DURING THE CEREMONY TO CELEBRATE KENYA SCOUTS ASSOCIATION’S PATRONS DAY ON NOVEMBER 24TH, UHURU KENYATTA RECOGNIZED AVSI FOR ITS SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO PEACE BUILDING IN GARISSA COUNTY, IN NORTH EAST KENYA
Between 2015 and 2018, the family resilience project reintegrated children, prevented separation and re-separation of children. Supported by the USAID-funded aspires project led by FHI360, AVSI, together with ReTrak, Companionship of Works Association (COWA) and Fruits of Charity Foundation (FCF), helped 650 households
AVSI, in partnership with UNHCR, manages three reception centers in Boa Vista and helps more than 1,500 people every day. People who arrive at the centers are exhausted, and feel hopeless. They need everything: food, clothes, healthcare and, above all, they need to feel there’s a possibility for a future in their new home.
Dante’s masterpiece performed on stage by 150 students from schools located in one of the largest slums in Africa in a unique project designed by Marco Martinelli, founder of the Teatro Delle Albe and promoted bt AVSI
On September 25th, AVSI co-hosted with the Italian Permanent Mission to the United Nations and No Peace Without Justice the event “From Vulnerable to Protagonist: Empowering Women”
On September 14, addressing the participants of a meeting to discuss the responses to the crisis in Syria and Iraq, the Holy Father praised the great work carried out through the open hospitals project to provide healthcare to the poorest in Syria
Led by the World Food Program (WFP), the “Integrated Support for Sustainable School Canteens and Early Grade Reading” program will contribute to the sustainability of school canteens in 613 schools in seven regions in the next five years
Renato Da Silva Junior harbours ambitions of becoming a lawyer. There is just one obstacle: he is a quarter of the way through serving a 20-year jail sentence for murder.
“My dreams are bigger than my mistakes,” says Da Silva, a slightly built man with a broad smile. “I am doing everything to get out of here as soon as I can.”
Da Silva, 28, an inmate at the men’s prison in Itaúna, a town in Minas Gerais, south-east Brazil, is chipping away at his sentence and has already reduced it by two years through work and study at the Association for Protection and Assistance to Convicts (Apac) prison. Here, inmates wear their own clothes, prepare their own food and are even in charge of security. At an Apac jail, there are no guards or weapons, and inmates literally hold the keys.
During 2018 Festival of Friendship, AVSI-USA discussed moving from how we face immigration in the abstract to how we face immigrants – telling real stories of real people