We are World Friends

Defending rights today to guarantee them tomorrow

All human beings have the right to live a healthy and dignified life, receive an appropriate education, find a job and have a home for themselves and their family. However, even today fundamental rights are not respected for millions of people in world peripheries, where poverty and social injustices are over the edge. This is why we have chosen to start from the slums, the huge shantytowns of African megalopolises, where the need is extreme.

We work today to provide the services needed to live a full and healthy life. Because health is key to development. We promote education and professional training to overcome the root of problems and ensure lasting change in the future.

How we work

For twenty years we have invested all our energies in the integral promotion of the people we work alongside. All our projects are born "With the head in the South", directly on the territory: we work in close collaboration with the local community, which remains for us the irreplaceable subject of development. In our interventions we mainly employ local staff, who will in turn become promoter of development and well-being in their own country.

We carry out an in-depth analysis of the needs of the territory, listening to and engaging with the local population. We always act in response to a request or a concrete need of the community and we promote the training of personnel. To ensure the success of our projects, we are present with an office in each of the locations where we work.

3000 saved children
20 active projects
10 years of experience

Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the United Nations Organization launched a new program to contribute to sustainable global development, necessary to promote the well-being of mankind and the protection of the environment. Better known as the 2030 Agenda, this program is made up of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are mutualy connected and the achievement of each implies the progress of the others. The ultimate goal is the end of poverty, inequality and the promotion of social and economic development, as well as the protection of the environment. With our work in world peripheries we contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. Seven of these are pursued in all the interventions we promote:

Zero poverty · Eradicating hunger · Health and well-being · Quality education

Gender equality · Clean water and sanitation · Reduce inequalities

Our vision

The General Assembly of the United Nations adopts the the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December 1948. It is a fundamental document, in which the inalienable rights of every human being are declared for the first time in Article 25. Human Rights are the beating heart of the Sustainable Development Goals and the minimum condition for their achievement. For this reason our work draws strength and raison d'etre from the respect and promotion of fundamental rights, the first of which we believe to be the Right to Health. We dream a world where there is no need to defend Human Rights. Right to health. We dream of a world where there is no need to defend Human Rights.

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Executive Board

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If you too share our values, join us in guaranteeing the rights of the most vulnerable.