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Kito Onlus per la popolazione indigena di Mindoro

Il 60% dell’isola di Mindoro è abitata da indigenous people. Mangyan è il termine generale con cui si indicano le otto tribù indigene presenti sull’isola: si conta che la popolazione Mangyan nelle Filippine sia di oltre 100.000 persone.

MangyanChildrenGroup01-mediumLe persone di queste tribù autoctone sono estremamente povere e vivono una condizione di forte marginalizzazione sociale, ulteriormente aggravata dopo essere state cacciate dalle loro terre ed escluse dall’attività agricola. Molti si trovano impiegati in lavori di durata giornaliera, altri a chiedere l’elemosina o nel commercio informale.

Kito Onlus è attiva sull’isola di Mindoro per migliorare le condizioni di istruzione e igiene dei bambini e di conseguenza anche delle loro famiglie, creando uguali opportunità per tutti nelle comunità e quindi coinvolgendo anche la popolazione indigena. Infatti, costituendo essi la quota maggiore di popolazione dell’isola, è fondamentale migliorare la condizione dei loro diritti e inclusione nella società.

Banilad childrenPer raggiungere questo obiettivo, Kito Onlus sta attualmente lavorando su un progetto finalizzato alla costruzione di latrine e lavatoi in 13 Minority Elementary Schools dislocate nelle zone rurali e montagnose dell’isola di Mindoro. Attraverso l’utilizzo di questi servizi si intende, infatti, migliorare le condizioni base di igiene dei bambini, 2.145 beneficiari diretti, e quella  delle famiglie e dell’intera comunità, 15.550 beneficiari indiretti.

Finally Caldarola’s dream is coming true!

Much of Kito Onlus’ committement this year is to the project in Caldarola, an earthquake zone in the Marche region. The project provides for the construction of a multifunctional centre, which will be allocated to laboratories and activities for the entire community and in particular for children.

After last March meeting between Kito Onlus’ president, Paola Vecchiato, and Caldarola’s mayor Luca Giuseppetti, when the project started, it is successfully going on.

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The choice of a local company which uses local materials was for Kito Onlus crucial and in conformity with previous sustainable choices in projects in the Philippines.

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Here the area near the SAE (Soluzioni Abitative per l’Emergenza) village, where mining operations have started. As soon as the basement will be ready, the prefabricated wood structure will be build up!!

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Banilad school: a model for education design!

One of Kito Onlus’ most successful project is the reconstruction of the Banilad Elementary School in the Mindoro Island, Philippines. The school, inaugurated one year ago, was rebuilt after the Nona typhoon thanks to a Kito Onlus’ project, supported by Otto per Mille Valdese and Architetti Senza Frontiere Veneto.

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The new building, made up of 3 classrooms and almost 200 sqm, was projected to resist typhoons and it was built using local materials such as coconut wood, sawali, and bamboo’s fiber panels. Moreover, the project was carried out following the good practices of construction in areas hit by typhoons and with the great collaboration of local volunteers. This last aspect in particular let us hope that the project will not only give children a school, but also give  the entire community reconstruction techniques useful for future natural disasters.

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Our gratest satisfaction is having contributed with our project to a long period goal: give a reconstruction model which will make the community more independent and ready to respond to a future emergency!

International Women’s Day 2019!

As every year on the 8th of March, on the International Women’s Day, Kito Onlus turns the thought to all the women around the world and in paricular to the ones in situations of vulnerability. Today must be an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved and what must be done to ensure respect, dignity, opportunities, and equality to every woman in every field of society.

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We hope of a future in which every woman will be respected as a woman and as a human beign!

A new project to guarantee the basic hygiene to Filipino children!

62.5% of people around the world don’t have access to safe sanitation and according to Save the Children 4.5 billion people live without a safe toilet. In the view of these, among the sustainable development’s goals it was included ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Kito Onlus is trying to help reaching this goal with the construction of pit-latrines in 13 schools in the Mindoro Island in the Philippines. The project was born of the construction of pit-latrines and lavatories in the Banilad school in the Mindoro Island too, made possible through the great participation of local volunteers and the good funds management.

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This new project, which will benefit 2,145 students, aims at guaranteeing the basic hygiene and at reducing the population’s vulnerability. Indeed, guaranteeing the basic hygiene through pit-latrines and lavatories, children’s diseas will decrease and therefore their families and the entire community will benefit (15,500 people in the barangays and 85,800 if we consider the 3 municipalities involved).

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