As to the indicators covering the impact of AVSI’s activities on people and their contexts, which can highlight the degree of achievement of AVSI’s mission, reference is made to the principles of performance measurement adopted by the OECD, the UN and the World Bank to assess cooperation activities. Such classification identifies three classes of indicators: INPUT, OUTPUT, OUTCOME, as shown in Table 1.

Table 1 – OUTPUT and OUTCOME indicators Objectives

Definitions3

Input

Human, financial, technical and organizational resources used to implement the projects, illustrated in the table for staff in foreign countries (Part two)

Output

Immediate results of the activities contributing to the achievement of the specific goal: goods, services, decisions and authorizations directly produced at the operating stage

Outcome

Short-term impact, in terms of improved well-being, on target beneficiaries.

1 Global Reporting Initiative is an initiative of Ceres, an NGO headquartered in Boston, which since 1997 has been working with members of leading audit firms, businesses, trade unions, environmental and religious organizations, and institutional investors, in order to issue indicators to assess the economic, social and environmental impact of businesses. 2 The Study Group on Social Reports is a committee established in 1998 in Italy by a panel of scholars and professionals concerned with "corporate social responsibility". Their purpose is to draft an accounting document able to produce exhaustive, consistent and comparable reports on the social effects of corporate activity. 3 "Operating Manual to monitor and assess development cooperation projects" Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs – Directorate General for Development Cooperation.

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methodological notes part one

At the initial stage of data collection for this report, an essential contribution was provided by the operational units in charge of projects. The information supplied was fundamental to the purpose of the aggregations reported herein.

In particular, when presenting the outcome of development cooperation activities, we have: * described the peculiar features of each area of intervention; * highlighted in brief the results achieved by the various projects implemented in 2008, through the aggregation of the analytical data supplied by project managers.

We point on solidarity to help farmers families defeat the plight of usury and escape poverty.

Father Benjamin, Catholic priest, Myanmar

The Rice Bank: a farmers cooperative is helping farmers' families to join together in the fight against usury and poverty. This all came about thanks to Father Ben, who we met and helped us in Myanmar, after that cyclone Nargis struck the country and affected the lives of millions of people in 2008.

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AVSI Haiti, Ducis market by Orioli

With this project I learnt how to produce and plant trees and how to prepare the fertilizer to feed them. I learnt that being part of an organization is important and entails responsibilities, in order to do together with others something to help everybody live better. To improve the community where we live. Alfred, farmer from Association OSOGWOD, an AVSI ' s partner in South Haiti for the project "Creation of Nurseries for the Production of Reforestation Trees".


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The mission Guiding values AVSI: who are we The stakeholders Local partners AVSI Network AVSI's Corporate Governance system Organizational structure


part one profile

The mission Promoting each individual's dignity through development cooperation activities with an emphasis on education in the wake of the Catholic Social Doctrine.

The issue of poverty is not that things are lacking, it is that hope is lacking. What is lacking is the consciousness of each person ' s value, of how you can be the protagonist of your own life.

Stefania Famlonga, AVSI manager in Ecuador.

Taken from the interview by Michela Gambini for Raidue TV Sulla via di Damasco (On the Road to Damascus).

Christians must never surrender to a refusal-of-the-other mentality and allow it to influence their way of thinking.

Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custodian of the Holy Land.

AVSI in collaboration with ATS, the Holy Land Custody Association, supports charity in Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

Guiding Values Centrality of the Person Implementing a project with an emphasis on the centrality of the individual means sharing their needs and philosophy of life and connecting fully with their personal situation. Without this responses to needs are merely acts of kind-heartedness done either out of self interest or in pursuance of some political objective. Every person is seen as a unique, unrepeatable individual who cannot be reduced to any sociological category or contingent limitations - poverty, sickness, handicaps, warfare - with regard to their fundamental social and familial relationships. Starting from the Positive Every person and every community represents a potential resource, regardless of their weaknesses. This means valuing what people have built, i.e. those social contexts and experiences which form part of the individual's heritage. This basic operational principle originates from the positive approach to reality and helps people acquire a sense of self worth and dignity and to take responsibilities for their actions. Doing With A project with a top down approach is either violent, because not shared, or not effective, because

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assistance-oriented. AVSI’s approach to project design and implementation is 'doing with people', i.e. starting from the relationship with the people to which the project is directed and building something on the basis of the steps taken with them and between them. Development of Intermediate Bodies and Subsidiarity Society is made up of the free aggregation of persons and families. A development project means enhancing the capacity of people to associate, thereby recognizing and supporting the creation of intermediate bodies and of a responsible and integrated social context. The right of every person to economic enterprise becomes a powerful factor for development and enrichment of civil and democratic society. Partnership Development projects are based on real partnerships among all entities of a particular field, including institutions that are public and private, local and international, avoiding duplications and promoting synergies to optimize the available resources.


part one profile

AVSI: who we are

AVSI Foundation was recognized by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1973 as a Nongovernmental Organization for International Cooperation. It has been registered as an International Organization with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) since 1991; It has been accredited with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 1996; AVSI is accredited with an advisory status with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization based in Vienna (UNIDO) as well as with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in New York. It is also listed in the Special List of Non-Governmental Organizations of the UN International Labor Organization of Geneva (ILO); is in the list of Italian Agenzia delle Entrate as a nonprofit organization which can benefit from the 5 permille project (fiscal code: 81017180407) and is a member of Link 2007, an entity of the major Italian NGOs. AVSI is also authorized by the International Adoption Committee of the Italian Government to look after international adoption procedures. AVSI's major financial backers are the

European Union, the UN Agencies, the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Italian governmental institutions, local agencies, private companies and organizations and individual citizens. To enhance its responsibilities AVSI Foundation has adopted a Quality Management System according to ISO 9001:2000 guidelines in relation to its planning phase. Every year AVSI's annual report is audited by one of the leading audit firms. to assure transparency, AVSI's financial statements are available on AVSI’s website www.avsi.org and published every year in an Italian newspaper. AVSI Foundation is a member of the Companionship of Works Association an association grouping over 1,000 nonprofit organizations throughout Italy. This offers AVSI the opportunity to take know-how for the projects and partners of the countries where it is active. Since 2006 the Foundation for Subsidiarity has been a cultural and scientific partner of AVSI for the enhancement of resources, the in-depth study of anthropological issues and the understanding of socioeconomic trends in accordance with a vision based on the centrality of the person and the importance of the principle of common good.

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AVSI Foundation is – a non profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1972. Today the AVSI Foundation is active in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia in the areas of health and sanitation, care of children in difficult conditions, education, vocational training, upgrading of marginal urban areas, agriculture, environment, promotion of small businesses, food security, ICT and humanitarian aid.

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The stakeholders By "stakeholders" we mean all those individuals or organizations, who are in any way involved in the activity of AVSI, both inside and outside the organization. Identifying the stakeholders is a complex task given the variety of players involved in the development cooperation area.

However, a careful and detailed analysis of AVSI’s relationships network enables the identification of some major categories of stakeholders.

4,000,000 Direct beneficiaries 17,500,000 Indirect beneficiaries

700 Public institutions, local partners and

The main stakeholders of AVSI’s activities are direct project beneficiaries, who are never looked upon as people to be "assisted" or as a sociological category, but rather as free and responsible persons who play a role in their own development process.

466 AVSI Point and 200 Local representatives

These are voluntary groups, parishes, groups of colleagues, that promote the AVSI Foundation's projects in Italy, support awareness-raising campaigns on development issues and initiate fundraising activities.

1,402 Human resources (staff in Italy and in implementation countries) This Social Report acknowledges the work of the staff and represents a useful tool to providing a general view of the outcome, thus corroborating the level of operational and managerial responsibility within the Foundation. Through this Social Report, we may appreciate the commitment of the staff of AVSI and the results achieved.

communities • 186 Governmental institutions • 186 Educational and school institutions • 60 Healthcare institutions • 195 Community-based associations (CBOs) and non-governmental organizations • 73 Faith-based organizations

These are the institutional entities and intermediate agents inherent to the relationship between AVSI Foundation and direct beneficiaries. With their continuous presence in situ and deep knowledge of the real issues they are involved with, these entities and organizations have the capacity to identify problems and contribute to solutions through projects. Thus the project is perceived by the community as their own (ownership), which accounts for its sustainability on the long term.

31,959 Private donors identified of which 29,505 Offer distance support

These are individuals, businesses, schools and families supporting AVSI’s projects and activities with traceable donations.

A man is a man before he is a poor man.

Looking at men as poor people is reductive. Often it seems that what is lacking is more important than what we actually have. A factor which may engender change and activate the abilities enshrined in each person and each community is material companionship tailored to specific technical problems and real fellowship considering reality as a whole and not just some parts of it.

Fernando Bonzi and Mauricio Moresco.

ACDI (Asociación Cultural para el Desarrollo Integral), AVSI's partner in Argentina.

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Public funders • Italian decentralized cooperation 156 Municipalities, 28 Provinces and 10 Regions

These are the public institutions assessing, approving and funding projects. They include the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Regions, Provinces and Municipalities which help project implementation. This Social Report provides them with information on the AVSI Foundation, in order to establish a closer collaboration based on transparency and trustworthiness.

24 Founding members of the Foundation and 4 Participating members; 17 natural persons as founding members; 108 natural persons as participating members This Social Report represents a useful tool to provide a thorough and complete view of the work carried out, highlighting the results achieved and how effectively the Foundation is managed.

31 International partners • 12 International organizations (UNICEF, OCHA, WB, UNDP, FAO, UE, MINUSTAH, UNHCR, IADB, WFP, WHO)

• 7 Bilateral donors ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, Gonzales Catan _ Vocational training, gardening courses at Obra of Father Mario Pantaleo

(Ministry for Foreign Affairs, USAID/OFDA/USDOL, DFID, French cooperation, Belgian cooperation, Danish cooperation, Spanish cooperation)

• 12 International NGOs (Crs, Hope World Wide, Sfh, Discovery international channel, Cies, Cica, International Foundation for Spina Bifida, Trust Fund for Victims, Bird Lie International, Royal Foundation, Oia, ATS) AVSI Foundation intends to promote multilateral synergies and collaborations in order to implement development projects, also by means of this Social Report. In a world increasingly marked by multilateralism, partnership with international bodies, UN agencies and international development banks is becoming of great importance for AVSI’s projects.

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Local partners AVSI Foundation implements projects or rather it reaches direct beneficiaries through a rich network of relations with local partners deeply rooted in their local areas. Such local partners include:

_ 186 Governmental institutions (Ministers, Governmental agencies, districts, provinces, municipalities, hospitals);

_ 186 Educational and schooling institutions (including universities);

_ 195 Community-based Organizations (CBOs) and non governmental organizations (NGOs);

_ 73 Religious organizations (the so-called Faith-based organizations (FBOs): congregations, parishes, dioceses);

_ 60 Healthcare institutions The involvement of said partners in project implementation is essential to AVSI. Local partners, particularly associations and NGOs, are deeply rooted in their territories, are entirely familiar with the needs and situations of people and represent an initial solution towards meeting people's needs. Development is started by individuals taking action when faced with actual circumstances, starting from the recognition of their own dignity. This is the reason why all AVSI’s projects aim at strengthening local partners, both in terms of technical skills and of identity and ideal values. Through this process, sustainability and capacity building become concrete experiences.

Rose's necklaces for a new school and a better life Meeting Point International is one of the leading partners of AVSI in Africa. It is based in Kireka, Kampala, in Uganda. It is managed by Rose Businguye and helps about 5,000 people, nearly all of whom have AIDS. In addition to schooling for children and education for adults, the Center offers literacy courses, hygiene and health training, distributes food and provides for microlending for income-generating activities.   An activity which is becoming a major source for income and dignity for many women at the Meeting Point is manufacturing necklaces made of recycled paper. This initiative is supported by the Tents campaigns and the friends of the AVSI Points. The funds raised are directed to the construction of a secondary school for 600 youths.   Due to the incredible involvement of all those friends AVSI managed to sell 20,000 necklaces

in a few months. At Christmas the Meeting Point women send out thank-you letters full of emotion and gratitude. For information and orders: collane@avsi.org

The money I used for buying more materials more beads and I have opened a smoll shop. Alice Acomo

I a m so grateful because taking back my children to school did not distress me as it used to be. Betty Oroma

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AVSI Network

THE STRENGTH OF CIVIL SOCIETY

The member organizations of AVSI Foundation include 28 nonprofit, non-governmental organizations (24 Founding member agencies and 4 Participating member agencies); 17 of them are from

The NGOs of the AVSI network

the South of the world or from transition countries. The main partners are 6. Civil society is thus inherent in AVSI Foundation.

Participating Member Agencies

Founding Member Agencies

St. Kizito Vocational Training Institute Kenya

St. Kizito Clinic Nigeria

www.stkizito.com

SHIS Albania

Main Partners

The Seed Nigeria

www.shisalbania.org

ACDI - Asociación Cultural para el Desarrollo Integral Argentina

Obra Padre Mario Pantaleo Argentina http://padremario.org/es/

AVAID Switzerland

VIDA Portugal

www.avaid.ch

www.vida.org.pt

SOTAS Lithuania

Meeting Point Kitgum Uganda

www.acdi.org.ar

Associazione per l’Uganda Italy Associazione Famiglie per l’Accoglienza Italy

www.sotas.org

AVSI Polska

http://meetingpointkitgum.org

CDM Brazil

www.famiglieper accoglienza.it

www.avsipolska.org

www.fdpsr.ro

www.meetingpoint-int.org

Support International V. Germany

AVSI Alto Adige Südtirol, Italy

AVSI Foundation Italy

www.support international.de

Maksora Russia

COWA Kenya

AVSI Canada

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EDUS Italy

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Fundatia Dezvoltarea Popoa relor Rumania

APSI, Associazione per il sostegno delle iniziative sociali Bulgaria

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AVSI's Corporate Governance system AVSI Foundation consists of the following institutional bodies to run and manage its activities. BODIES

MEMBERS*

Meeting of Founding members Meets twice a year, establishes and approves the Foundation guidelines proposed by the Board of Directors, appoints the members of the Board of Directors, the President of the Foundation, the President and members of the Board of Auditors, decides on changes to the Articles of Association, approves the budget.

41 founders: • 24 Agencies of which: 7 NGOs of countries of the North of the world 15 ONG NGOs of developing and transition countries 2 Italian Foundations • 17 natural persons

Meeting of participating members Meets at least once a year; is called and chaired by the President of the Foundation, proposes one or more representatives to be appointed as a member of the Board of Directors by the General Meeting of Founding partners. Submits suggestions and proposals concerning the Foundation’s activities, although these are not binding.

112 participants: • 4 Agencies of which: 2 NGOs of developing countries 2 Italian associations • 107 natural persons

Board of Directors The body governing the Foundation, both on current and extraordinary issues. Serves for three years and consists of an odd number of members, varying from 7 to 11 as determined by the General Meeting of Founding members. It prepares the budget and final financial report, proposes possible statutory changes, appoints the Secretary General and proposes the guidelines of the Foundation activities.

Ezio Castelli Alberto Piatti Pablo Llano Torres Mario Saporiti Daniele Nembrini Marco Beretta Carlo Michele Battistini Fabrizio Palai Arturo Alberti, resigned on December 18th, 2009

President Represents the Foundation and supervises the implementation of the decisions made.

Arturo Alberti, resigned on December 18th, 2009

Vicepresidents Substitute the President in the absence or impediment thereof.

Ezio Castelli Mario Saporiti

Secretary General Is responsible for the operational management of the Foundation, exercising all powers of ordinary and extraordinary administration assigned by the Board of Directors. Serves three years and can be re-elected.

Alberto Piatti

Audit Committee Audits the Foundation activities and consists of three members. The Board remains in office for three years; members may be reconfirmed.

* The current members were appointed in July 2007

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Paolo Sciumè – President Delia Gatti Luigi Mondardini


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Organizational structure PRESIDENT

Board of Directors

AVSI USA REPRESENTATION AT INT'L ORGANIZATIONS

SECRETARY GENERAL

FINANCE/TREASURY

TECHNICAL & OPERATING COMMITTEE MANAGER

EXECUTIVE OFFICER ACCOUNTING OPERATING OFFICER

FINANCIAL REPORTING STAFF MANAGEMENT PURCHASING & GENERAL SERVICES

FUND RAISING COMMUNICATION

PROJECTS

DISTANCE SUPPORT

PRIVATE DONORS

NETWORK AVSI POINT

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTIONS

COMMUNICATION

DECENTRALIZED COOPERATION DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION

AFRICA MIDDLE EAST

EASTERN EUROPE

LATIN AMERICA

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Brazil by Fabrizio Arigossi


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Development coorporation Projects underway in 2009 Education Distance support Urban upgrading Healthcare promotion & prevention Vocational training & business development Agriculture & environment Humanitarian aid & emergency relief International adoptions The Newsreel Human Resources Volunteers in Italy Staff outside Italy Training The Tents Campaing and AVSI Points Private donors partnership and development

They were with our children and showed them

a different reality which is not that of drugs, weapons and violence ruling in our neighborhoods. Marcia Aparecida, one of the mothers of the children at the Crèche Dora Ribera, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.


