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How we work

M.A.I.S.’ objectives:

  • To work in favour of sustainable and participated development of the global South, particularly for small-scale producers, the children and women, promoting the rise of local capacity.
  • To promote exchange of expertise both within the countries where it works and between the North and the South of the world.

M.A.I.S.’s projects in the global South
aim at:

  • Contrasting sexual and work exploitation of the children and supporting their education
  • Contrasting women’s sexual exploitation and supporting their education
  • Supporting the production and trade of small farmers’ products and claiming the importance of family farming
  • Developing community organisation and primary services (water, schools, natural medicine)
  • Supporting small producers and trade in the urban settings
  • Promoting and supporting the unions’ and labours’ claims in the global South
  • Supporting distance adoption and promoting school twinning between Italian and foreign countries’ schools

In Italy, M.A.I.S. works for making Southern Countries’ conditions known, through:

  • training courses and workshops in schools;
  • participation and dissemination of awareness campaigns, at national and European level;
  • organisation of meetings and congresses;
  • exhibitions, publications and communication through the newsletter and the web about its international cooperation projects;
  • exchanges between foreign and Italian youth workers;
  • its video rental, created with the cultural association PuntoDOC, and its library: they can both be consulted for free in the M.A.I.S. office;
  • sponsorship of young people;
  • twinning between Italian and foreign schools.