We decided to focus on the African slums
because people living there are in extreme need of help.
But also because slums are cities for mankind:
The core of all our initiatives lies in being together
and working together.
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World Friends has worked for the last 15 years in the peripheries, combating poverty and inequality, to guarantee fundamental rights to the local communities. In these first 15 years of activity, we have tried to respond to the main needs through interventions mainly in the social-health and educational sphere.
We are a group of men and women sharing two fundamental ideas:
To transform these ideas into action, in 2001 we established World Friends as a non-profit organisation, based in Rome (Italy) and Nairobi (Kenya).
Transparent and democratic with self-governing rules, World Friends is nonsectarian and nonpartisan.
In keeping with the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the local and international staff of World Friends constantly work and co-operate to overcome social, cultural and economic injustices. Our internal organization is flexible and minimal: this allows us to allocate the maximum of donated funds for the implementation of co-operation interventions, without waste or excessive management costs.
World Friends’ strength lies within its group. Doctors, researchers and social workers who have an in-depth knowledge of the African reality, ensuring a high-level professional and technical contribution. Professionality for us is both a vital rule and premise to create community relationships based on mutual respect.
Following our choice to work in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, we “put ourselves to the test” and developed specific and replicable methods of intervention in other contexts of extreme social disadvantage.
On the outskirts of a metropolis where great wealth and well-being exist, inhabitants of the slums live for the most part with the equivalent of one dollar a day.
For this sector of society, marked by extreme poverty but also by a great vitality, we provide primary and specialist medical care.
We spread information on health education and prevention.
We train groups of young professionals to work in health care, aimed not only at financial reward.
By working with the best local powers, we have developed inside the communities and are able to hand over our projects once they are established.
We are working in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia following this method of intervention.
One child in six in the slums dies before reaching the age of five due to poverty and the inaccessibility or poor quality of the few existing health services.
Children are the greatest asset for a community: to protect, nurture and take care of them means cultivating hope for the future of the community. The campaign’s goal is to enable “Slum flowers” to achieve what is the right of every child: to grow.
By supporting “Slum Flowers” you will help World Friends guarantee the running of the new Pediatrics Department of the Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital, the hospital centre built by World Friends to provide free medical treatment for the most needy. What is more,you will empower World Friends’ activities for healthcare prevention and treatment within the slums: mobile clinics, rehabilitation programs for children with disabilities, “safe motherhood” programs for girls in schools, support for pregnant mothers.
Disabled children in the slums are the last of the last. Disability not only compromises their development, but marginalizes the families where they live and often divides them. With the project “No one excluded” we are taking prevention and treatment of infantile disability to the Nairobi slums. The programme up to now has succeeded in reaching an average of 500 children each year, together with their families, through providing surgery, physiotherapy, and community education for their integration.
If you agree with our method of co-operation, you can support one or more of our projects through a donation.
You can also support us in other small ways. Offering a part of your time today is a valid way of putting into practice the things you believe in. You could organize a group of friends and support us through events; you could share your experience of World Friends with colleagues or at your sports club.
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