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Development coorperation The European Foundation AVSI has implemented 98 projects in 37 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia, in addition to its distance support activities.

To this can be added two projects were implemented in Europe to document and disseminate the experiences learned through project implementation.

Projects underway in 2009 subdivided by area of intervention

AFRICA 43 projects

COUNTRIES

LATIN AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN 24 projects

Vocational Training & Business Development

Agriculture & Environment

Humanitarian Aid & Emergency

TOTAL

Burundi

4

Ivory Coast

1

1

Kenya

2

2

Mozambique

1

1

Nigeria

2

1

Democratic Republic of Congo

2

1

Rwanda

1

Sierra Leone

2

Sudan

2

Uganda

8

1

1

26

3

1

Healthcare Promotion & Prevention

Education1

1 1

Brazil

4

Ecuador

1

Haiti

3

3 2

Urban Upgrading

6 3

3

5

3

13

3

11

44

Vocational Training & Business Development

Agriculture & Environment

Humanitarian Aid & Emergency

TOTAL

1

1

2

2

4

10 1 2

2

1

Paraguay

1 1

Venezuela

7 1

1

Peru

1

1

1

8

2

2

7

3

2

24

Education1

Urban Upgrading

Healthcare Promotion & Prevention

Vocational Training & Business Development

Agriculture & Environment

Humanitarian Aid & Emergency

TOTAL

Jordan

1

Lebanon

1

Palestine

4

Total

6

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7

2

Mexico

COUNTRIES

2

3

Argentina

Total

MIDDLE EAST 15 projects

Healthcare Promotion & Prevention

1

COUNTRIES

22

Urban Upgrading

Angola

Total

1

Education1

1 5

5

3

9

1

5

4

15


9 projects

EASTERN EUROPE

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COUNTRIES

Education1

Healthcare Promotion & Prevention

Vocational Training & Business Development

Humanitarian Aid & Emergency

Agriculture & Environment

3

Russia

1

Rumania

3

1

4

Total

7

2

9

Education1

1

TOTAL

Albania

COUNTRIES

ASIA 6 projects

Urban Upgrading

4 1

Urban Upgrading

Healthcare Promotion & Prevention

Vocational Training & Business Development

Humanitarian Aid & Emergency

Agriculture & Environment

TOTAL

Myanmar

3

3

India

1

1

Kazakhstan

1

1

Thailand

1

1

Total

6

6

EUROPe | 2 projects * The model of integration of informal urban areas in developing countries: the Salvador Bahia case study * Alianzas trans-nacionales entre Actores No Estatales, Autoridades Locales y la “comunidad” institucional para una cooperación al desarrollo más eficiente (Transnational alliances among Non-Governmental Actors, Local authorities and the institutional "community" for a more efficient development cooperation)

Projects

TOTAL GENERAL

Education1

Urban Upgrading

Healthcare Promotion & Prevention

Vocational Training & Business Development

Agriculture & Environment

Humanitarian Aid & Emergency

TOTAL

53

2

5

10

11

17

98

Project subdivision by geographical areas 80 70 60 50

53

40 30 20 10 Education

2

Urban Upgrading

5

Healthcare Promotion & Prevention

10

Vocational training & Business Development

11

17

Agriculture & Enviornment

Humanitarian aid & Emergency

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43

35 30 25

24

20

15

15 10

9

5 Africa

Latin America and the Caribbean

Middle East

Eastern Europe

6 Asia

Education Education is the major area of activity for AVSI. Education includes foster and family support activities, nursery, primary and secondary education, informal education, educational support to motherhood and development of women’s skills, protection and care of children, empowerment of civil society organizations and solidarity networks, recovery of social relationships in vulnerable post-conflict situations, and care of disabled people. The methodological approach to project implementation is peculiar to the various activities: attention to the person in their family and community context, enhancing their personal wealth (resilience), enhancing the community wealth through the development

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of solidarity relations and support to the aggregation of persons with the involvement of institutions. Projects are not implemented through an assistance-oriented approach, but rather according to an educational approach which stimulates each person and this in turn triggers a spark of development and generates a wealth of positive initiatives. As a result, educational projects cover various activities concerning different project sectors: health and malnutrition, vocational training, job placement and income-generating activities. Many of the achievements of these sectors are therefore included in the educational area.


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PROJECTS underway in 2009 N.

COUNTRY

PROJECT NAME

PROJECT MANAGER

MAIL

1

Rumania

Houses and apartments for young people with HIV

Simona Carobene

simona.carobene@avsi.org

2

Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ivory Coast

Care of and support to orphaned and vulnerable children in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Ivory Coast

Lucia Castelli

lucia.castelli@avsi.org

3

Brazil

Family Guidance Center for children and adolescents in difficult conditions

Paola Cigarini

paola.cigarini@avsi.org

Brazil

Education and work for the person's thorough development and social inclusion in 4 poor communities (favelas) of Rio de Janeiro

Paola Gaggini

paola.gaggini@avsi.org

5

Kenya

Promotion of improved living conditions for children, adolescents and youths, through education and healthcare interventions

Paola Sanna

paolo.sanna@avsi.org

6

Haiti

Respekte moun, bati kai. Respect the whole world and contribute to man's reconstruction

Fiammetta Cappellini

fiammetta.cappellini@avsi.org

7

Congo

Promotion of educational activities to improve living conditions for the rural population of North Kivu Province

Nadia Bernasconi

nadia.bernasconi@avsi.org

8

Uganda

Our Valuable Children - Uganda

Marco Trevisan

marco.trevisan@avsi.org

9

Rwanda

Our Valuable Children - Rwanda

Valeria Presciutti

valeria.presciutti@avsi.org

Kenya

Our Valuable Children - Kenya

Leo Capobianco

leonida.capobianco@avsi.org

11

Congo

Improvement of healthcare and support to orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Nadia Bernasconi

nadia.bernasconi@avsi.org

12

Lebano

Our Valuable Children - Lebanon

Maya Aoun

maya.aoun@avsi.org

13

Albania

Our Valuable Children - Albania

Simone Andreozzi

simone.andreozzi@avsi.org

14

Sudan

Recovery and rehabilitation project in Eastern Equatoria (RRP)

Andrea Bianchi

andrea.bianchi@avsi.org

15

Russia

Growing up together in the labyrinth of life

Rosalba Armando

rosalba.armando@avsi.org

16

Burundi

Our Valuable Children in Bujumbura

Monica Treu

monica.treu@avsi.org

17

Nigeria

Giving education among the fisherman villagers at Oreta, Ikorodu LGA, Lagos: St. John Nursery and Primary School

Barbara Pepoli

barbara.pepoli@avsi.org

18

Sierra Leone

Support to educational and training works and activities promoting full integration of minors and youths in difficult conditions

Alessandro Galimberti

alessandro.galimberti@avsi.org

19

Sudan

Our Valuable Children in South Sudan

Caterina Cipriani

caterina.cipriani@avsi.org

20

Mozambique

Our Valuable Children - Mozambique

Domingos Macuacua

domingos.macuacua@avsi.org

21

Brazil

Development of public educational services addressed to children and adolescents in Belo Horizonte and dissemination of the methodological approach at a national level

Bruno Tira

bruno.tira@avsi.org

22

Albania

Construction and organization of training center for teachers and educators and creation of a daycare center for minors in difficult conditions

Federico Berto

federico.berto@avsi.org

23

Rumania

Promotion of job placement and social integration of youths and adults living in difficult conditions

Simona Carobene

simona.carobene@avsi.org

24

Uganda

Integrated action to improve the quality of education in Uganda

Mauro Giacomazzi

mauro.giacomazzi@avsi.org

Myanmar

Support to educational and school training for children and teenagers in Myanmar (in the so-called "Shan State" region)

Luciano Valla

luciano.valla@avsi.org

26

Rumania

Development of services and opportunities to promote access to education and employment for youths at risk of social exclusion

Calin Pop

calin.pop@fdpsr.ro

27

Uganda

Improvement of self-reliance and mechanisms to cope with life for people aged between 14 and 30 in the Kitgum District

Ann Lorschiedter

ann.lorschiedter@avsi.org

28

Sierra Leone

Skills Training and Career Development Project for Disadvantaged and Disabled Youths

Alessandro Galimberti

alessandro.galimberti@avsi.org

29

Uganda

Livelihoods, Education and Protection to End Child Labor (LEAP)

Samuele Rizzo

samuele.rizzo@avsi.org

30

Thailand

Support to school and educational training for children from the ethnic minorities of Northern Thailand [Karen, Lanna-Thai, Mian (Yao), Akha and Hmong]

Luciano Valla

luciano.valla@avsi.org

31

Myanmar

Action for food security in the Pekhon municipality in the Shan State, Myanmar.

Luciano Valla

luciano.valla@avsi.org

32

Burundi

Improving the standard of living and development capacity of vulnerable families, by improving the primary education system

Roberta Vocaturo

roberta.vocaturo@avsi.org

33

Burundi

Our Valuable Children in Kayanza

Monica Treu

monica.treu@avsi.org

34

Angola

Our Valuable Children in Huambo

Padre Andre Lukamba

pelukamba@gmail.com

35

Ecuador

Education for all: Quito and ManabĂ­ Province

Stefania Famlonga

stefania.famlonga@avsi.org

36

Uganda

Stability, Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Uganda (SPRING)

Veronique Derksen

veronique.derksen@avsi.org

37

Kazakhstan

Improvement of educational and rehabilitation opportunities for minors in difficult conditions and living with disabilities

Silvia Galbiati

silvia.galbiati@avsi.org

38

Palestine

Support to educational emergency in the Palestinian Autonomous Territories

Alberto Repossi

alberto.repossi@avsi.org

39

Uganda

Support to the Ugandan Government to enhance the primary educational services as well as secondary and technical services with a specific focus on vulnerable children and youths in the return zones

Sara Pasolini

sara.pasolini@avsi.org

40

Myanmar

Support to educational development in the southern region of Shan State, Myanmar

Luciano Valla

luciano.valla@avsi.org

41

Brazil

Promotion of employment opportunities and work furtherance

Fabrizio Pellicelli

fabrizio.pellicelli@avsi.org

42

Haiti

Project for the reconstruction of the social fabric for vulnerable and children at risk through quality education in Martissant

Fiammetta Cappellini

fiammetta.cappellini@avsi.org

43

Burundi

Educational action to enhance the living conditions of the population in rural areas in the municipalities of Matongo, Muruta, Kabarore and Busiga

Monica Treu

monica.treu@avsi.org

44

Nigeria

Our Valuable Children - Nigeria

Alba Gianferrari

alba.gianferrari@avsi.org

45

Uganda

Construction of school rooms and houses for teachers in the Gulu District

Samuele Rizzo

samuele.rizzo@avsi.org

46

Palestine

Development and training as a response to the emergency of the population living in Palestinian territories - Bethlehem and Jericho

Alberto Repossi

alberto.repossi@avsi.org

47

Haiti

The person at the center of development

Fiammetta Cappellini

fiammetta.cappellini@avsi.org

48

Palestine

We need Men, real protagonists of their lives. City of Bethlehem and East Jerusalem

Alberto Repossi

alberto.repossi@avsi.org

49

Palestine

Enhancement of assistance paid to disabled in the "Hogar Nino Dios" house in Bethlehem

Nicolò Volpe

nicolo.volpe@avsi.org

50

Albania

Support to activities of "Petit Prince" daycare center

Roberta Profka

q.d.princivogel@shisalbania.org

51

Jordan

Support to the living conditions of vulnerable Iraqi guests in the region of Zarqa and Irbid

Simon Suweis

simon.suweis@avsi.org

52

India

A safe place to study - protecting the future of children with a new school building in Pudokkottay

Libero Buzzi

libero.buzzi@avsi.org

4

10

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ACHIEVEMENTS AFTER PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION Construction of 38 educational centers and 6 health premises Rehabilitation of 119 educational centers, installation of 28 common latrines for schools and 4 houses for vulnerable children Furnishing and setting up of 89 educational centers and 7 vocational training centers, 4 foster homes

Production facilities built / supplied

Setting up and furnishing of 1 medical structure for the cure and rehabilitation of invalid minors in Almaty (Kazakhstan) Construction of 10 cisterns for collecting rainwater Construction of 3 wells and refurbishing of 15 other wells Rehabilitation of the agricultural waters collection system in the Papae village (Haiti) after the flood and installation of 2 drinkable water devices for 100 families Construction of 1 bridge, realization of a 2 km-long irrigation canal and improvement of a network of roads of 25 km 1,000 emergency kits distributed Teaching materials distributed to 48,501 students and 1,432 adults (children and educators), 8 libraries, 22 schools, 3 centers for vocational training Staple commodities supplied to 14,026 families Clothes distributed to 1,980 children Income-generating activities supported for 9,070 families and 1,690 youths

Material aids

Food aid provided to 8,769 adults, 4,802 students and 11,403 children Daily meals supplied to 9,804 children and 3 schools Sports and recreational materials supplied to 3,906 students and 38 schools Drugs and hygienic items supplied to 1,651 people 500 copies of informative brochures printed for training and production center for disabled people

Output

8 PCs supplied and installed with a special program for the deaf - Sona Speech II (Jordan) 1,194 children and 30 youths welcomed in foster homes and apartments Nutritional and healthcare assistance provided to 10,579 children and 1,676 adults Employment guidance/counseling to 1,882 youths Support/dropout recovery activities for 18,338 students Recreational activities for 53,260 students

Assistance

Psycho-social care and support provided to 19,210 children Psycho-social support to 23,500 children 762 grants assigned 126 families aided to build latrines and 14 well-refurbishment kits assigned Promotion of independent living conditions for 30 disabled children in Cluj (Rumania) Transportation & assistance costs paid for 60 disabled people

Training

Addressed to operators

Courses Participants Hours

218 6.705 7.661

Addressed to young people

Courses Participants Hours

64 4.198 5.548

Addressed to parents/adults

Courses Participants Hours

385 20.312 8.927

Awareness raising on topics related to education and AIDS prevention for 53,788 people Awareness raising and workshops on nutritional and healthcare practices for 7,513 people and 340 families

Awareness raising

Regular awareness raising campaigns staged by social workers on the importance of education, parents' responsibility and community collaboration Mine risk and unexploded ordnances education for 3,010 people Awareness raising on the importance of education for 5,898 parents and children Awareness raising to counter exploitation of minors with 300 attendees in Uganda

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In December 2009 MAKSORA, AVSI's partner in Russia, took part in the "Novogodnij Suvenir" trade fair to make their activities known to the general public. Maksora's activities were also awarded a prize by Novosibirsk municipality, due to the great import of the services offered to the population Organization of Youth Games for secondary school students with over 700 students involved from various schools (Sierra Leone)

Special events

Over 400 people participated in a classical music concert staged on December 17th 2009 by Fundatia Dezvoltarea Popoarelor in Bucharest Inauguration of the Permanent Center for Education in Kampala: three-day event hosting political, cultural, diplomatic and ecclesiastical personalities (Uganda) Seminar hosted at Catholic University of Salvador Bahia in Brazil on the issue "Malnutrition and the Family: experiences, outcomes, problems and challenges" with 350 attendees Enhancement of psycho-physical wellbeing for the youths hosted in the foster homes and apartments and significant enhancement of their level of independence and social integration The 161 children with serious or moderate malnutrition followed by the Family Guidance Center of Novos Alagados recovered their nutritional condition and were dismissed. Of the 279 children followed (mild malnutrition): 83% recovered the two W/H (weight/height) and H/A (height/age) indices, 75% of families enhanced their nutritional habits, 100% of children received vaccines 82% reduction of anemia index for the children in treatment Improved knowledge and healthcare conditions of the families, also due to easier access to water 140 young people began a social re-inclusion process and changed their lifestyles from being in criminal gangs to becoming law-abiding citizens

Enhancement of general living conditions of those involved

Enhancement of the school facilities rehabilitated and of education quality for children in schools. Development of positive relationships with the families of the young people interested in undertaking educational responsibilities. The training courses staged for teachers enhanced the educational approach of over 70% of teachers with striking outcomes in terms of dedication to their job, punctuality and better relationship with their students The training courses for adults in the disadvantaged areas are well attended by people who end up increasing their self-reliance and enhance their entrepreneurial skills, resulting in higher household incomes. A rediscovery of the value of education for children helps enhance school performance and reduce school dropout levels

