Who we are
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
In 2007 our president and founder Diego Masi entered Korogocho slum, in Nairobi, for the first time, along with his wife, Daria, and Edmond, the headmaster of a little school lying in the heart of the slum. Here, they were strongly hit by what they saw and felt while driving and walking along those streets. The smell of the rubbish, the shacks, one close to the other, the lack of clean water, hygiene and electricity. But also, they were astonished by the spontaneous joy of the people they met on their way, especially by children’s smiles while they were playing, tumbling and running in the middle of filth.
When they came upon that little school attended by 150 children, they decided to support it.
This is how it all began.
Twins International is an Italian private Onlus association, apolitical and irreligious, which works in Kenya. Since 2007 we have been developing Alice for Children’s projects to support especially distressed and vulnerable children.
Today we support about 2,500 children and we operate in Nairobi’s slums and in the rural area of Rombo, at Kilimanjaro’s slopes.
Alice for Children’s projects work in Africa in order to start programs which guarantee a right nutrition and to give more and more orphans the opportunity to enter schools, to have a high-quality education, to attend vocational courses and to get all instruments which can be fundamental to have a future, an adequate job and to live in dignity.
We pay a special attention to the fight against AIDS/HIV; in particular, we guarantee medical assistance to all people who benefit from our projects. We try to make women’s voice heard, in order to claim for their right to equality, which is too often denied in developing countries like Kenya.
Twins International Onlus works thanks to a structure that is as simple as possible, having the smallest number of employees and groups of volunteers who help both in Africa and in Italy.
SOME FIGURES ABOUT US
- 3 SCHOOLS
- 1 MUSIC SCHOOL
- 1 PROFESSIONAL ITALIAN FOOD ACADEMY
- 2 CHILDREN’S HOMES
- 200 ORFANI SOSTENUTI, TRA BAMBINI OSPITATI NELLE NOSTRE CASE E RAGAZZI CON ACCESSO ALLE SCUOLE SECONDARIE E PROFESSIONALI
- 512 CHILDREN BENEFITING FROM EDUCATION AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
- 684 BAMBINI CON ACCESSO COMPLETO ALL’ISTRUZIONE E ALLE CURE MEDICHE
- 20 CHILDREN REINSTATED IN THEIR FAMILIES EACH YEARBAMBINI REINTEGRATI IN FAMIGLIA OGNI ANNO