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Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

Our projects in Ivory Coast.


Place:  Yaou
Partner:    Don Orione - Don Orione Laic Movement
Beneficiaries: 40 children 
Cost:   250 €/year/child


Costa DAvorio Yaou SAD1

The SAD (Distance Support) is an act of solidarity which has a real impact on the life of a child. With an annual fee of 250 € an Italian family contributes to provide basic medical care, medicines, food and clothing for a child in Yaou.

Families are always numerous; this contribution is essential for many children who, otherwise, would not be able to attend school and have a daily meal.

You can stay in touch with the children, send them gifts, receive letters and news through Madame Aisha, who takes care of them; she manages  the correspondence with us and in case with their families.

Place:  Yaou
Partner:    Don Orione - Don Orione laic movement
Beneficiaries: 29 children
Cost:   25 €/year/child


Costa DAvorio Yaou Gemellaggio1

In 2011 a class of the School G. Saracco, in Acqui Terme, followed by the teacher Rossana Benazzo, decided to start their education along with a class of peers from Yaou, in Ivory Coast: the students and their families, encouraged and assisted by their teacher, joined this project with excitement.

Each child maintains one (or more than one) Ivorian "classmate", taking him ideally by the hand , accompanying and being accompanied in the first part of his education; They give 29 peers the opportunity to get an education (which is not so obvious in Africa) with an annual contribution of € 25 and, in turn, sending a message of solidarity and integration that arises from this "growing together".

Over the years, children keep in touch with each other sending drawings, letters and gifts.


Place:  Yaou
Partner:    Don Orione - Don Orione laic movement
Beneficiaries: 200 children
Costo del Progetto:   50 €/year/child


Costa DAvorio Yaou Scholarship1

Our Association contributes each year to the total expense for school taxes, in order to allow the children (about 200) of the community of Yaou to attend school.

They are given educational materials, uniforms, and paid for admission fees; furthermore we’ll do our best to find an appropriate solution for each individual case.

With € 50 per year we give an Ivorian child can hope for a better future.

Place:  Yaou
Partner:    Don Orione 

10 unmarried mothers/year

Cost:   18.000 €


Costa DAvorio Yaou Puericultura1

In 2009, we started the construction of an infant care house for unmarried mothers. The first funds were collected by our volunteer Sandra Lüscher and his brother, in memory of their mother Marina.

It's a real school that teaches them, during the three years of the course, how to be autonomous in order to become, one day, mothers of family. They learn to do a lot of things: sewing, housework, knitting or crochet work, childcare, household etc…

This will support both the economic situation and the growth of their children, who will have a safer future with the support of a mother aware of its role within the family.

Place:  Yaou
Partner:    Don Orione 
Beneficiaries: 150 children

750 €/month


Costa DAvorio Yaou Mensa Scolastica1

In 2008, Need You sponsored the construction of a school canteen in order to guarantee at least one warm, nutritious meal a day to the children of the village.

The place houses around 150 children, often from displaced families (because of the civil war), which are not able to feed their children.

Our Association sends € 750 at the canteen monthly: with just 5 €, in Ivory Coast, a child has a daily meal for a month.

The other canteen projects:
Kenya - Kandisi
Philippines - Payatas
Philippines - Montalban 
India - Bangalore


Place:  Bonoua
Partner:    Don Orione 
Beneficiaries: 22 children
Cost:   15.000 €


Costa DAvorio Bonoua Casa Accoglienza

The house has been designed to give an emotional and psychological support to children in difficult situations; it consists of four rooms and three independent bedrooms; it hosts 22 children. We have created a healthy and protected environment for disabled and street children, giving them a more peaceful life.


Place:  Bonoua
Partner:    Little Missionary Sisters of Charity - Don Orione 
Beneficiaries: 22 children 
Cost:   15.000 €


Costa DAvorio Bonoua Piccolo Cottolengo1

The Little Missionary Sisters use a house built in 2009 in Bonoua, initially intended for other uses. In fact, it is not appropriate to the problems of the younger guests.

Despite the architectural barriers of the house Sister Jacqueline manages to take care of the kids, supported by the aid of a sister and a novice.

They count on an amount of 500 € monthly, trying to cover the costs of food, clothing, medical care, medicines, electricity, gas, water, telephone for all 22 housed children (from 1 to 28 years).

Children need medication, assistance and food;  Need You raises money to help the community to support the huge cost.

Place:  Bonoua
Partner:    Don Orione 
Beneficiaries: 200 children/boys
Cost:   75.000 €


Costa DAvorio Bonoua Scuole Professionali Falegnameria

In collaboration with the Don Orione Foundation, Need You has created several vocational schools in Bonoua: a training workshop for mechanics and tire dealers with a mechanic’s workshop.

Thanks to Mrs. Anna Balbi, who lived for 18 years in the Community as volunteer, a tailor’s shop and a cooperative were created; there are also training workshops for trade skills:  plumbing, electrical installation, carpentry and brickwork. 

Place:  Bonoua
Partner:    Don Orione 
Beneficiaries: Community
Cost:   75.000 €


Costa DAvorio Bonoua Ospedale1

The hospital Don Orione in Bonoua is one of the most "modern" and best equipped hospitals in Central Africa; it welcomes children, teens and adults affected by a wide variety of diseases and disabilities. One of the big problems of Africa is the physical disability that affects the majority of children: there are still children so-called "Snake", suffering from polio that crawl on the ground; their families think they have the evil eye. These children cannot buy a wheelchair or undergo the necessary treatment. Thanks to this center, the lucky ones can be treated with surgery, physiotherapy and later with prosthetic implants. The hospital consists of several departments, among which the most important are Orthopaedics and Ophthalmology; It doesn’t receive state support, but relies on the support of privates and non-profit associations.

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