Mani Tese is a non governmental development organization operating at national and international level to further justice, solidarity and respect among peoples. Since its foundation in 1964, Mani Tese has pursued this aim by:
raising public awareness on the causes of poverty in the South and lobbying policy makers and institutions;
implementing development projects which beside responding to the needs of the poor may initiate a process of self determination and self reliance.
They are a non-governmental organization that has been fighting for social, economic and environmental justice in the world for over fifty years .
They are also an ONLUS and an association recognized as a Moral Body, with a consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
They operate in Africa, Asia and Latin America with international cooperation projects to develop an autonomous and sustainable economy together with local communities. In Italywe promote projects, voluntary fields and lifestyles based on solidarity and sustainability through thousands of volunteers active in the area.
They educate the citizens and towns of tomorrow to respect human beings and the planet through Global Citizenship Education workshops.
They are part of a global popular movement born to change the world, starting with theirselves.
They continue to do so since 1964. And they have no intention of stopping.