Outcome

Recreational activities for students and adults facilitate socialization and help overcome social and cultural barriers. In addition, they help widen the children's cultural horizons providing them with an opportunity to encounter new environments Reduction of juvenile work in Pader and Gulu due to family support and awareness raising campaigns (Uganda) Enhancement of food security for 14,801 direct beneficiaries of the project implemented in Pekhon in Myanmar. In total, they received 638 tons of food, in varying amounts from one another Institute EffetĂ  in Palestine for phonetic re-education of deaf children is equipped with new laboratories and can provide hearing-impaired children with improved services to enhance their quality of life Improvement the quality of life for the most vulnerable vulnerable Iraqis in the poorest areas of Jordan. These beneficiaries were able to receive medical assistance and emergency care in hospital when suffering from serious diseases Strengthening of project planning, management, administration and reporting skills of local staff involved in the projects The students' families showed increased sensitivity toward their children's health in terms of both more timely and appropriate medical treatment and nutritional diversification Educators as well as operators involved in training developed better competences in their professions and increased sensitivity toward the educational issue, seen as a fundamental process for both minors and adults

Contribution to cultural and entrepreneurial development

Creation of a work culture among its beneficiaries (young people and children in difficulty) and stepping up of entrepreneurial skills for young people and adults who attended vocational training courses Realization of a partnership agreement among vocational training centers and companies in order to facilitate long-lasting job placement The courses for parents of hearing-impaired disabled children and teachers have a straightforward impact on the society in which these beneficiaries live. Firstly, such parents changed their attitudes toward their disabled children, eventually regarded as human beings with their own dignity and no longer as a source of shame. This will change in turn teacher and all those coming in contact with these families Strengthening of the skills of peace and justice operators and diminution of urban violence in the slums of Port-au-Prince (Haiti) Increased attention and sensitivity of the community vis-Ă -vis the issues of hygiene, healthcare and nutrition

Indirect beneficiaries

76.634 Families 1.140.132 People

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Distance support

I often ask to myself : why do you love me so much? I want to thank you

of the nice words in your letter. I would like to have a picture of you to see the face of the woman who loves me so much Thailand - students

Maria Vasilica, Rumania

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After these considerations on the condition of supporters, something must be said also on the profile of the children supported. After over 10 years from the program beginnings, the number of young people receiving support through AVSI is particularly high. Nearly 10,000 are pre-adolescents aged 13 to 16, 3,000 are aged 17 to 18 and 3,000 between 19 and 24. This picture is a far cry from the usual image depicted in our minds, whereby distance support is connected to the idea of a young child with basic needs. Quite conversely, this mirrors a real, pressing need, i.e. global education of young people, the possibility of investing in a generation of people so as to make development possible in a given country. The basic condition for development is the presence of people, young and adults, who are the real protagonists of their lives and of society where they live. This is precisely why AVSI is so strongly committed to distance support schemes to foster the growth of local organizations, with many of which projects are implemented in the country concerned. Helping local communities to take care of their own children, to enhance their organizational and educational work, gaining access to the funds from other donors, all this represents a major contribution for the growth of subsidiarity and responsibility, which are fundamental elements to be sustainable over time. Mexico - sanitary higiene classes

The distance support sector has gone through an uninterrupted growth ever since and until 2007, after that there was a slight decline. What are the causes? Undoubtedly, this is due to the high number of children followed over the years, a reduced affluence of many

households, the incredibly high number of organizations offering distance support (from multinationals to informal groups), which may cause confusion and lack of confidence among prospect donors. It was specifically to promote the distance support tool that the Italian Agency for Onlus organizations came up with the "Guidelines for Distance Support of Minors and Youths", based on the pillar of transparent distance support promotion and the possibility for organizations to be listed in a comprehensive list under the aegis of such Agency. AVSI participated in the Scientific Committee which drafted the Guidelines, is on the Agency's list and is a member of the Committee which will supervise their implementation.

School in Palestine

Ten years have gone since distance support became a significant sector for AVSI's activities. In the beginnings there were just a few hundreds children. Distance support was a way to help those who met people affected with AIDS in Uganda who were worried about their children's future, or else to support Rosetta Brambilla's works in Brazil. At the end of the 90s there was a dramatic increase, until in 2000 over 11,000 children benefited from distance support. What are the factors of the success of distance support? Funds are directed to a clearly identified beneficiary, the benefactor receives information about the person supported and can write to and receive letters from them. All this ensures each individual is helping a real person, which in turns makes donors experience a greater sense of satisfaction and feel that their donations have been well used, without neglecting the importance of the relational aspect and human involvement. Over 10% of AVSI supporters is used to sending letters of gifts to the children supported, which represents the peculiar aspect of this form of solidarity.


social and environmental report part two Total children supported by continent

Albania - school excursions

AFRICA Angola Burundi Ivory Coast Egipt

436 1.440 66 75

Kenya

2.273

Mozambique

1.307

Nigeria

1.246

Dem. Rep. Congo

1.373

Rwanda

2.322

Sierra Leone

990

South Sudan

353

Uganda Total

4.706 16.587

LATIN AMERICA Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Cuba Ecuador

Dear Giovanni

I want to thank you for the support you have been giving me in the last nine years. Now I've grown up, I turned 24 in March. I really appreciate what you did for me. I completed my studies and got a degree. I ' ve enrolled in a post-graduate course and after an internship I will be a real teacher. Now it ' s up to me to start looking for a job here in Uganda. I feel so grateful to you. It was great meeting you and may God always bless you. Sincerely. Dorothy

879 4.725 58 355 6 1.516

Haiti

880

Mexico

796

Paraguay

154

Peru

447

Venezuela Total

173 9.989

MIDDLE EAST Jordan Lebanon Palestine Total

364 1.404 483 2.251

EASTERN EUROPE Albania

1.111

Bulgaria

77

Kosovo

438

Lithuania

98

Poland Rumania Russia Total

3 1.151 564 3.442

ASIA Myanmar

369

Philippines

119

Kazakhstan

438

Thailand

285

Total

TOTAL GENERAL

1.211

33.480

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part two social and environmental report Total children supported by continent 18.000

16.587

16.000 14.000 12.000 10.000

9.989

8.000 6.000 4.000 2.000

Latin America and the Caribbean

Africa

3.442

2.251 Middle East

Eastern Europe

1.211

Asia

Trend over the years

11.005

8.941

7.852

5.140

4.268

3.120

5.000

156

10.000

2.508

15.000

16.923

33.480

34.593

27.886

25.325

20.000

19.488

25.000

22.139

30.000

35.282

35.000

34.754

40.000

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Kazakistan - creative activities

Peru - school

Rwanda - in the hills

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009


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Children by age groups 19-24 years 9%

4-5 years 6%

17-18 years 9%

6-12 years 44%

> 24 years 1% 13 -16 years 29%

0-3 years 2%

Age groups

%

Total

0-3 years

2,43%

817

4-5 years

6,29%

2.110

6-12 years

44,03%

14.777

13-16 years

29,02%

9.739

17-18 years

8,78%

2.947

19-24 years

8,90%

2.985

> 24 years

0,55%

183

29.734

33.558

Total

The many tokens donated by many members and the funds raised by Unicoop Tirreno through Fidelity Catalog for solidarity projects are a clear

indication of people ' s loyalty to Coop, its commitment in the fight against poverty, in the protection of minors, international cooperation and humanitarian aid is action and not just words. Lorena Sartini, solidarity project manager, Unicoop Tirreno.

"Heart of Coop" is the name of Coop's campaign for distance support in collaboration with AVSI. So far 884 children were helped thanks to the contribution from over 38,000 Cooper members from 2001 when the project was included in the Fidelity Catalog onwards. The most peculiar aspect of this initiative is that members

can donate large or small amounts of vouchers and Unicoop Tirreno doubles their value. In addition, there are special events and in-depth presentations, conferences and other activities dedicated to Unicoop members.

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Urban upgrading In 2009 AVSI implemented two large urban upgrading projects in Brazil in partnership with the Italian Government, the Brazilian Government, Cities Alliance and the World Bank. The first, in Salvador Bahia, provided technical and methodological assistance to local institutions for action in informal urban areas (favelas) of the city of Salvador and other towns of the State of Bahia. The second was implemented in the urban areas of Olinda, the capital city of the State of Pernambuco. Applying the know-how and expertise acquired by AVSI, this projects focused on poverty reduction. The main features common to both projects concern the working method which combines facilities and hou-

sing upgrading in these informal areas with a number of activities directed to individuals (healthcare, education, social activities), and with the involvement of the local communities, both institutions and civil society organizations operating in situ. All this made Foreign Minister Franco Frattini entrust AVSI for G8 Development (Farnesina, June 11th 2009) with a meeting dedicated to the experiences conducted in Brazil on the urban upgrading program for poverty reduction in "Ribeira Azul". This is regarded as the flagship of the Italian cooperation and an international best practice that can also be applied in African slums.

projects underway in 2009 N. 1 2

COUNTRY

PROJECT NAME

PROJECT HEAD

MAIL

Brazil

Technical and methodological support project (PAT) to the integrated development program of poor urban areas in the State of Bahia.

Fabrizio Pellicelli

fabrizio.pellicelli@avsi.org

Brazil

Poverty reduction in the urban areas of Olinda municipality Pernambuco State - Brazil.

Lareyne Almeida

lareyne.almeida@avsi.org

This urbanization initiative is an experience

of real life sharing which seems virtually unthinkable to various project partners. Lareyene Almeida, project manager Ribeira Azul, Salvador Bahia, Brazil G8 Development - AVSI Side Event “The Human Being at the Core of Development Policies”, Rome, June 11th, 2009.

Initiatives like the Ribeira Azul

project enable Brazil to acquire competence which can be applied also in the international contexts where Brazil is playing a leading role José Antonio Marcondes, Brazilian Ambassador to FAO and head of Brazilian delegation to G8 Development. Rome, June 2009.

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ACHIEVEMENTS AFTER PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION Preparation of environmental development plans for St. Bartholomew Park in the State of Bahia Documental and in-situ analysis related to the condition of formal settlements in Ribeira and Pau da Lima

Production facilities built / supplied

Preparation of Social Development Plan for the area of intervention Systematization of the information collected and creation of a databank Drafting of the diagnosis document concerning the informal precarious areas (supply and demand of work posts, local associations...) Identification of the general guidelines for poverty reduction in the Ribeira and Pau da Lima areas

Output

Material aids

Assistance

Training

Installation and opening of 3 operating offices in these areas of reference:

• Ribeira • Pau da Lima • Olinda

Technical support for the preparation of urban upgrading plans and social development plans for the communities of Ribeira and Pau da Lima Technical support for the identification of the action for funding from the World Bank to the Government of the State of Bahia

Addressed to operators

Courses Participants Hours

5 220 420

14 community meetings

Awareness raising

85 individual visits to local associations 4 meetings of Local Development Committee 5 presentations for the selection of the projects implemented by The International Exchange

Special events

Outcome

Enhancement of general living conditions of those involved

Meeting of PAT Tripartite Committee (Italian Government, Government of Bahia, Cities Alliance and World Bank) in May 2009 Two presentations of the Social Development Plan in the presence of Government authorities of the State of Pernambuco and Olinda municipality

Enhancement of housing and healthcare conditions of the local population

Strengthening of the managerial skills of local associations and cooperatives involved in project implementation

Contribution to the cultural and entrepreneurial development

Strengthening of the competence of the institutional entities assisted in preparing the urbanization program Transfer of know-how to staff of international NGOs for the implementation of urban upgrading interventions in Lima and Maputo Transfer of know-how to AVSI staff and local government in Pernambuco (Brazil)

Indirect beneficiaries

205.000 people 53.000 families

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Healthcare promotion & prevention Healthcare projects implemented by AVSI are mostly concentrated in Africa and include initiatives of public health and support to health structures (hospitals and health centers located on the territory), as well as activities to promote access to healthcare. Among these, there were hygiene and healthcare education activities and assistance provided mainly to children and women, an increase in the skills possessed by operators through training and the

involvement of the communities by enhancing people's sensitivity toward the sick and employing mobile healthcare teams capable of reaching patients in remote areas without medical assistance. Of great significance was AVSI's commitment to its local partners also for the treatment and prevention of the great diseases - malaria, tuberculosis and particularly AIDS - with a focus on the health of young people and mothers.

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PROJECT NAME

PROJECT MANAGER

MAIL

1

Nigeria

Development of a nutritional center for children and familiesl iving with AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

Barbara Pepoli

barbara.pepoli@avsi.org

2

Congo

Support to social infrastructures in the Minembwe area (Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo)

Andrea Trevisan

andrea.trevisan@avsi.org

3

Uganda

Enhancement of health conditions for children living in the Kitgum District, Northern Uganda

Fausto Fazzini

fausto.fazzini@avsi.org

4

Venezuela

Pediatric outpatient clinic Guardian Angel in Humocaro

Quirino Canelon

fudahumocaro@hotmail.com

5

Paraguay

Home of Divine Providence St. Riccardo Pampuri

Giorgio Capitanio

giorgio.capitanio@avsi.org

ACHIEVEMENTS AFTER PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION Three healthcare facilities built/rehabilitated 25 rehabilitation kits for patients homes supplied

Output

Production facilities built / supplied

Medical equipment supplied to St. Joseph Hospital in Kitgum in Uganda, for the Home of Divine Providence St. Riccardo Pampuri in Paraguay and Caritas Center of Hoson in Jordan Medicines and reactants supplied to the laboratories in 4 healthcare facilities Various equipment (kitchens, laundries, IT labs) supplied for the Lagos Nutritional Center in Nigeria and for the Home of Divine Providence St. Riccardo Pampuri in Paraguay Realization of a water purification plant in Lagos, Nigeria Fuel oil supplied for the generator of St. Joseph Hospital in Gulu, Uganda Weekly complete meals supplied to 94 children and monthly meals supplied to 215 children from the Lagos Nutritional Center in Nigeria 3,837 food parcels for needy children and families

Material aids

Healthcare and nutritional kits supplied to 90 families Toys and recreational items supplied to 350 children of Lagos Nutritional Center in Nigeria Medicines distributed for treatment to 870 patients

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Output

Assistance

Healthcare assistance to 24,812 children, of which: • 17,394 were reached with home visits • 1,060 were treated for food parasitosis • 3,933 received vaccines against tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough • 2,305 received pediatric visits • 120 had specialized examinations and visits Assistance to 9,267 pregnant women • 2,077 received vaccines against tetanus and underwent malaria prevention prophylaxis • 7,099 benefitted from nursing-related healthcare education • 91 HIV positive women followed with maternal-fetal HIV/AIDS transmission prevention schemes and benefitted from antiretroviral treatment. 23 of them received antiretroviral drugs Food assistance to 1,955 children and 1,859 puerperas supplemented with micro nutrients Monitoring of growth for 22,538 children and support to 194 patients with HIV and terminal patients

Training

Awareness raising

Addressed to operators

Courses Participants Hours

18 346 146

Awareness raising for: • 1,750 mothers on nutritional education • 10,000 people with HIV/AIDS in various villages in Nigeria • 340 adults and children on proper nutritional schemes and mouth hygiene • 40 adults for diabetes and high blood pressure Screening tests for breast and cervix cancer prevention for about 5,000 women

Special events

Public events to mark the Day for Fight against AIDS (December 1st) and World Day of the Sick (February 11th) Christmas party with all children and mothers from the Lagos Nutritional Center in Nigeria and all HIV-positive patients Enhancement of general living conditions of people with HIV/AIDS and of pregnant women through nutritional and healthcare assistance.

Outcome

Enhancement of general living conditions of those involved

Accessibility to a modern and well-equipped facility for 65,000 inhabitants of the Minembwe Region (Democratic Republic of Congo) and enhancement of accessibility to one healthcare facility for the residents of villages surrounding Kalonge (Democratic Republic of Congo) Enhancement of the general health conditions of children affected with hearth diseases, malaria tuberculosis, malnutrition and their families Enhancement of the quality of treatment for pregnant HIV-positive women, of children born from HIVpositive mothers, of natural and caesarian-section deliveries, of newborns with severe asphyxia and of terminal patients Increased number of people benefitting from healthcare assistance in the poor areas and enhancement of the living conditions for the most vulnerable individuals Strengthening of the skills of the operators trained in the medical area in the diagnosis and treatment of the various diseases

Contribution to cultural and entrepreneurial development

Enhanced quality of medical and lab-based assistance through the equipment supplied Increased sensitivity of healthcare personnel, patients and communities toward AIDS Intensive use of local labor in a region with very little accessibility and generating benefits for the development of local markets Enhanced attention of the sensitivity shown by the community toward the environmental issues concerning hygiene, health and nutrition

Indirect beneficiaries

1,888,600 people

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Vocational training & business development Vocational Training & business development projects implemented by the AVSI Foundation are aimed at increasing access to employment of vulnerable people, trying to match job supply with demand and promoting self-employment and creation of small businesses, especially for youths and women. In addition to vocational training, activities include personal support intended to promote the full development of skills.

which is underway in Belo Horizonte and is enhancing the living conditions and providing employment to the population of Terezòpolis township.

