OVCI la Nostra Famiglia is a non partisan NGO, recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. OVCI was founded in 1982 with the aim of
- Setting up initiatives in line with the teachings of the Gospel – to develop the human, social, technical and health areas in developing countries.
- Promoting the development and autonomy of the people in developing countries with particular attention to integrating people with disabilities.
- Raising social awareness and a sense of responsibility towards the problems mankind is faced with, especially in developing countries.
OVCI implements projects of development cooperation in favor of people – mostly children – in situations of social disadvantage and disability through the following interventions:
- Social work
- Basic health
- Development Education
It works abroad in South Sudan, Sudan, Brazil, Ecuador, China and Morocco. In Italy OVCI is active with “animation groups”, present in 6 Regions.
‘For all over the world’s children’ is OVCI’s slogan, because for OVCI all children are important and especially those with disabilities who require aid and special support.