The Association

We are a voluntary association working since 1996 with child sponsorship and aid to the people of Ethiopia.

We support the mission Kidane Mehret in Adwa, where, together with the missionary nuns of the order of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice) and thanks to the help of various benefactors, we work to give hope and economic independence to a population scarred by years of war, famine and serious deficiencies in the health care system.
We are approved by the governmental authority as a NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION since 12.12.2000.
We've also been recognized as juridical personality by the Prefecture of Ferrara by Decree n° 264

 Our Association, based in Cento (Ferrara - Italy):

  • follows and supports with continuity and priority the program of sponsorship of children of Adwa.
  • raises funds for the projects identified and implemented from time to time by the Missio
  • is responsible for the public communication at local and national level, in particular the direct care to update their supporters, organize fundraising and awareness  campaigns, meets the local schools to promote the culture of solidarity
  • provides information, teaching and selection for sending voluntary personnel who will give their services freely in Adwa and in Cento, and to supply materials to the mission
  • establishes contacts with organizations having the same purposes.

The members are volunteers, including those who hold official positions.

The Board Of Directors is composed by:

Carlo Farnè President

Gianni Collari Vice President

Giovanni Vancini Treasurer

Alice Guidotti Secretary

Anna Maria Benatti Councillor

Cristina Resca Councillor

Oscar Mazzanti Councillor

Claudio Tassinari Councillor

Anna Frabetti Councillor

The Association has an administrative office with three part-time employees: Silvia Bonaiuti, Anna Govoni and Lucia Cerritelli.
Also the photographer Carolina Paltrinieri collaborate with us.

Download the statute of Associazione Amici di Adwa (Italian)

Download the statute of Associazione Amici di Adwa translated in English


Amici di Adwa obtained the Equivalency Determination certificate by Techsoup NGOsource on September 17, 2019