2018 was for Kito Onlus a year of consolidation and expansion. As the report at the link shows, the Association reached great achievements this year, concluding already started projects and starting new ones.
In 2018 the reconstruction of the elementary school in Banilad was concluded. The building, consisting of 3 classrooms for 200 sqm, is completely operative. Moreover, thanks to the use of local materials and the great participation of local volunteers, that permitted the reduction of the costs, it was possible to build pit-latrines for the students, who were totally deprived of.
Moreover, thanks to the success of this last initiative, Kito Onlus started a new project, regarding the construction of pit-latrines (2 toilettes and 1 bathtub) in 13 primary schools in the island of Mindoro. The project has been presented to the OPM of the Valdese Church to obtain the fund.
During 2018 Kito Onlus has also expanded in Italy with a project regarding Caldarola, an area of the Marche region deeply hit by the earthquake of 2016. The project, which will start in the first months of 2019, provides for the construction of a multifunctional wood centre of 100 sqm. The goal is to create a centre which can promote activities and laboratories, with the participation of local associations, to make in particular the children active part of the reconstruction process and an element of continuity.
With regards to the Association’s activities in Padua, where the permanent seat is located, the traditional AperiKitos continued in 2018. Moreover, in December the Kito Christmas Dinner was organized, a solidiarity dinner with a charity raffle to raise more funds for the project in Caldarola, and in the same period a photografic exposition titled “Progetto di Ricostruzione di una Scuola Elementare Distrutta dal Tifone Nona- Banilad, Rinamalyan, Isola di Mindoro, Filippine” was put on in the Municipality of Padua premises.
2019 will still be a year full of initiatives and projects, such as the one in Caldarola and the one regarding the 13 schools in the Island of Mindoro. So we hope you will continue to follow us this year too!