AVSI Foundation is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1972, with headquarters in Milan, Italy and an office in Washington, DC.
Globally, AVSI’s mission is to support human development in developing countries according to the social teaching of the Catholic Church, with special attention to education and promotion of the global dignity of every person.
Since 1991, AVSI has been registered as a PVO with USAID, and is officially recognized by the Italian Government and the European Union. AVSI holds general consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council, New York, with UNICEF, New York and is listed in the ILO Special List of NGOs.
At present, AVSI is operating in 38 countries in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East and South-East Asia in the following sectors: social and educational, distance support, urban development, healthcare, work, agriculture, food security and water, energy and environment, humanitarian emergency, migrations, international adoptions.
AVSI has been active in Palestine since 1993 carrying out projects in several sectors (support to schools and educational centres, promotion of small enterprises and crafts, health, gender and children rights) and has been realized several multi-year projects in the area of intervention funded by Italian and international cooperation: support to micro business, small and medium-sized enterprises in the craft sector and tourism development in Bethlehem.
AVSI is member of the Education and Water & Sanitation Clusters in order to coordinate with other international and local agency and develop the common criteria to address the needs.
In the Middle East, AVSI is managing the Distance Support Program that supports 532 children of poor families paying the school fees.
Alberto Repossi – AVSI Representative - firstname.lastname@example.org
Office in Jerusalem
P.O. Box 14024
Tel./Fax : +972 (0)2 6274793