Genoa, Italy

We promote activities related to social and sustainable design, planning, education and international cooperation.

Our chapter was was established in 2004 as the Italian chapter in Genoa. We promote activities related to social and sustainable design, planning, education and international cooperation. We organize workshops, conferences, exhibitions and comunication projects.

  • 2004

    Date Founded

  • 1000+

    Hours of Service given

  • 3

    Number of completed projects

The Workshop of appropriate technologies was coordinated by the Architect Lorenzo Fontana. The objective of the workshop was the construction of a training center in the village of Ropi for the local community and the cooperative Nu Fi Nu (We for Us), which operates in training and specific technologies. Inside the center will keep training of professional training, aimed to build capacity as builders, producers of honey and eggs, builders of solar cookers or low energy consumption, technicians for sowing and plowing, producing compost and others . These skills will then be offered to the local community to improve the quality of life in rural areas.

  • completed in 2012

    Project status

  • 20+

    Number of volunteers involved

  • $8,000

    Funds raised due to project

This project area became a social-education center for the local community. It was a pilot project that combined education activities with the activities of agriculture: in addition gardens were created where the children learn small operations (watering, sowing…) with the teachers who will provide the more complex operations and the sale of products. This project was aiming to be economically self-sufficient with these income-generating activities. Italian and Ethiopian university students and graduates have worked together with the local partner and community during a opening workshop of the construction. Already 35 children are enrolled in activities.

  • completed

    Project status

  • 20+

    Number of volunteers involved

  • $10,000

    Funds raised due to project

  • Photo Set of the Project!

    Photos!