The creativity of AVSI and its local partners has made great strides, as noted by the President of Fiat Brazil Bellini in a workshop on the "Arvore da Vida" project

It should be noted that 80% of the youth with an employment contributed money to help their family expenditures.

The laboriousness of Kampala women in creating recycled paper necklaces is also acknowledged on the Italian market and has become the source of new income-generating activities, just as with new craftswomen skilled at sewing in Albania and Mexico.

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COUNTRY

PROJECT NAME

PROJECT MANAGER

MAIL

1

Brazil

Employment education for youth in difficult conditions searching for their first job

Nadia Caldarera

nadia.caldarera@avsi.org

2

Rumania

Investment on human capital – people in difficult conditions and social operators in Arad – in the light of Rumanian entry into the European Union

Vasile Nita

vasile.nita@fdpsr.ro

3

Mexico

Education and poverty reduction in periurban indigenous low-income communities

Rossana Stanchi

rossana.stanchi@avsi.org

4

Brazil

Public-private partnership for poverty reduction in the low-income communities of Terezòpolis

Gianfranco Commodaro

gianfranco.commodaro@avsi.org

5

Albania

Education Foundation Rozafa Albania

Aida Ndrevataj

aida.ndrevataj@avsi.org

6

Peru

Integrated intervention for poverty reduction in Cono Este in Lima

Daniela Altini

daniela.altini@avsi.org

7

Brazil

Training, qualification and job placement in the formal labor market for young people residing in the disadvantaged areas in Rio de Janeiro

Paola Gaggini

paola.gaggini@avsi.org

8

Uganda

Manufacturing of costume jewelry made out of recycled paper

Corrado Corradini

corrado.corradini@avsi.org

9

Argentina

“Plaza de Artes y Oficios” Center – Vocational training center

Gabriel Laurino

gabriellaurino@infovia.com.ar

10

Brazil

Promotion of employment opportunities and work furtherance

Fabrizio Pellicelli

fabrizio.pellicelli@avsi.org

ACHIEVEMENTS AFTER PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION 100 houses with bathrooms connected to the mains sewage system 50 houses supplied with a concrete floor

Production facilities built / supplied

Development of income-generating activities of Foundation Rozafa in Albania Startup and support to 12 production labs (textiles, carpentry and cafeteria/catering) 72 micro-businesses started up

Output

7 training rooms and 5 training/work guidance centers built/prepared (Uganda and Peru) Monthly support with staple foods to 213 children Professional kits and teaching materials supplied to 1,490 participants of training courses

Material aids

Distribution of informational materials for the promotion of the sewn items (Albania and Mexico) Professional tools supplied to textile labs 217 grants accepted and 243 meal vouchers adopted and 180 daily meals assigned for to the attendees of training course Professional consultancy to 1,061 people searching an employment

Assistance

Technical, organizational and commercial assistance to workrooms, cooperatives and microenterprises Identification of and collaboration with new partners for the promotion and sale of products made by the women of the Foundation Rozafa in foreign countries

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Output

Training

Awareness raising activities on the issues relative to job placement and corporate social responsibility

Addressed to young people and adults

Courses Participants Hours

41 548 3.376

Addressed to operators

Courses Participants Hours

17 436 400

Addressed to young people

Courses Participants Hours

46 1.493 3.298

Participation in the First National Conference of Craftsmanships and establishment of a working team for the promotion of Albanian crafts and craftsman microenterprises in Albania Publication of a volume in the "Youth, Education and Work" series (Brazil) Open seminar "Enterprise as a factor for local development: the challenges of public-private relationships" (Brazil)

Special events

Official inauguration of Counseling, Guidance, Training and Job Placement Center in Arad (Rumania) Realization of a photo exhibition to mark the Italian Republic Day at the Italian Institute of Culture of the Italian Embassy to Mexico City. Handmade goods were made by the women participating in our training courses and sold at the show Participation to a number of national and international trade shows in order to promote the sales of the products made by the cooperatives or microenterprises built with our projects. (Brazil, Albania, Peru) Collaboration in the drafting of a law bill on Albanian craftsmanly manufactures presented to Albania's Ministers of Tourism and of the Treasury with the support of UNDP 80% of the youth with jobs contributed money to help their family expenditures Improved quality of life for 213 children

Outcome

Enhancement of general living conditions of those involved

Improved occupational opportunities for youths at risk of delinquency and for the 222 attending the training courses. Lower juvenile work exploitation rates Financial results improved for 56 microentrepeneurs Promotion of female employment and assurance of regular revenue for the women involved in our projects (Albania and Uganda) Increased literacy and schooling for young people accompanied in their school careers Improved competitiveness in the work environment due to the increased literacy level and professional skills acquired by young people

Contribution to cultural and entrepreneurial development

Increased integration between the entrepreneurial world and the centers for professional training and corresponding increase of employment rates, due to direct bargaining and the startup of new independent production businesses Promotion of a new cultural attitude toward women due to vocational training and the promotion of responsibility in family life Contribution to the dissemination of a new, more positive and understanding attitude toward people with AIDS

Indirect beneficiaries

18.816 people 13.337 families

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Agriculture & environment The interventions of the AVSI Foundation in agriculture are aimed at ensuring food security and reducing malnutrition, and particularly at enhancing food availability to families, as well as disseminating the use of advanced technologies to increase farmers’ income, and protecting the environment and water resources. The thread linking the various projects, which may differ very much from one another, is the aim to promote access to the natural resources available on the territories and to improve the living conditions of the rural populations, ranging from access to food to

malnutrition reduction, to the access of production to international markets. A number of experiences are a source of knowledge and are contributing to the international debate promoted by EXPO 2015 on the issues of food and healthy and safe nutrition. In the fragile and varied world of the Middle East the work of farmers in Lebanon has spread a unique work method in which beneficiaries, governs and institutions collaborate together. The outcomes of the activities in the agricultural areas in Southern Haiti are producing development and good future prospects, just as for the cattlemen of the Pampa in Argentina.

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COUNTRY

PROJECT NAME

PROJECT MANAGER

MAIL

1

Argentina

Sustainable rural development in the Chaco - Pampeana plain

Filippo Cavaleri

filippo.cavaleri@avsi.org

2

Burundi

Support to food security in the Provinces of Kayanza and Ngozi

Monica Treu

monica.treu@avsi.org

3

Rwanda

Initiatives in the fields of nutrition, education and Rwandan associationism, aimed at enhancing the population's living conditions

Riccardo Bevilacqua

riccardo.bevilacqua@avsi.org

4

Lebano

Litani, a river of coexistence

Michele Desanctis

libano@avsi.org

5

Rwanda

Intervention to reinforce the water distribution network, protect the environment and raise public awareness of the need for responsible use of water in collaboration with Gicumbi District in the there Northern province. Rwanda

Luis Sisto

luis.sisto@avsi.org

6

Haiti

Fight against extreme poverty in Haiti: interventions in the fields of water distribution, agricultural, zootechnical and nutritional sectors

Espedito Ippolito

espedito.ippolito@avsi.org

7

Lebano

Water as a source for coexistence: NAHR EL KALB plan for water protection

Maya Aoun

maya.aoun@avsi.org

8

Lebano

Rehabilitation of the irrigated land of Baalbek

Marco Perini

marco.perini@avsi.org

9

Lebano

Rural development in Southern Lebanon and West Bekaa

Marina Molino Lova

marina.molinolova@avsi.org

10

Haiti

Rendez-vous au Pic Macaya Park: Pilot intervention for the sustainable management of Pic Macaya national Park

Espedito Ippolito

espedito.ippolito@avsi.org

11

Lebano

Integrated fight against a phytoplasma of fruit trees in Lebanon

Marina Molino Lova

marina.molinolova@avsi.org

ACHIEVEMENTS AFTER PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION Dissemination of a technological device for the traceability of cattle production (TRAZAR) and citrus fruit productions (FRUTIC) Distribution of agricultural tools and machinery (atomizers, hoes and watering cans) to 1,100 farmers 25 houses for vulnerable families built

Output

Nyamabuye and Gisiza aqueducts built and rehabilitated in Northern Rwanda and in Torbeck municipality in Southern Haiti

Production facilities built/ supplied

Latrines built for 7 schools and 10 families and for 2 public markets in the Nyamiyaga, Ruvune and Rukomo districts in Rwanda Six nurseries in 6 schools constructed for the production of 51,238 fruit plantlets 1,000 bamboo plants distributed to 10 farmers’ associations for the protection of water works and access roads Agricultural machinery and technical equipment and tools distributed to 90 farmers/breeders for the preparation and cultivation of family-run vegetable gardens and for the construction of hutches and poultry houses in Torbeck (Haiti) Two studies conducted for the rehabilitation of Baalbeck irrigated land and of the basin on Nahr el Kalb river in Lebanon Animals, plants, seeds, phytosanitary products and tools (wheelbarrows, shovels, hoes) supplied to 2,260 farmers for the preparation and organization of nurseries in Pic Macaya Park (Haiti) Adequate teaching materials (notebooks, pencils, erasers, pens, etc..) distributed to children and adults attending the training or literacy courses

Material aids

Food and toiletries for personal care and hygiene distributed to malnourished children 72 kits distributed to promoters dealing with awareness raising campaigns

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social and environmental report part two Technical support provided to a Consortium for meat production and to the initiation of 2 new associations in Argentina Technical and organizational support provided to 240 breeders and 1,762 farmers 9 experimental community fields launched to disseminate the use of new agricultural techniques Support provided to 5 new bricklayers' associations started up (250 people) School fees paid for 226 children

Assistance

Health assistance provided for the children supported and their families (1,159 people) Comprehensive support offered to 511 children in their urgent primary needs on the recommendation of local social workers (Rwanda) Databank established for the diseases detected in the health centers of the intervention area (Rwanda) 100 samples taken from infected or uncertain plants for pest diagnosis and assistance provided to 500 farmers whose crops were struck by harmful pest or insects (Lebanon)

Output

Socio-economic study conducted on the impact of pest on Lebanese agricultural economy by means of a questionnaire prepared and analyzed by Milan University

Addressed to operators

Courses Participants Hours

29 2.970 233

Addressed to youths and adults

Courses Participants Hours

32 310 224

Training

24 training meetings staged for 268 breeders and farmers on the issues of associationism, production efficiency, quality certification, traceability and commercial strategies Seminar "Competitive breeding for all" staged for 50 breeders and technicians Awareness raised in favor of 1,300 beneficiaries on cultivation and breeding techniques

Awareness raising

Awareness raised in 226,966 people on the use of water, water infrastructures and public health

People's awareness raised on the issues of water quality and quantity in 63 villages in the Beirut area and in 40 students from Notre Dame University in Lebanon Awareness raised in 14,150 people on environmental protection, sustainable management or human resources and erosion control schemes People's awareness raised on malnutrition and how to prevent it in 90 mothers of malnourished children Seminar "Growing Up in Development: the Case of Meat Consortiums" staged for over 100 breeders, technicians, operators of the meat-production chain and representatives of the institutions of the provinces involved in the project (Argentina)

Special events

Participation of PROGAN Consortium (started up with an AVSI project of 2002-2005) and of the newly started Montiel Consortium at trade show "Matching 09" in Milan Team of Italian and Lebanese experts from Universities and research centers established to present the achievements obtained on a quarterly basis together with technicians and AVSI staff and to discuss the problems and prospects with representatives from FAO, the Ministry for Agriculture and the Italian Cooperation (Lebanon)

Enhancement of general living conditions of those involved

Enhancement of revenue and social and working conditions of cattle breeders and farmers as a consequence of the new associations established (Argentina) Facilitation to the access to literacy and medical treatment for 508 children and enhancement of general living conditions of their families through the sale of products from newly started or improved existing productions (Rwanda) Enhancement of life quality for the population in the Nahr El Kalb river area and for those using domestic water supply in Beirut

Outcome

Increased number of hectares protected against erosion after tree transplanting Creation of a new cattle meat Consortium called Montiel Consortium with organizational skills and adequate middle and long-term strategies for meat operational marketing Creation of a productive and commercial partnership between Montiel Consortium, other to-be Consortiums and PROGAN Consortium (started up with an AVSI project of 2002-2005)

Contribution to cultural and entrepreneurial development

Internationalization of local cattle production from a Consortium and and provision of an official quote for exportable meat (Hilton quote) Increased technical-professional skills of those belonging to the Association (250 people) and of the opportunities for job placement Significant enhancement of hygienic and healthcare conditions of the families involved in the project; food is prepared in better hygienic conditions and supplementary foods are also used Enhancement in the quality and revenue of farmers who could benefit from tools and equipment and learn state-of-theart, environmentally sustainable techniques Identification of a phytoplasma hitting fruit trees in Lebanon

Indirect beneficiaries

898,806 people 4,816 families

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Humanitarian aid & emergency relief In 2009 the AVSI Foundation implemented emergency relief projects in conflict and post-conflict situations (Southern Sudan, Lebanon, Northern Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo), and in areas hit by a crisis or humanitarian emergency (Burundi, Palestine) or by natural disasters (Haiti). In vulnerable populations, emergency conditions make fragile living conditions diminish. AVSI’s interventions

are aimed at curtailing the consequences of these reduced living standards, by acting on various aspects like healthcare, infrastructures, educational and incomegenerating issues. Fundamental to AVSI's approach is that it sets out to reconstruct human values starting with an affirmation of life interests even where there is a state of emergency.

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PROJECT NAME

PROJECT MANAGER

MAIL

1

Uganda

Continuous support to the displaced in Northern Uganda

Francesco Frigerio

francesco.frigerio@avsi.org

2

Sudan

Water and sanitation support intervention in Torit County - Eastern Equatoria

Andrea Bianchi

andrea.bianchi@avsi.org

3

Burundi

Support to the healthcare system and initiation of a new network in the Isale Rwibaga and Rushubi Districts, and initiation of the malnutrition caring scheme at the level of the community in the Rural Bujumbura Province"

Erica Masiero

erica.masiero@avsi.org

4

Congo

Sécurité alimentaire pour 16.000 familles dans les territoires de Rushuru et Masisi – NK – Democratic Republic of Congo (Food security for 16,000 families in the Rushuru and Masisi areas)

Edoardo Tagliani

edoardo.tagliani@avsi.org

5

Lebanon

Water as a source for coexistence: Socio-economic development and agricultural and nutritional enhancement in the Marjayoung Kaza in West Bekaa.

Marco Perini

marco.perini@avsi.org

6

Sudan

Continued integrated assistance and emergency response to reduce excess mortality and morbidity in Southern Sudan

Andrea Bianchi

andrea.bianchi@avsi.org

7

Haiti

Projet d'appui à la sécurité alimentaire dans les communes de Torbeck et Chantal (Support to food security in the Torbeck and Chantal municipalities)

Roberto Proietti

roberto.proietti@avsi.org

8

Uganda

Humanitarian assistance during the return process in Acholiland, Northern Uganda

Filippo Ciantia

filippo.ciantia@avsi.org

9

Uganda

Post-war rehabilitation, development and promotion of self-sufficiency for women and youths in Northern Uganda

Federico Riccio

federico.riccio@avsi.org

10

Sudan

Health, Education and Safe water for All: an integrated approach to basic service provision in Ikwoto County, Eastern Equatoria in South Sudan

Andrea Bianchi

andrea.bianchi@avsi.org

11

Haiti

Urgence in Haiti: alimentation, eau et assainisement pour la population affectée par des désastres naturels dans le Département du Sud et Port-au-Prince (Urgency in Haiti: nutrition, water and sanification for the populations hit by natural disasters in the Department of the South and Port-au-Prince)

Katharina Ehrmann

katharina.ehrmann@ avsi.org

12

Burundi

Support to the healthcare system and initiation of a new network iin the Isale Rwibaga and Rushubi Districts, and initiation of the malnutrition caring scheme at the level of the community in the Rural Bujumbura Province.

Davide Asta

davide.asta@avsi.org

13

Palestine

Emergency relief to the Gaza population

Alberto Repossi

alberto.repossi@avsi.org

14

Congo

Contribute to the stabilization of the Eastern area of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nord Kivu, by rehabilitating two unmade roads in the Masisi, Rutshuru and Walikale territories

Davide Asta

davide.asta@avsi.org

15

Lebanon

Water as a source for coexistence: urgent permanent responses for a possible coexistence in Marjayoun.

