Mission of the organization
Fondazione Francesca Rava helps children in need in Italy and worldwide through children sponsorship, fundraising projects, volunteers, educational programs, sensibilization of children rights. Fondazione represents in Italy NPH - Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (Our little brothers and sisters), a charitable organization for orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America. Since 1954, NPH mission is giving thousands of children a permanent home, quality education, healthcare, in 9 poor countries in Latin America among which Haiti. The organization motto is "one child at a time, from the streets to a degree". NPH has been working for over 30 years in Haiti, under the guidance of doctor Father Rick Frechette, to bring health care, education, professional training, assistance, food and water to over one million people a year. Francesca Rava Foundation is a charitable, non political, independent, non religious organization, recognized by the Italian government to operate on a national level. The main office is in Milano. Teams and committees of volunteers are active in every region of the country and worldwide. Foundation activity is focused on fundraising, organization of sensibilization initiatives for children and women rights, management of projects of development and empowerment such as building schools, rehab centres for children, sending volunteers for training of local people. Main fields are education and healthcare. In Italy Foundation activities include team of volunteer doctors, midwives, nurses working on the Ships of the Italian Navy in the Sicily Channel, to provide medical care to migrant and refugee pregnant women and children just rescued by drowning boats; assistance to young people in the poorest neighbourhoods in Milan, aiming to the integration of foreign students and families, improvements of school results, competencies for new job for dropouts; ninna ho project against newborns abandonment, through the donations of baby drop-off boxes with thermal incubators and an informative campaign; support to foster homes in Italy with "In farmacia per i bambini".