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Kito Onlus for indigenous people in Mindoro

60% of Mindoro Island is inhabited by indigenous people. Mangyan is the general term to refer to the eight indigenous tribes present on the island: the Mangyan population in the Philippines is over 100.000.

MangyanChildrenGroup01-mediumPeople of these indigenous tribes are extremely impoverished and live in condition of strong social marginalization, further aggravated after they have been pushed away from their ancestral lands and excluded by agricultural activities. Many of them resort to do daily labour work, others stay in the streets begging or involved in informal economic activities.

Kito Onlus is active on the Island of Mindoro to improve the conditions of education and hygiene of children and consequently of their families, creating equal opportunities for everyone in the community and including also indigenous people. Since they form the largest quota of the island’s population, improving the condition of their rights and their inclusion in the society is fundamental.
Banilad childrenIn order to achieve this goal, Kito Onlus now is working on a project aimed at building latrines and lavatories in 13 Minority Elementary Schools spread in various zones in Mindoro Island. Through the use of these facilities, indeed, the aim is to improve the basic hygienic conditions of children, 2.145 direct beneficiaries, and  the health status of their families and communities, 15.500 indirect beneficiaries.

 

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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