Luciano Valla

luciano.valla@avsi.org

16

Congo

Amélioration de la sécurité alimentaire de la population returnée de la province du Nord Kivu Democratic Republic of Congo (Enhancement of food security in the returned population of Northern Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Filippo Mazzarelli

filippo.mazzarelli@avsi.org

17

Lebanon

Rehabilitation of Baalbeck spring in Lebanon

Marco Perini

marco.perini@avsi.org

ACHIEVEMENTS AFTER PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION 62 healthcare centers rehabilitated and maintained in Burundi 33 wells and 7 systems for rainwater collection constructed 250 wells repaired

Output

977 latrine blocks built for private homes and 950 family latrines built A water recovery and treatment system built in the city of Torit in Sudan and a water distribution network for the city hospital built in Sudan

Production facilities built/ supplied

41 water cisterns built for a total capacity of 56,000 liters (Haiti) and 121,280 liters (Uganda) 2 nutritional recovery centers in Rushubi and Rwibaga and 29 healthcare centers built/rehabilitated (Burundi) 3 incinerators built Ordinary and extraordinary maintenance for the hospital and rural healthcare centers (Sudan) 83 km-long road network rehabilitated 2,150 metre-long channel network 4 km-long channel network cleaned in Uganda and channels cleaned up in the Marjayoun plain in Lebanon 9 community sites identified and prepared to start up new horticultural activities (Uganda)

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social and environmental report part two 4 new healthcare centers and 3 hospitals furnished Fuel and office supplies and communication means supplied to BPS (Provincial Healthcare Office) and 33 BDSs (District Healthcare Centers) in Burundi 2,500 tanks distributed for drinkable water transportation and preservation 1,590 sanitizing tabs and 105 water filters distributed 30 containers supplied to the city of Torit and a kit for micro-bacteriological water testing supplied (Sudan) 400 kits distributed to traditional midwives Basic medicines, medical equipment and furniture, healthcare materials supplied to 29 Healthcare Centers and 2 nutritional recovery centers Food aid offered to 15 nutritional recovery centers and 9 schools

Material aids

Distribution of: • 14,594 kits for hygiene • 49,200 agricultural kits • 4,000 food kits • 1,000 emergency kits • 25,000 bar of soap to vulnerable groups (mothers of young girls aged 5 or less, pregnant women) • 4,220 mosquito nets to vulnerable groups Supply of: • 41,600 kilos of seeds distributed to 1,200 families • 2,000 animals (male rabbits, roosters and hens) • 3,000 kilos of feed for poultry and by 100 cages for farm breeding • 10 sailboats and 20 fishing kits Support provided to Hospital St Tereza of Isohe and 5 peripheral structures by paying salaries to staff (33 people) and supplying drugs, equipment, materials and food (Sudan) Adequate teaching material supplied to 4,000 pupils School fees paid to about 500 children 333,352 medical visits

Output

9,348 childbirths assisted 65,196 received vaccines 112 women with midwifery emergencies sent to Panzi hospital (Democratic Republic of Congo) for surgery 10 urgent surgical cases cared for each month and 30 Caesarian deliveries made each month (Rushubi and Rwibaga Hospitals in Burundi) Transportation and health conditions provided to about 100 patients in an emergency (emergency surgeries) from Sudan to Kitgum hospital (Northern Uganda)

Assistance

239 children followed with therapeutical nutrition program PTA and 153 children hospitalized in nutritional recovery centers Medical assistance to about 25,000 people 11 community fields to grow maize, sorghum and vegetables and 400 vegetable gardens created Non-refundable funds received to develop economic activities and microenterprises in Uganda Educational and recreational activities realized for 4,000 children Chemical and microbiological tests conducted on 183 drinking water samples (Uganda) Organizational and financial support to Dardara Cooperative for the management of Dardara spring water (Lebanon)

Training (structured courses)

Addressed to operators

Courses Participants Hours

89 3.520 1.421

Addressed to parents

Courses Participants Hours

91 2.425 2.315

Awareness raising activities on hygiene practices for over 20,500 people Awareness raising activities and technical support to 6,000 beneficiaries for the construction of latrines

Awareness raising

Awareness raising activities on sexual assaults to over 9,380 people based on a IEC (Information, Education, Communication) scheme Awareness raising activities among the local population on these topics: hygiene, nursing, rational use of limited resources Meetings with the local communities and their representatives on the importance of having good access to the village roads and their maintenance Awareness raising activities on H1N1 (swine flu) to about 200 people from the village of Kafarkila in Lebanon

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Direct support to the Kitgum District government , in Uganda, for the national awareness-raising day "Handwashing day"

Special events

Emergency kits distributed to 100 families from the village of Lofi (Sudan) after that tribal riots destroyed their village Intervention of AVSI's healthcare staff for a diarrhea-defying treatment due to an epidemic in the Lobira area (Sudan) and people's awareness raised in about 1,000 villagers

Increased availability of drinking water (liters per person per day) and of accessibility to water springs (percentage of people having access to drinking water springs within a radius of 1.5 km)

Enhancement of general living conditions of those involved

Enhancement of basic medical care services and hygienic conditions in the population Contribution to the fight against malnutrition Increased availability of vegetable-based foods due to the introduction of innovative crops and cultural techniques

Outcome

Increased school performance of students and enhancement of the peaceful coexistence of communities belonging to different religious groups due to recreational activities Advancement of the farmers' income due to the support provided to Dardara Cooperative and better water management Awareness raised on the issue of sustainable use of exploitation of primary resources Improvement of know-how and practices related to drinking water use and maintenance Dissemination of correct hygienic practices Reinforcement of the skills possessed by medical staff

Contribution to cultural and entrepreneurial development

People's awareness raised on proper nutritional habits, resulting in fewer cases of malnutrition Improvement of know-how and cultivation and breeding techniques Enhancement of the social relations within the communities Enhancement of the skills possessed by trained workers and microenterprises started up The intervention on the Baalbeck spring is of the uttermost importance at the cultural level as it is done inside a Roman temple which is regarded as one of the most important and better preserved in the world Increase of the farmers' income due to an improved water management by the Dardara Cooperative

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International adoptions The ideal significance of international adoptions International adoption consists of a free and conscious choice made by a couple ready to become, without any financial incentives, the parents of a child who was born from another couple in a foreign country, and needs a family where he/she can grow and feel wanted and loved. In line with the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church, AVSI considers adoption as a great act of love, a service to life. This free and conscious choice of adoptive parents may become a concrete demonstration of love for so many children worldwide living without a family, an expression of how family communion

may expand beyond the boundaries of flesh and blood. As a Licensed Authority, the role of AVSI Foundation is not limited to providing the necessary assistance in the formal steps of adoption, but is also concerned with sharing and supporting a human act so full of love and generosity. AVSI Foundation is authorized and fully operational in these foreign countries: Brazil (States of S達o Paulo, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo and Bahia), Mexico, Lithuania.

There is a form of "procreation" which occurs through acceptance, concern and devotion.

The resulting relationship is so intimate and enduring that it is not in no way inferior to the one based on a biological connection. When this is also juridically protected, as it is in adoption, in a family united by the stable bond of marriage, it assures the child that peaceful atmosphere and that paternal and maternal love which he needs for his full human development. Adoptive parents are called to provide God's caring and providential paternity through their own physical commitment. John Paul II THE STEPS OF THE COUPLE WITH AVSI Main steps of the adoption procedure with AVSI AVSI proposes a post-adoption follow-up procedure with regular individual and group meetings.

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Post adoption The couple must remain in contact with the local Social Workers as well as with AVSI for at least two years to draft the post-adoption reports which have to be sent to the foreign country.

1

Informative group meetings, proposed to qualified and non qualified couples

Organization of the journey and period of stay in the foreign country Once the couple's consent is confirmed, the journey(s) and period(s) of stay in the foreign country are organized on behalf of the foreign couple. During their stay in the foreign country the couple are assisted by AVSI's representative.

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Preparatory course for international adoption The course is run by a psychologist with the participation of adoptive families and AVSI's operators

2

Extensive interview and choice of the country/ assignment conversation The social team has a meeting with the couple to discuss the adoption Waiting period and project in detail, the proposed match between couple's availability and couple and child to identify the foreign During the waiting period country and to prepare the couple is supported the Agency for with a number of meetings this commitment Preparation and delivery and conversations. The social of documentationto team dedicates specific the foreign country meetings to the proposed Illustration, preparation match with the child and delivery of the adoption and to establish the application to the foreign couple's consent. country's authorities

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part two social and environmental report Adoption procedures concluded in 2009 Total adoption procedures concluded in 2009: 22 Total children adopted in 2009: 32

Adoptions in 2009 by country and age of children Country

Age of child when arrived in Italy

Total adoptions

1-4

4-7

7-9

+9

Lithuania

2

4

5

5

16

11

Brazil

–

6

9

1

16

11

Total

2

10

14

6

32

22

Adoptions in 2009 by country and age of children

Lithuania 50%

Brazil 50%

Adoptions in 2009 by country and gender Country

Total children

Child gender Females

Males

Lithuania

7

9

16

Brazil

12

4

16

Total

19

13

32

Adoptions in 2009 % by gender

Females 59%

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Total adoptions concluded between 2003 and December 31, 2009 Total adoption procedures concluded up to December 31, 2009: 131 Total children adopted up to December 31, 2009: 201

Total adoptions up to December 31, 2009 by country and age of children Country

Age of child when arrived in Italy

Total children

Total adoptions

1-4

4-7

7-9

+9

Lithuania

23

38

33

28

122

86

Brazil

8

44

40

17

109

65

Kazakhstan

2

2

2

33

82

73

45

233

153

Total

Adoptions up to december 31, 2009 % by children's country

Brazil 42%

Lithuania 57%

Kazakhstan 1%

Total adoptions up to December 31, 2009 by country and gender of children Country

Child gender

Total children

Females

Males

Lithuania

47

75

106

Brazil

33

76

93

-

2

2

80

153

233

Kazakhstan Total

Adoptions up to December 31, 2009 % by gender

Males 66%

Females 34%

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Magazine 2009,The Newsreel The main events of the year of AVSI Foundation January FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR GAZA due to the warfare, AVSI responds to the plea made the Custody of the Holy Land and the Latin Patriarch for a solidarity campaign dedicated to the three thousand Christians in Gaza and their charities which, for many years now, have provided a reference point for the needy and a real example of fraternity

January 26th-28th – Uganda: Third regional workshop in Kampala of the "OVC - Our Valuable Children" program which is enhancing the living conditions for 14,000 children in Africa, their families and communities through distance support and a partnership with USAID, the American cooperation, and the Foundation for Subsidiarity

January 28th - 30th The Permanent Educational Center of Kampala, in Uganda, dedicated to Fr. Giussani, is inaugurated. It is a high quality educational platform thanks also to the support of the Tents Campaign

January 27th Over 1,500 members of the audience were at the concert for AVSI of the Solisti Fiorentini Symphony Orchestra at Teatro Verdi in Florence staged by the AVSI Point of the city

January Italian weekly magazine Panorama makes a donation to AVSI in favor of the educational programs for children in Southern Lebanon

January In South Sudan in the post-conflict period AVSI concludes a multiannual program for the integrated development of the population of Eastern Equatoria, in collaboration with UNDP and in a consortium with Merlin (UK) and CRS (USA). The recovery capacity of people is corroborated, especially for those displaced in the camps

February February AVSI staff in Rwanda collaborates with the Ministry for Gender and Family Promotion in the drafting of children's policies

February 17th AVSI in Sierra Leone inaugurates a new secondary school Senior Holy Family complementing Mayenkineh Educational Center

February The clothing company Mondo Bambino supports a new initiative in favor of education of Burundi's children and participates in the construction of schoolrooms, distribution of books and literacy initiatives

February – EDUCATION IN ECUADOR With its Spanish partner Cesal, AVSI launches its "Children's and Youth's development" program in Quito, to enhance primary education and juvenile vocational training. This is a new proposal which is in tandem with the various activities underway to facilitate topquality universal compulsory education

MARCH March 8th – ITALY Every year as usual ABB supports Uganda and gives to their female employees the recycled paper necklaces made by the women of Meeting Point of Kampala

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March 10th – BRAZIL in Rio de Janeiro the new general Consul of Italy Umberto Malnati visits AVSI's Educational Center Cantinho da Natureza which hosts 1,114 children and youths

March 21st - IVORY COAST inauguration of "pattam" (open building) in the compound of Saint Camille hospital in Bouakè. This facility was funded through the Tents Campaign and is a meeting point for vulnerable mothers and children

March 25th-27th – ITALY AVSI's experience in the field of development is hosted by Eni at Offshore Mediterranean Conference of Ravenna together with the large international companies operating in the energy sector

March 31st – LEBANON conference at University Notre Dame of Beirut on cooperation facilitating peace with an AVSI program to enhance the water resources in the country, in partnership with local authorities, the Italian government and universities

April April 2nd – HAITI Milan's Mayor Letizia Moratti pays a visit to AVSI projects in Port-au-Prince, and particularly urban vegetable gardens which provide food to 500 households

April 15th "Sustainable rural development in the Chaco-pampeana plain". This is the title of the seminar held by AVSI in Argentina with its partner ACDI to reinforce business growth. The seminar was funded by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs in the framework of a program which has been ongoing for years in 3 provinces in the Pampa

April 18th Development has a face. Person, civil society, common good: AVSI's case study toward 2015. Public meeting in Milan with a focus on the Lebanese project and titled "Litani: a river of coexistence"

April 24th In Peru in the Chincha area a project is started to reconstruct the future together after the 2007 earthquake, promoted by AVSI in the energy sector and the Catholic University Sedes Sapientiae of Lima. It is a three-year development program financed by the bilateral Peru-Italy debt conversion fund and is focused on education, training and employment with the involvement of institutions and civil society

April 29th – BRAZIL Seminar "Malnutrition and the family: experiences, outcomes, problems and challenges" at the Catholic University of Salvador realized by AVSI in partnership with its partner CDM

April - EARTHQUAKE IN ABRUZZO AVSI endorses the plea of Banco Alimentare for the earthquake casualties. Participation of the children of Kosovo and Brazil supported at a distance and of the women of Kampala Meeting Point

April – SWINE EMERGENCY IN MEXICO food parcels are distributed to the families of the AVSI canteen's children in Monte Albán, Oaxaca, to help people cope with the emergency Anche quest’anno la Finanziaria prevede la possibilità di destinare il 5x1000 delle tue imposte ad AVSI.

Non costa nulla, ma aiuta tanto!

Basta la tua firma nella dichiarazione dei redditi e il nostro codice fiscale:

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April 5xmille campaign in collaboration with the AVSI Points, supporters' network and private donors

Con il tuo aiuto AVSI nel mondo ha già fatto la differenza per tanti

Una dichiarazione d’amore:

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part two social and environmental report MAY May 4th Fundatia, AVSI's partner in Rumania, inaugurates the mechanics lab in Cojasca for the vocational training of young rom people and a vocational guidance center for young people in Arad, the latter built with funds from Region Lombardy

May – THE POPE IN JORDAN During his mission to the Middle East, the Holy Father visits the Center Our Queen of Peace in Amman which hosts disabled people and which AVSI supports with UNDP, the UN agency for Development

May – Father Aldo Trento the responsible for charities in Paraguay, participates in the annual Dinner for solidarity of AVSI Point Rome

May - GIRO OF ITALY AVSI's experience worldwide is on display on the stand of the Italian Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which accompanies the Giro of Italy

FOUNDATIONS 4 AFRICA the main Italian banking foundations and Umano Progresso continue to co-plan projects with their partner NGOs - such as AVSI - in order to respond to the needs of the population of Northern Uganda with action targeted at the rebirth and revitalization of agricultural and commercial activities and at initiatives promoting peace and reconciliation. General objective: support the return of the displaced from IDP camps to their villages of origin

June June 5th-6th Seminar in Bethlehem on the role of families in their children's education staged by AVSI and ATS, the nonprofit association for the Custody of the Holy Land

9th June – FIAT WITH AVSI IN BRAZIL The board of Fiat Brazil and its President Bellini are in a workshop in Belo Horizonte in Partnership with AVSI to present the outcomes of Arvore da Vida, the program for development and improvement of living conditions of those residing in the township of Betim

June 11th – AVSI GUEST AT G8 DEVELOPMENT The Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs Franco Frattini entrusts AVSI for G8 Development (Farnesina, June 11th 2009) with a meeting dedicated to the experiences conducted in Brazil on the urban upgrading program for poverty reduction in "Ribeira Azul". This is regarded as the flagship of the Italian cooperation and an international best practice which is worthy of imitation in African slums

June 2nd On the occasion of the annual Italian Republic Day AVSI and its partner Dijo participate in the celebrations in Mexico City and exhibit female crafts products made in the framework of a program for women's promotion

JULy July 1st Big success for the show of comedian Paolo Cevoli in favor of AVSI for the children of the Holy Land in San Donà di Piave (Venice)

July: INTERNATIONAL ADOPTIONS AVSI in Mexico is accredited

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July 12th AS Roma of Totti in on retreat in Bruneck and supports hospital St. Joseph in Northern Uganda through a charitable auction staged by AVSI Point Alto Adige-South Tyrol.

