What We Do
In 4 years of activity, Mission Bambini Switzerland has supported 30 aid projects in 12 countries worldwide. These are the main active projects:
Switzerland: Educational CampThe collaboration between Mission Bambini Switzerland and Fondazione ARES continues, from which the idea for the first Educational Camp in Ticino was born. A summer camp for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder that, in August 2020, welcomed 20 children and kids aged 2 to 14/15 years, divided into 4 groups by age and skills. The educational activities that children benefit from during the Camp are aimed at improving their ability to adapt to the environment, their communicative skills, cognitive functioning and personal autonomy.
Uganda: Dr. Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital
More than ten years ago, the civil war that for twenty years has tormented Uganda still makes its consequences felt. Here, in the city of Kalongo, Mission Bambini Switzerland supports the "Dr. Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital", founded in 1957 by Father Giuseppe Ambrosoli, an Italian doctor and missionary. Thanks to the support of the Foundation, the pediatric ward will be retrained, where about 4,000 children are hospitalized annually. The spaces are reorganized to make the medical service more efficient and the patient stay more comfortable.
Switzerland : Robotics laboratory
Mission Bambini Switzerland in the wake of the experience realized in 2018 intends to continue with activities in support of children with special educational needs and with particular learning difficulties through the methodologies already tested and based on the use of robotics, technologies and study results and more recent international scientific researches An innovative educational experience, thanks to which the children and young people involved will be able to: improve their basic scholastic skills, acquire useful scientific skills also from a work perspective, benefit from processes of effective integration and inclusion.
Bangladesh and India: Pink scholarships
Through Mission Bambini Switzerland is possible to activate a “pink scholarship”: to support deserving or poor girls in the final phase of their studies, helping them to reach the diploma, a professional qualification or the degree. Now it is possible to have a pink scholarship in Bangladesh and India. Donors are receiving periodical updates on the progress of the girls, in order to follow, step by step, the phases of this important social change.
In many countries, access to education is still a daily challenge for millions of children. Thanks to individual Long-Distance Sponsorships (each donor is linked to a single child), Mission Bambini Switzerland guarantees children the right to a good education every year, by means of covering schooling costs: entry fees, books and uniforms.
It has been estimated that every year 1 million children are born with congenital heart disease all over the world. Around 80% are born in a poor country: half of them won’t survive beyond the first year due to lack of medical help and surgical facilities; the others will suffer serious growth problems and difficulties in their psychosomatic development. Through “Children’s Heart” Program Mission Bambini Switzerland supports humanitarian missions of medical volunteers or supports local hospitals in the following Countries: Brazil, Cambodia, Kenya, Romania, Zimbabwe.