AUGUST August – NEW VIDEO I Mattoni e i Bambini (The Bricks and the Children) on Raiuno TV. Ribeira Azul: The experience of AVSI in Salvador in Brazil is narrated in the new documentary by Roberto Fontolan and broadcast on TV by Rai Uno as part of a special feature on a special issue on Latin America. The same video is also presented at the Meeting of Rimini, and was shot in the framework of an EAS project of the General Directorate of Italian Development Cooperation

August 23rd-29th – MEETING OF RIMINI Like every year AVSI is in the show and presents a new exhibition with the title "Development has a face" in partnership with the Foundation for Subsidiarity and taken from the book by Roberto Fontolan. There is a wealth of meetings with AVSI's testimonials or collaborators, such as Cleuza and Marcos Zerbini, Giuseppe Folloni, Amparito Espinoza and Stefania Famlonga; Rose Busingye and Filippo Ciantia; Sister Caterina Dolci; Ana Lydia Sawaya; Ana Bee.

On the 25th the video called "AVSI in Lebanon: at the origin of coexistence" is officially shown, in the presence of journalists Roberto Fontolan and Gian Micalessin, of Giampaolo Silvestri from AVSI and Rosario Sapienza the coordinator of the ROSS program of Italian Cooperation in Lebanon. One initiative promoted by EAS "Litani: a river of coexistence" is funded by the General Directorate of Development Cooperation of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

September September 9th Inauguration in Humocaro in Venezuela of the educational center for children and youths, built close to the pediatric outpatient's clinic Guardian Angel with the help of Gruppo Amistad

September 15th-18th In the wake of the March meeting in Ravenna, AVSI is invited by ENI to a workshop in Kazakhstan on the issue of development and involving the largest energy companies

September 28th AVSI experience at the First International Conference in Africa organized in Nairobi in Kenya on children's care within the family with representatives from the government, International Organizations and the civil society

October October 4th-25th: SYNOD OF AFRICAN BISHOPS Alberto Piatti, Secretary General of AVSI is invited by the Holy Father to the second special assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops on the topic: the Church in Africa at the service of reconciliation, justice and peace

Rose Busingye is the manager of Kampala Meeting Point, AVSI's partner in Uganda, and is invited to participate in this event at the Vatican

October 8th-9th In the person of Maria Teresa Gatti, the OTC manager, AVSI takes part in the celebrations for the 20th jubilee of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

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October 11th Milan's Festival of Letters devotes to AVSI the funds raised in the section envelopes painted by artists, in favor of St. Kizito Clinic in Nigeria

October 25th – ROSE'S NECKLACES ON RAITRE TV Rose Busingye is hosted on the TV show Alle falde del Kilimangiaro (At the foot of Kilimangiaro) presented by Licia Colò on Raitre TV. A parade of models shows the viewers the paper necklaces made by the women of Meeting Point International in Uganda. In the months ahead and at Christmastime around 20,000 necklaces are sold by AVSI also due to the extraordinary involvement of all AVSI Points throughout Italy. This is a well-deserved success for the women of Kampala and it gives them dignity while developing a new production sector which generates employment and income

November November 1st - CHILD SOLDIERS ON CANALE 5 TV On the occasion of the annual running race Corsa dei Santi (All saints' Race) held in Rome starting from the Vatican, AVSI Secretary General Alberto Piatti participates in the TV show on child soldiers of Canale 5 TV conductor by journalist Marina Ricci

November - new BOOK HAITI: Buds of Hope. This is an issue in the AVSI Pocketbooks Series which describes the project for the creation of nurseries for the production of reforestation trees in partnership with the Italo-Latin American Institute campagna

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November 7th – TENTS CAMPAIGN Under the title "Crisis or Education: the person makes the difference" AVSI launches its Tents Campaign in all AVSI Points throughout Italy. The venue of the launch is Ata Hotel in Milan. The projects to be supported are: the Rice Bank in Myanmar; secondary schools in Uganda; the Canteen and Mothers and Children's Center in Mexico; Distance support in the Holy Land. Dedicated section on the website. Over 600 events will be staged in the months to come

Il tema dello sviluppo dei popoli è legato intimamente a quello dello sviluppo di ogni singolo uomo. La persona umana per sua natura è dinamicamente protesa al proprio sviluppo. (Caritas in veritate)

Fondazione AVSI 20158 Milano - Via Legnone 4 - Tel. +39.02.67.49.881 - milano@avsi.org 47521 Cesena (FC) - Viale Carducci 85 - Tel. +39.0547.36.08.11 - cesena@avsi.org

November 18th In Colombia AVSI participates in the Conference on the prevention of children and youth exploitation by criminal organizations and gangs. Samuele Rizzo from AVSI presents his experience with AVSI in Uganda

November 24th – ZERO IMPACT Bonobo Peace Forest is the name of AVSI project in the Democratic Republic of Congo for reforestation and support to the population in the Kokolopori forest, presented in a press conference and a workshop by Utilità in the framework of Matching 2009 at the Milan Rho trade show. Present were Managing Director Corrado Danesi, Veronica Totti, Giampaolo Silvestri from AVSI and Stefano Vaglio, a researcher at Florence University. This project is the core of a campaign called Double Zero CO2 providing companies with renewable power sources with no carbon dioxide emissions

December December – MAKSORA AVSI's partner in Russia, participates in the Novogodnij Suvenir trade show to make its activities known to the general public. The NGO is awarded a prize by Novosibirsk municipality in Siberia, as its activities are acknowledged as important for the services offered to the population

December 5TH-13TH Rose's necklaces are displayed at Artigiano in Fiera trade show in Milan with the support of volunteers of Muggiò AVSI Point. An organization of Honduran craftswomen, ACTA, close friend with AVSI is also present on the show

December 17th Over 400 people took part in the classical music concert staged by Fundatia Dezvoltarea Popoarelor, AVSI's partner in Rumania, in Bucharest cathedral

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December 14th-18th TOC in Milan "INTELLIGENT DEVELOPMENT. Person, civil society, development, common good: AVSI's case study toward 2015". Every year a training session is organized by AVSI with the people responsible for the various countries where AVSI is present and with staff from the local partners, in collaboration with the Foundation for Subsidiarity. The topics dealt with concern projects, their organization, specific and general issues. The “core theme” of the 2009 session is knowledge. The TOC is directed by Maria Teresa Gatti and was organized in the framework of project "Companionship for development" co-funded by the European Union Workshop held on December 15th and titled "Evaluating is an experience of knowledge" with University lecturers Berloffa, Rovati and Folloni and Schnyder from the Foundation for Subsidiarity; Workshop held on December 17th on the theme of Expo 2015 "Feeding the person, energy for life" with the exhibition of AVSI's projects and the participation of Alberto Mina from Expo Spa Presentation of the Tents Campaign on Thursday 17th with Andrea Riscassi, a Rai TV journalist, Alberto Piatti of AVSI and Renzo Vanetti, the MD of Sia Ssb which hosts the annual TOC meeting. Testimonials by Maria Socorro del Rio, director of Dijo - AVSI's partner in Mexico, Alberto Repossi from Palestine and John Makoha, responsible for Uganda. Video on the Tents Campaign made by Tg5 journalist Mimosa Martini premiered to the attendees

December - AVSI is the main partner of UNICEF in the Dem. Rep. of Congo for educational emergency action in the Kivu area and endorses the “Back to School” campaign by distributing teaching materials for people to go back to school in the remotest places of the area. 39,441 children received school materials in 2009 and 1,107 teachers were involved in this activity, for a total of 621 schools assisted

December 17th – AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO WITH MYANMAR AVSI enters into an official agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture to operate in Myanmar with food security programs in collaboration with WFP. The activities are coordinated by Luciano Valla, AVSI's representative for South East Asia. In concomitance with the FAO summit in Rome of November 16th, the Burman Minister for Agriculture H. E. Htay Oo meets AVSI for drafting a memorandum of understanding. With the participation of Alberto Piatti, Giampaolo Silvestri, Libero Buzzi

December - AVSI in Rwanda with UNICEF and FAO backs up the return of 552 families into the country (about 2,760 people) which were displaced in Tanzania by providing educational and agricultural initiatives, activities for children's protection and food security

December – NATIVITY IN VARESE IN A BOOK is a testimonial activity to celebrate the tenth jubilee of the Holy Representation and a Christian friendship which involves over 4 thousand people involved in town each year and promote AVSI's activities

December - AVSI in Burundi with UNICEF for conflict prevention and the reconciliation process through medical, psychosocial, educational and training-related support to 120 youths at risk for HIV and sexual abuse, 420 children, 30 social workers and 420 tutors

December: Inter Sinergy presents AVSI's new catalog of Christmas greeting cards which support AVSI and the Banco Alimentare. Last year 227,537 Christmas cards were sold

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Human Resources To fulfill its mission, AVSI relies primarily on the professional commitment of its operating organization in Italy and abroad.

For this reason, quality human resources management procedures are fundamental to AVSI’s methodological approach, i.e. the centrality of the person.

Staff in the main offices in Italy Collaborators1

Consultants

Volunteers

Voluntary Civil Service/Interns

TOTAL

Cesena

22

22

8

48

Milan

36

3

3

1

44

Total

58

3

25

9

91

Collaborators in the main offices 2003 38

Collaborators

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

48

48

51

57

58

2009 58

Profile of staff in Italy Collaborators

Consultants

Volunteers

Interns

Total

<29

12

1

1

7

21

30 – 45

36

1

6

2

45

46 – 65

10

1

12

23

6

6

58

3

25

9

95

Females

42

1

20

6

69

Males

16

2

5

3

26

Total

58

3

25

9

95

High school qualification

35

0

20

55

Degree

23

3

5

9

40

Total

58

3

25

9

95

AGE

>65 Total GENDER

STUDY QUALIFICATION

The average age of the AVSI staff in Italy is low (approx. 69% are less than 45). In addition, in order to effectively meet the variety of needs encountered, AVSI relies on human resources with a particularly qualified professional and cultural background. Female staff prevails (73%).

1

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The employment contract scheme applied is the same as that applied to tradespeople There are 7 part time workers. Contract tier

Turnover of collaborators

Collaborators

Executives

3

Collaborators as of Dec. 31, 2008

58

Managers

3

Incoming in 2009

10

Tier 1

5

Outgoing in 2009

10

Tier 2

5

Collaborators as of Dec. 31, 2009

58

Tier 3

7

Tier 4

5

Project collaborators

30

Total

58

Volunteers in Italy Voluntary workers are a major resource for the Foundation. Most of them are available on a regular and planned basis. This is due to the fact that most of them are retired, with good professional background in areas of activities often similar to those of AVSI’s paid wor-

kers. The motivation supporting their commitment matches very well with the mission and values underlying the activity of AVSI. This represents an important factor to promote AVSI’s activities and its sharing approach.

Presence at Italian main offices Regular (planned weekly/monthly presence) Occasional (no planned weekly/monthly presence)

22 3

Average weekly occupation (in hours) Up to 4 hours

2

5 to 8 hours

4

8 to 20 hours

17

Over 20 hours

2

Areas of occupation within the Association Projects Distance support

– 21

International Adoptions

1

Fundraising

2

General services

1

Press/International Relations

Logistics

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Staff outside Italy Expatriate and locally hired staff are jointly responsible for the implementation of AVSI’s projects. The success of the activities is linked to the ability of expatriates to make AVSI’s approach operative and to disseminate it to local collaborators.

Staff hired in implementation countries

Collaborators Expatriates

Consultants

Unpaid collaborations

Albania

2

19

21

Argentina

1

1

Brazil

9

1

68

78

Bulgaria

1

1

Burundi

4

1

49

54

Ivory Coast

3

1

19

23

Ecuador

3

3

2

8

Jordan

1

1

1

3

6

Haiti

7

3

127

137

Kazakhstan

2

2

4

Kenya

5

1

1

59

66

Kosovo

10

10

Israel

2

1

1

4

Lebanon

2

7

22

31

Mexico

2

2

Nigeria

4

1

11

16

Peru

2

117

119

13

4

1

250

268

Rumania

1

1

1

3

Russia

2

2

4

Rwanda

6

7

85

98

Sierra Leone

3

1

8

12

Sudan

6

3

1

72

82

Thailand

1

21

22

22

3

2

214

241

103

62

1

7

1.138

1.311

Countries

Dem. Rep. of Congo

Uganda Total implementation countries

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As shown in the following table, in 2009 AVSI had 103 expatriate staff and hired 1,127 people in implementation countries. This confirms the importance of the role played by local people in their own development.

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Geographical distribution of staff outside italy Staff outside Italy

Eastern Europe 2%

Middle East 3% Asia 2%

Latin America and the Caribbean 27%

Africa 66%

Africa

860

Latin America and the Caribbean

345

Eastern Europe

39

Middle East

41

Asia

26

Total staff outside Italy in 2009

1.311

Profile of staff outside Italy AVSI Foundation outside Italy features: * low average age: over 70% are 45 or less * even distribution between males and females; * high literacy level – 84% have a degree.

Expatriates

Consultants

Interns

Total

AGE <29

18

5

7

30

30 – 45

68

22

90

46 – 65

17

34

51

1

1

103

62

7

172

Females

51

29

4

84

Males

52

33

3

88

103

62

7

172

High school qualification

23

5

28

Degree

80

57

7

144

103

62

7

172

>65 Total GENDER

Total STUDY QUALIFICATION

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Training To enhance the skills of internal staff and new recruits, AVSI Foundation runs regular training sessions organized on three different levels.

training sessions dedicated to the organizational aspects of the various functional areas of the AVSI network as well as to specific topics of each "functional area" (institutional donors, administration, staff, fundraising, logistics, qualityâ&#x20AC;Ś).

Level I is the "internal" level and is dedicated to managers of the functional areas in Italy, country representatives and project managers outside Italy together with their closest collaborators. These are

Level II concerns the training of expatriate staff which is about to leave for foreign countries and is addressed to new collaborators, interns and Civil Service volunteers.

There were 7 training sessions for level II with a total of 40 attendees. Training for new collaborators 2009 Sessions

Duration

Number of participants

January

3 days

7

March - April

4 days

7

May

3 days

5

June

3 days

3

July

3 days

6

September

3 days

5

October

2 days

7

Twenty students from the Faculty of Political Sciences of University Statale of Milan and from the Faculties of Education Sciences and Political Sciences of Milan Catholic University Sacro Cuore participated in the March-April session.

Level III is coordinated by the Technical Operating

in-depth analysis of desks, co-desks and country representatives.

Committee and is the top level dedicated to training and cultural Sessions

Title

Duration

No. attendees

July 7h, 2009

Person, civil society, development, common good: AVSI's case study

4 hours

30

December 14th-18th, 2009

Intelligent development

5 days

112

In 2009 AVSI promoted 16 internships, of which: Location

Internships

Italy

7

Foreign countries

9

Literary rendezvous AVSI's Technical Operating Committee has been staging rendezvous with testimonials since 2009 in order to disseminate the knowledge of project experiences at an interfunctional level and involve all the staff of the Italian offices and stakeholders as well, also using video conferences.

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Date

Events

June 3rd, 2009

Development and vocational training in Rio de Janeiro (P. Gaggini)

June 17th, 2009

AVSI at G8 Development with Minister Frattini (A. Piatti / Mt. Gatti)

July 7th, 2009

Education has a face, reflections on some projects with the participation of consultants and trainers

July 10th, 2009

Arvore da vida in partnership with FIAT, Belo Horizonte (G. Capitanio)

July 24th, 2009

Lebanon, at the origins of coexistence (Mazzucchelli)

October 27th, 2009

Synod of African Bishops (A. Piatti)

November 11th, 2009

Myanmar, the Rice Bank (L. Buzzi)

December 2nd, 2009

Uganda and South Sudan, activities underway (GP. Silvestri and C. Savelli)

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"The Tents Campaign and AVSI Points: The people supports us!"

The presence of the AVSI Foundation in Italy is assured by a "network" of volunteers who have been devoting their time and energy since 1990 to implement awareness campaigns and fundraising activities through various, creatively conceived initiatives from simple stalls to gala dinners. All these initiatives have resulted in a big aid in favor of the Foundation, with 1,135,886 Euros collected in 2009.

FOR GIULIO - Uganda, St. Joseph hospital in Kitgum in memory of Sr. Stimamiglio son, Avsi donor.

The "Supporters' Network" is spread throughout Italy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with some points also in foreign countries like Belgium,

France, Ireland, Switzerland, the Republic of St. Marino, Rumania, Brazil, Chile, Uganda and Japan - and is increasingly expanding. Today there are 862 people who support and continue to make AVSI's activities known worldwide, by facilitating opportunities for new encounters which go beyond the mere financial aid and by getting other people involved. In 2009 a significant number of events was realized inside offices and work environments and extended to colleagues and executives. The latter had an opportunity to personally meet the expatriate staff engaged with AVSI in the world and become aware of the projects and stories of AVSI by hearing about the experiences directly from the protagonists themselves. Numerous initiatives in Italy are also realized with the help and support of the local administrations which often grant either their patronage or their financial aid from funds of their own budget dedicated to decentralized cooperation. TThe value added to the already precious fundraising activity promoted by the AVSI Point Network is that local independent governments and civil society get involved and become promoters of real opportunities for development.

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Tents campaign 2009: "development has a face" Each year AVSI proposes a few projects to focus aid on. They are all linked by a specific issue and require particularly urgent support. The so-called "Tents Campaign" which is the major fundraising initiative and lasts about 4 months is pivotal to these projects. In 2009, the book called "Development Has a Face" written by journalist Roberto Fontolan and published by the Foundation for Subsidiarity provided a poignant title as well as the ideal cue for the Tents Campaign. In the book a new interpretation was suggested of the development issue, whereby each person is seen as an absolute value and their freedom is ultimately the only factor which through an encounter can make them the protagonists of their lives. This new idea of development can be detected in the four projects on which the 2009 Campaign focused, i.e.: material support to the schools of the Custody on the Holy Land in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, the enlargement of the facilities of a clinic for terminal patients of San Rafael Foundation in Asunciòn in Paraguay, the construction of a school in Kampala in Uganda and of a school in Pudukkottay in India. In 2009 The "Supporters' Network" office of AVSI, based in Milan, supported 620 fundraising events by supplying specifically designed materials (97 shipment points in Italy), expressly conceived for the Tents Campaign, and by ensuring the presence of testimonials who could be present either in person or teleconferenced from the various countries to tell their personal experiences and present the Foundation.

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The Network is supported not only for event organization but is involved each year in a scientific discussion and analysis within the Foundation. On April 18th, 2009 in Milan over 200 people from all over Italy participated in the study day dedicated to AVSI Points and titled "Are the Tents and AVSI Points the expression of someone in action?". Through a critical interpretation of the projects and support activities, it was clearly documented that what supports and inspires people to express themselves is desire. Such desire is the same everywhere, in complex disadvantaged circumstances like the favelas of South America as well as in Italy where fundraising initiatives and events are staged and opportunities for support are created. The unexpected confirmation of such a large scale involvement of friends and supporters is an extremely important fact. Its significance goes beyond the Tents Campaign and increasingly shapes the work which AVSI is doing in the world: The people supports us!


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Private donors partnership and development

In the business world people think nearly exclusively of power, money and success and they tend

often times tend to forget the human aspect by overlooking the fundamental values governing our lives. Through our support to AVSI we strive to re-appropriate the principle of life sharing, of helping our neighbours and lending a virtual hand to those who are most in need

Emilio Cremonesi, Managing Director NessPRO Italy

It is more than a mere donation, it is a network of relationships where the boundary line between benefactors and beneficiaries becomes blurred, as both benefactors and beneficiaries share the same fate. In 2009 there were 31,000 Private Donors (of which 29,505 were distance supporters), which helped AVSI's

An opportunity to discover the beauty of one's own job from within a company, seen as a contribution to personal development and dignity, is what became apparent with the initiative of company ABB. In 2009 on

work in Italy and worldwide with donations - private donations amounted to â&#x201A;Ź 2,220,000 in 2009 - and fund raising activities conducted among employed staff. This helped support children as well as whole classes of children from a distance with competences, participation and personal involvement with AVSI's activities and turned into a real development process.

Women's Day the company management donated to all the female staff a necklace with "paper pearls" made by the women who live in the Kireka slums in Kampala, in Uganda.

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part two social and environmental report The same holds true for Gruppo Mistral Tour whose collaboration with AVSI finds its collocation in the framework of reflections about labor and daily ex-

periences of planning travel worldwide. The Group's management was fully supported and encouraged by the rest of staff:

Working in these countries we felt that their experiences were ours, to the point that we naturally ended up

accompanying their development process (â&#x20AC;Ś). In this viewpoint there are no more differences between those who make profits by organizing tours and tourist excursions and those who build schools in Africa. They are all part of that bigger design which they were assigned. In time, this education makes work more dignified and well balanced.

Michele Serra

The increased attention paid to the issues of social impact and influence in the areas of intervention is what prompted a collaboration between AVSI and ENI, the Italian energy company. AVSI entered into an agreement with Eni to conduct studies on socio-economic and environmental problems and prepare sustainable development plans in collaboration with the local commu-

nities and physicial realities of the areas of Western Africa where ENI is active with fuel extraction and production. An NGO is in a position to facilitate a constructive and sustainable relationship between companies and the territories. Companies become crucial, social factors for the development of people and generate job opportunities, education, healthcare. Ultimately, these connections impro-

AVSI has been active in many countries in the world

for many years now. It is a highly valuable partner for Eni to implement projects based on a joint premise: big international profit and nonprofit players must not impose, rather they should identify and share important solutions to challenging problems together with the local organizations.

Sabina Ratti â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sustainability Manager at Eni

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This concept looks at development a collaboration with local entities and represents one of the milestones of AVSI in Brazil where a partnership with Italian FIAT Group is currently implementing a project for urban upgrading and poverty

reduction. This socio-economic project addresses 35,000 inhabitants of favela Jardim Teresopolis, situated in the vicinity of a the large Fiat factory in Betim (Belo Horizonte).

Fiat is proud that they helped launch a project called "Ă rvore da Vida"

featuring a variety of ideas, initiatives, demands, abilities. (â&#x20AC;Ś) The main project partner is highly involved in the project: the community, made up of people resident in the local territory. This relationship is based on respect, real partnership and dialog, founded on giving support to individuals and rejecting a culture of dependency. In these five years AVSI's program became an opportunity for many people by proposing a new life perspective. The figures are amazing: 8,000 beneficiaries. The existing initiatives were enhanced and community leaders became protagonists of development. Ă rvore da Vida gives value to what is necessary: human and social capital.

Cledorvino Bellini, President of Fiat Group Brazil

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Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo courtesy Fabrizio Lava


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Economic profile of the activities Efficiency index Efficiency of foundraising activities Balance Sheet 2009 Profit and Loss Account 2009 Auditor' Report

The person is hungry for beauty, truth and good.

This hunger expresses itself in various forms and needs support and education before it can be fully accomplished. What is needed is not constraints or indicators, it is friendship and an encounter of those personal qualities that Pope Benedict XVI called innate dignity. Alberto Piatti, Secretary General of AVSI, Rome, Farnesina, G8 Development Side Event "The Human Being at the Core of Development Policies", 11 June, 2009


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Economic profile of the activities This section of the social report will highlight the sources and allocation of contributed funds as well as how effectively such resources have been used.

Origin of financial resources

2006 Value

2007 %

Value

2008 %

Value

2009 %

Value

%

Private donors - distance support

8.408

32%

9.630

31%

11.540

35%

9.615

33%

Private donors

4.765

18%

5.976

19%

5.485

16%

3.671

13%

Total from private donors

13.173 50%

15.606 50%

17.025 51%

13.286 45%

Decentralized cooperation

588

2%

845

3%

716

2%

854

3%

CEI

205

1%

190

1%

108

0%

292

1%

UE

5.471

21%

4.678

15%

6.256

19%

4.886

17%

Ministry of Foreign Affairs/DAS and 8 permille/CAI funds

3.096

12%

5.520

18%

4.805

14%

4.460

15%

International Organizations

3.818

14%

4.433

14%

4.478

13%

5.549

19%

Total public donors

13.178 50%

15.666 50%

16.363 49%

16.041 55%

TOTAL RESOURCES

26.351 100%

31.272 100%

33.388 100%

29.326 100%

The funding sources over a four-year period (2006-2009) in the table above show that there was a reduction in the total funds raised mainly due to the world economic crisis which was at its height in 2009. This factor mainly weighed on the funds raised from private donors which went down from â&#x201A;Ź17,025,000 in 2008 to â&#x201A;Ź13,286,000 in 2009. In contrast, this had smaller repercussions on public fundraising, characterized by middle and long-term projects.

Trend of funding 35.000.000

25.000.000

33.388

31.272

30.000.000

29.326

26.351

20.000.000 15.000.000 10.000.000 5.000.000 2006

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2008

2009


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Trend of private and public funding

private

public

private

private

10.000

public

14.000 12.000

public

16.000

private

18.000

public

The ratio between private and public funding has remained steady over the years.

8.000 6.000

2006

2007

2008

2009

Development indicator The following table shows the change in private and institutional funding with respect to the base index for year 2006 = 100.

Indices

2006

2007

2008

2009

Private donors

100

118

129

101

Public donors

100

119

124

122

Total

100

119

127

111

Allocation of funds by geographic areas

GEOGRAPHIC AREAS

2006 Value

2007 %

Value

2008 %

Value

2009 Value

%

%

15.189

58%

17.055

55%

19.154

57%

16.455

56%

835

3%

545

2%

612

2%

626

2%

Eastern Europe

2.118

8%

3.168

10%

2.309

7%

1.932

7%

Middle East

2.287

9%

2.602

8%

2.083

6%

1.822

6%

Latin America and the Caribbean

5.922

22%

7.902

25%

9.230

28%

8.491

29%

Africa Asia

Total

26.351 100%

31.272 100%

33.388 100%

29.326 100%

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Allocation of funds by geographic area in 2009 Middle East 6% Asia 2% Eastern Europe 7%

Africa 56%

Latin America and the Caribbean 29%

Efficiency index

The indices used by AVSI Foundation include those used by Charity Navigator, the US national evaluator of nonprofit organizations (www.charitynavigator.org). Charity Navigator provides a guide with information on how to make donations to the worthiest agencies. The indices chosen refer to the percentage ratio between institutional, fundraising and organization expenses and total expenses incurred by the Foundation.

Expenses allocation 2009

Type of expenses

Project expenses

2009

%

25.759

87%

3.029

10%

946

3%

Organization expenses Fundraising expenses Total expenses

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Fundraising expenses 3% Project expenses 87%


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Efficiency of fundraising activities Year 2009 16.000.000 14.000.000

14.033.000

12.000.000 10.000.000 8.000.000 6.000.000 4.000.000 2.000.000

946.197 Fundraising costs

Fundraising income

Fundraising index Fundraising index 2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

average over 5 years

0,05

0,07

0,06

0,05

0,07

0,06

Key to funding sources Sources

Description

Private donors for distance support

Funds raised by families, groups, corporate staff for distance support of one or more children.

Various private donors

Donations from private agencies, companies and/or individuals to support specific projects. Funds raised during the traditional "Tents" campaign, implemented with the collaboration of thousands of volunteers who promote hundreds of events (dinners, shows, meetings…) throughout Italy.

Decentralized cooperation

Under Law no. 68/93, Municipalities and Provinces may allocate an amount not higher than 8‰ of the sum of the first three items of their income to support development cooperation projects and international solidarity. The same is provided for by various regional acts.

CEI

Italian Bishops' Conference

UE

European Union (various funding areas: food security, environment, human rights, co-funding of NGOs, fight against AIDS, emergency relief through ECHO, rehabilitation, etc.)

MAE

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

DAS

Former Department for Social Affairs of the Presidency of the Council. DAS used to fund social projects, including international humanitarian projects (particularly in Albania).

8 permille funds

Presidential Decree no. 76 of March 10th, 1998, outlines the procedure for the allocation of an 8‰ share of Income Tax on Physical Persons paid to the Treasury(IRPEF). The programs entitled to funding include extraordinary interventions against starvation worldwide, natural disasters and support to refugees.

CAI

Committee for International Adoptions of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

International Organizations

Funds contributed by international organizations and agencies to support development activities.

5 permille funds

This provision is contained in the Budget Law, establishing that individual taxpayers can allocate 5 permille of their IRPEFtax to provide financial aid to agencies conducting socially relevant activities (e.g. non profit activities, scientific and healthcare-related research).

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Annual report 12/31/2009 and 12/31/2008 – Assets Amounts in Euros

ASSETS INTANGIBLE ASSETS Statutory changes Software expenses Quality certification Improvements on third party's assets

12/31/2009

12/31/2008

– 26.228 3.108 55.691

– 40.585 2.346 43.002 85.027

TANGIBLE ASSETS Land and buildings Plants and machinery Motor vehicles Office furniture Electronic office equipment

1.727.181 12.938 – 18.022 28.742

85.933 1.055.012 14.687 – 18.962 33.418

1.786.883 FINANCIAL ASSETS Participations in other companies

112.981

TOTAL FIXED ASSETS RECEIVABLES Receivables from private donors Receivables from social security institutions Receivables from tax authorities Other receivables Receivables from institutional donors _ Total projects funded by the Italian Government _ Projects funded by the European Union _ Projects funded by international organizations _ Projects funded by CEI _ Projects funded by local Agencies

1.122.078 112.981

112.981

112.981

1.984.890

1.320.992

1.113.622 14.311 114 28.985

1.573.761 12.780 114 2.193

9.312.603 5.026.225 7.171.589 180.800 464.649

13.369.657 4.827.063 9.065.833 242.120 738.817 22.155.866

2.482 –

2.482

2.482 –

2.482

From foreign subsidiaries _ payable within the next year _ payable beyond the next year

184.669 –

184.669

324.631 –

324.631

FINANCIAL ASSETS OTHER THAN FIXED ASSETS Others securities CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS Total bank and post deposits Cash at hand FINANCIAL ASSETS OTHER THAN

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28.243.491

From the counterparts _ payable within the next year _ payable beyond the next year

38.607

5.523.987 31.104

5.555.091

339.595

4.204.819 38.752

4.243.572

29.093.747

34.742.621

FIXED ASSETS

4.930

3.419

TOTAL ASSETS

31.083.567

36.067.031

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Annual report 12/31/2009 and 12/31/2008 – Liabilities Amounts in Euros

LIABILITIES

12/31/2009

Membership fees Accumulated fund

12/31/2008 40.918 478.503

40.918 478.503

Variation to accumulated fund _ Adjustments to accumulated fund _ Membership fees paid in the year _ Profit (loss) of the year

– 123.877

– 476.251 –

– 306.209

– 430.087

NET EQUITY SEVERANCE PAY OF EMPLOYED STAFF MIDDLE/LONG TERM LIABILITIES _ Loans

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TO PROJECTS _ payable within the next year _ payable beyond the next year PAYABLES TO PROJECTS _ Italian Government _ European Union _ International organizations _ Local agencies _ CEI _ International Adoptions _ Private Donors _ Distance support ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TO SUPPLIERS _ payable within the next year _ payable beyond the next year ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TO PROJECT STAFF _ payable within the next year _ payable beyond the next year ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TO STAFF IN THE MAIN OFFICES _ payable within the next year _ payable beyond the next year ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TO TAX AUTHORITIES _ payable within the next year _ payable beyond the next year ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TO SOCIAL SECURITY INSTITUTIONS _ payable within the next year _ payable beyond the next year ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TO OTHERS _ payable within the next year _ payable beyond the next year

464.305

405.734

288.835

799.996

37 –

37

27.870.428

11.774.857 4.732.708 10.143.972 533.374 392.030 64.907 1.777.618 4.350.458

33.769.924

857.370

425.962 –

425.962

48.308

48.271 –

48.271

345.749

360.550 –

360.550

67.689

56.515 –

56.515

95.008

95.094 –

95.094

182.627

220.332 –

220.332

48.308

345.749

67.689

95.008

182.627

ACCRUALS AND DEFERRALS TOTAL NET EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

288.835

799.996

857.370

TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

INTERIM ACCOUNTS SURETIES FROM THIRD PARTIES _ Guarantees released by banks _ Commitments with third parties COMMITMENTS FOR PROJECTS _ Own commitments for projects TOTAL INTERIM ACCOUNTS

395.543

262.516

8.004.027 4.756.699 6.508.171 271.209 186.305 55.848 3.350.395 4.737.774

– 123.877

89.333

262.516

TOTAL MIDDLE/LONG TERM LIABILITIES

– 352.373

30.267.176

34.976.682

237

237

31.083.567

36.067.031

12/31/2009

12/31/2008 2.117.845

1.513.415

2.273.616 4.391.461

899.078 2.412.493

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part three facts and figures Annual report 12/31/2009 and 12/31/2008 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Profit and loss account Amounts in Euros

PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT

2009 3.957.310

4.576.335

Contributed income from the European Union Contributed income from International Organizations Contributed income from local Agencies Contributed income from CEI Contributed income from Private Donors Contributed income from Private Donors Distance support (SAD) to institutional projects Contributed income from Private Donors Distance support (SAD) Contributed income for projects Contributed income from the Italian Government Contributed income from the European Union Contributed income from International Organizations Contributed income from local Agencies and CEI Contributed income from Private Donors Contributed income Distance support (SAD) Contributed income from International Adoptions Contributed income due to organization expenses

4.648.281 5.236.552 847.820 292.725 2.419.236 5.739.911 2.874.894

5.828.823 4.146.862 716.327 107.745 4.507.792 5.722.182 4.803.913 26.016.729

502.965 237.923 312.337 5.936 1.043.889 1.000.220 206.917

TOTAL CONTRIBUTED INCOME Expenses incurred + funds transferred for projects Total projects funded by the Italian Government Projects funded by the European Union Projects funded by international organizations Projects funded by local Agencies Projects funded by CEI Projects funded by SAD Projects funded by private donors Expenses for project-dedicated staff

(2.782.962) (4.022.487) (4.416.668) (493.640) (227.366) (2.875.709) (6.903.388)

TOTAL PROJECT EXPENSES Expenses for staff in the main offices Other organization expenses _ Expenses for raw materials, subsidiary and consumption materials _ Services _ Travel and transportation _ Expenses for third parties' goods _ Other management expenses Amortization and depreciation _ Amortization of intangible assets _ Depreciation of tangible assets _ Provisions and depreciation Costs transferred to project management

(100.567) (741.847) (225.022) (251.447) (13.838) (26.784) (75.400) 0

TOTAL ORGANIZATION EXPENSES OPERATING RESULT Other financial revenue Revenue from securities in circulating assets Other revenue Interest and other financial expenses

667 122.298

30.409.980 229.070 427.533 330.845 0 834.518 1.013.536 142.438

3.310.186

2.977.940

29.326.915

33.387.920

(21.722.220) (4.037.236)

(3.153.676) (5.009.555) (3.432.143) (400.973) (137.745) (4.070.192) (9.895.965)

(26.100.249) (4.189.935)

(25.759.456)

(30.290.183)

(2.673.180)

(2.532.655)

(1.332.720)

(102.185) 146.198

(112.988) (676.398) (268.500) (215.071) (39.140) (36.277) (43.735) (113.141)

(1.312.097)

(193.152) 210.647

(3.961.887)

(3.827.258)

(394.428)

(729.520)

122.965 (25.561)

9.178 161.552

170.731 (48.499)

FINANCIAL REVENUE AND EXPENSES

97.405

122.231

Extraordinary revenue Extraordinary expenses

13.195 (5.328)

1.280.364 (30.409)

EXTRAORDINARY REVENUE AND EXPENSES Adjustments to accounts payable in currencies other than the Euro (capital gain on projects) Provision for project receivables depreciation Adjustments to accounts receivables in currencies other than the Euro (capital loss on projects) ADJUSTMENTS ON PROJECTS INCOME BEFORE TAXES Taxes of the year PROFIT/LOSS OF THE YEAR

70

2008

Contributed income from the Italian Government

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7.868 233.908 (1.281) (229.375)

1.249.955 308.193 (115.511) (459.551)

3.251

(266.869)

(285.905)

375.798

(20.304)

(23.424)

(306.209)

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part four AVSI offices and Network

AVSI Offices Italy

Latin America and the Caribbean

MILAN

Santa Fe c/o ACDI – Asociación Cultural para el Desarrollo Integral La Rioja 2350 S3000BXD – Santa Fe Ph.: +54 342 4566 049 Fax: +54 342 4521 227 filippo.cavaleri@avsi.org

Via Legnone, 4 20158 Milano Ph.: 02 6749 881 Fax: 02 6749 0056 milano@avsi.org

CESENA Via Padre Vicinio da Sarsina, 216 47521 Cesena Ph.: 0547 360 811 Fax: 0547 611 290 cesena@avsi.org

NAPLES Via del Duomo 314 80133 Napoli Ph.: 081 283 885 Fax: 081 202 526 napoli.adint@avsi.org

ROME Via Michele Amari, 7 00179 Roma Cell: 366 1966 117 roma@avsi.org

North America CANADA

Toronto AVSI Canada 100 Devenport Road Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1H7 Ph.: +1 416 537 4129 Fax: +1 416 537 8441 avsicanada@gmail.com

USA

Washington c/o AVSI-USA DC Office 529 14th street NW suite 994 Washington, DC 20045 Ph./fax: +1 202 429 9009 infoavsi-usa@avsi.org www.avsi-usa.org

ARGENTINA

BRAZIL

Belo Horizonte Rua Joventina da Rocha, 211 Barrio Heliópolis – CEP 31 760 030 Belo Horizonte – MG Ph.: +55 31 2103 2700 Fax: +55 31 2103 2725 gianfranco.commodaro@avsi.org Rio de Janeiro c/o CDM - Cooperação para o Desenvolvimento e Morada Humana Rua Euclides da Rocha, 376 Bairro: Copacabana CEP 22.031-100 - Rio de Janeiro Ph./Fax: +55 21 2236 5563 paola.gaggini@avsi.org Salvador Bahia Rua Almirante Barroso, n° 344 Casa Rio Vermelho - 41.950-350 Salvador Bahia Ph.: +55 71 3334 2858 Fax: +55 71 3334 6098 fabrizio.pellicelli@avsi.org

HAITI

Port-au-Prince 19 Ruelle Manganes Petion Ville, BP 15540 Port-au-Prince Ph.: +509 3525 3497 fiammetta.cappellini@avsi.org

ECUADOR

Quito Av. Amazonas 4769 y Gaspar De Villareal Ed. Reinoso, 2º P, Of 204 Quito Ph.: +593 2 3381917 stefania.famlonga@avsi.org

MEXICO

Oaxaca c/o DIJO - Desarrollo Integral de la Juventud Oaxaqueña AC Calle Mitla N. 302 Colonia San Josè La Noria 68120 - Oaxaca Ph./Fax: +52 951 5138 181 rosanna.stanchi@avsi.org

PERU

Lima Calle Germán Schreiber 230 San Isidro 27 Lima Ph.: +51 1 4215 104 Fax: +51 1 4215 414 22 daniela.altini@avsi.org

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Africa BURUNDI

Bujumbura B.P. 3307 Bujumbura 23, AV. Du 18 Septembre Kabondo Ph.: +257 2225 2579 Fax.: +257 2225 2580 monica.treu@avsi.org

IVORY COAST

Abidjan II Plateaux, Boulevard Latrille 1er étage, Galerie Santa Maria 06 BP 1980 Abidjan 06 Ph.: +225 22429950 carlo.zorzi@avsi.org

KENYA

Nairobi P.O. Box 759 00618 Ruaraka, Nairobi Ph.: +254 20-8562453 leonida.capobianco@avsi.org

NIGERIA

Lagos c/o St. Kizito Clinic P.O. Box 50928 Falomo, Lagos Illasan Housing Estate Jakande, Lekki, Lagos Ph.: +234 1 76 11787 barbara.pepoli@avsi.org

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Goma Avenue des Ibis, 134 Goma Ph.: +88 163 1414 755 barbara.bergamini@avsi.org

RWANDA

Kigali Kimihurura - Rugando (Ville de Kigali) Parcelle 773 B.P. 3185 riccardo.bevilacqua@avsi.org

SIERRA LEONE

Freetown c/o FHM – Family Homes Movement 8b Lower Parsonage Street – Kissy Freetown Ph.: +232-22-220165 anton.barbu@avsi.org

SUDAN

Isohe Eastern Equatoria State Ikotos Country - Isohe Ph.: +88-21621364655 andrea.bianchi@avsi.org

UGANDA

Kampala Ggaba Road – Plot 1119 P.O. Box 6785 – Kampala Ph.: +256 41 501 604/05 Fax: +256 41 501 606 john.makoha@avsi.org

Eastern Europe and Asia ALBANIA

Tirana c/o SHIS – Shoqata Internacionale per Solidaritetin Rruga Vaçe Zela Kp 108 Tirana Ph./fax: +355 42 694 51 federico.berto@avsi.org

KAZAKHSTAN

Almaty c/o MASP – International Association for Social Projects 318, Bogenbai batyr Str. 480019 Almaty Ph./fax: +7 32 7255 9810 silvia.galbiati@avsi.org

KOSOVO

Peye/Pek AVSI Kosovo Rr, Nënë Tereza, 23 30000 Peje/Pek Ph./fax: +381 39432 315 marash.kukeli@avsi.org

LITHUANIA

Vilnius c/o SOTAS Social service volunteers Kalvariju g. 159 LT - 08313 Vilnius Ph./fax: +370 52121 453

RUSSIAN FEDERATION Novosibirsk Agenzia per il lavoro culturale e sociale Office 153a Krasnij Prospekt 630049 Novosibirsk - Maksora Ph.: +7 383 2360 696 Fax: +7 383 3251 998 rosalba.armando@avsi.org

RUMANIA

Bucarest c/o FDP - Fundatia Dezvoltarea Popoarelor Sos. Pantellimon, 300 etaj 3, sector 2, RO - 021655 Bucarest Ph.: +40 21 255 2258/61 Fax: +40 21 255 2259 simona.carobene@avsi.org

MYANMAR

Yangon Building No. 270, 6-B Lucky Nice II Tower (near Dagon Centre), Pyay Road, Myay Ni Gone San Chaung Township, Yangon, Union of Myanmar luciano.valla@avsi.org

THAILAND

Bangkok 199/32 Soi Amorn, Nang Linchee Rd. Chongnonzee, Yannawa, Bangkok 10120 Ph. 66 (0)2 286 9812 Fax 66 (0)2 286 9822 luciano.valla@avsi.org


AVSI offices and Network fourth part

Middle East

LATIN AMERICA

JORDAN

ACDI Asociación Cultural para el Desarrollo Integral La Rioja 2350 – S3000BXD Santa Fe – Argentina Ph.: +54 342 4566 049 Fax: +54 342 4521 227 www.acdi.org.ar

Khalda – Amman Marj Al-Hamam Street, 2 P.O. Box 3004 11821 Amman - Jordan Ph./fax: +962 6 5517765 simon.suweis@avsi.org

LEBANON

Jounieh – Ghadir Rue St. Fawka Centre Jean Paul II Building (5th floor) 1200 Jounieh Ph./fax: +961 9 637 748 marco.perini@avsi.org

ISRAEL

Jerusalem Fondazione AVSI Jaffa Gate P.O. Box 557 91004 Jerusalem Ph./fax : +972 2 6274793 alberto.repossi@avsi.org

AVSI Network ITALY

Associazione Famiglie per l’accoglienza Via M. Melloni, 27 20136 Milano Ph.: +39 02 7000 6152 Fax: +39 02 7000 6156 segreteria.nazionale@famiglieperaccoglienza.it Associazione per l’Uganda Via Piave, 12 21020 Cazzago Trebbia (VA) Ph.: +39 0332 964334 AVSI Alto Adige – Südtirol Piazza Mazzini 49 39100 Bolzano Ph.: 0471-285816 – 0347-2449432 Fax: 0471-288334 avsiaast@freemail.it EDUS – Educazione e Sviluppo Via Zambra 11 – 38100 Trento Ph.: +39 0461 421 977 Fax: +39 0461 407 024 info@educazionesviluppo.org www.educazionesviluppo.org

Argentina

Obra del Padre Mario Pantaleo Calle Mario Pantaleo 201 Esq. Sanabria – 1759 Gonzáles Catan (1759) Buenos Aires – Argentina Ph.: + 54 0220 2420 726 Fax.: +54 0220 2424 711 www.padremario.org

Brazil

CDM – Cooperação para o Desenvolvimento e Morada Humana Rua Joventina da Rocha, 211 Bairro Heliopolis – CEP 31 760 030 Belo Horizonte – MG Ph.: 0055 31 2103 2700 Fax: 0055 31 2103 2725 belohorizonte@cdm.org.br CODESC – Instituto de Cooperação e Desenvolvimento Social Rua Capitao Salomao, 89 2 andar CJ2 – Centro 01304 – 010 São Paulo Ph.: +55 11 282 263 Fax: +55 11 227 2214 america2000@uol.com.br

Chile

Fundación Domus Barros Arana 758, San Bernardo Santiago del Cile Ph.: +56 2 8594 658 Fax: +56 2 8582 368 bolivar.a@terra.cl

Mexico

CSJ – Centro de Solidaridad Juvenil A. C. Calle 9 s/n entre 4 y 6, Samulà 24090 – Campeche Ph.: +52 981 8126 336 Fax: +52 981 8125 299 csjac@prodigy.net.mx DIJO – Desarrollo Integral de la Juventud Oaxaqueña AC Calle Mitla N. 302 Colonia San Josè La Noria 68120 – Oaxaca Ph./fax: +52 951 5138 181 dijoeduc@prodigy.net.mx

NORTH AMERICA AVSI-USA 125 Maiden Lane 15th Floor, New York, NY 10038 Ph./fax: +1 212 4908 043 infoavsi-usa@avsi.org www.avsi-usa.org

AVSI Canada 100 Devenport Road Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1H7 Ph.: +1 416 537 4129 Fax: +1 416 537 8441 avsicanada@gmail.com

EUROPE Albania

SHIS – Shoqata Internacionale per Solidaritetin Rruga Vaçe Zela Kp 108 Tirana Ph./fax: +355 422 632 09 shis@shisalbania.org

Bulgaria

APSI Bulgaria – Associazione per il sostegno delle iniziative sociali Sede legale: Via Kniaz Boris I, 74 Sede operativa: Via Oboristhe, 36 1504 Sofia Ph./fax:+359 294 318 65 apsi_bulgaria@abv.bg www.apsi.jimdo.com

Germany

Support International e V. Pater-Ingbert-Naab-Strasse, 24 D-85072 Eichstätt Ph.: +49 8421 902 194 Fax: +49 8421 902 621 mail@supportinternational.de

Lithuania

SOTAS – Social service volunteers Kalvariju g. 159 LT - 08313 Vilnius Ph./fax: +370 52121 453 sotas.vilnius@sotas.org

Poland

AVSI Polska Organizacja Pozytku Publicznego Ul. Krolewska 16 Saski Crescent 00 -103 Warsaw, Poland Ph.: +48 22 5768 000 Fax: +48 22 8252 222 digilio@avsipolska.org www.avsipolska.org

Portugal

VIDA – Voluntariado Internacional para O Desenvolvimento Africano Calçada do Cembro 61,1° andar 1200 – 111 – Lisbona Ph.: +351 21 3433 022 Fax: +351 21 3422 021 vida@vida.org.pt www.africacomvida.blogspot.com

Republic of San Marino AVSI San Marino Via G. Babboni, 17 47899 Serravalle – S. Marino Ph.: +378 0549 900 759 Fax: +378 0549 904 253 info@avsisanmarino.sm

Russian Federation MAKSORA Agenzia per il lavoro culturale e sociale Office 153a Krasnij Prospekt 630049 Novosibirsk Ph.: +7 383 2360 696 Fax: +7 383 3251 998 info@maksora.ru www.maksora.ru

Rumania

FDP – Fundatia Dezvoltarea Popoarelor Sos. Pantelimon nr. 300 etaj 3, sector 2, RO - 021655 Bucarest Ph.: +40 21 255 2258/61 Fax: +40 21 255 2259 bucuresti@fdpsr.ro

Spain

CESAL – Centro de Estudio y Solidaridad con América Latina c/o Siena, 15 Bajo 28027 Madrid Ph.: +34 91 3597 906 Fax: +34 91 3450 579 secretaria@cesal.org

Switzerland

AVAID – Association des Volontaires pour l’Aide au Développement Corso Pestalozzi, 14 Quartiere Maghetti 6900 Lugano Ph./fax: +41 91 9211 393 info@avaid.ch www.avaid.ch

AFRICA Kenya

COWA – Companionship of Works Association P.O. Box 759 Ruaraka 00618 Nairobi Ph.: +254 2 6752 568 Fax: +254 2 8560 321 St. Kizito Vocational Training Institute P.O. Box 759 Ruaraka 00618 Nairobi Ph.: +254 2 6752 568 Fax: +254 2 8560 321 info@stkizito.com www.stkizito.com

Mozambique

Khandlelo – Associação Para Desevolvimento Juvenil Rua Dr. Redondo, 52 R/C - C.Postal 33 Maputo Ph.: +258 21 302 015

Nigeria

The Seed Registred Trustee km 13th, Epe-Expressway Ikate Elegushi, Lekki, Lagos Ph.: +234 1 7613 181 theseed.education@yahoo.com St. Kizito Clinic Ilasan Housing Estate Ilasan Housing Estate Jakande, Lekki, Lagos Ph.: +234 1 7741 440/ +234 1 7736 393 avsinig@yahoo.com

Sierra Leone

FHM Family Homes Movement 8b Lower Parsonage Street – Kissy Freetown Ph.: +232-22-220165

Uganda

COWA – Companionship of Works Association Plot 567 Kiwumulo Road Kamuli – Kireka P.O. Box 8868 – Kampala Tel.: +256 41 4288443 Fax: +256 41 4505698 cowavtc@africaonline.co.ug Meeting Point International P.O. Box 21261 – Kampala Tel.: +256 41 222698 meetingpointint@infocom.co.ug Meeting Point Kitgum P.O. Box 96 – Kitgum

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Kenya. Photo by Brett Morton

When a person' s heart is touched,

be they project beneficiaries or project operators, something awakens inside and the results are often unpredictable.

Chiara Mezzalira, pediatrician


AVSI Foundation extends special thanks to:

Consumatori Nordest

Unicoop Tirreno

FONDAZIONE

MONTE DEI PASCHI DI SIENA


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Social Report AVSI 2009  

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