Give a better future to children all over the world

Our projects and initiatives focus on two main areas: education and development. By supporting our activities, you will contribute to a better future for so many children in Italy and in developing countries.

Discover our challenge!

What do you want to be when you grow up? An astronaut? An actor or actress? A musician?
Do you wish to see the world? To find your childhood friends again? To become an author?
Every one of us has a dream, something we aspire to be when we grow up… and age does not matter!
Share your dream together with Guardavanti on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram:
you can give a better future to many children in Italy or abroad, thanks to our projects.

How to share


What do you want to be when you grow up?

Share your response video on Facebook and paste this following text in your post:

#whatIwannabewhenIgrowup? Explain your dreams or aspirations for the future, those of your child, or of whose you want! Reply with a video, a photograph or a drawing. CHALLENGE 5 FRIENDS to do the same! Copy this text, paste it along with your video or photo, and…donate!

GIVE A BETTER FUTURE FOR MANY CHILDREN in Italy and all over the world, with your donation in support of our projects devoted to them.
#wannabechallenge #whatIwannabewhenIgrowup #guardavantichallenge


What do you want to be when you grow up?

Guardavanti is also on Twitter! Share your response on your Twitter profile. You can use this following text to write your tweet:

#wannabechallenge? Take the challenge and respond for @GuardavantiOng !
Remember to tag our organization and other friends!
You are free to add any text as you wish, but remember: Only 140 characters to use! 😉


What do you want to be when you grow up?

Share your video or your photograph on Instagram and paste this text in your post

#whatIwannabewhenIgrowup? Respond and help @guardavanti.onlus !

Tag 5 friends and challenge them to publish or share their response!
#wannabechallenge #whatIwannabewhenIgrowup #guardavanti #guardavanti​challenge
You can also respond through an Instagram story, but please remember to tag @guardavanti.onlus !

The projects you can help with


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela


Construction and enlargement of school, Democratic Republic Of Congo (RDC) and Zambia

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Zambia, the educational conditions are often inadequate: schools without solid buildings, lack of classrooms (2 or 3 sessions per day) and overcrowded (even more than 70 children per class/teacher). Guardavanti contributes to improve these schools: in the small village of Wungu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a primary school is being constructed and a secondary school will follow. Next: the Siavonga community schools (Zambia).

Discover the “Schools” Project


Education for global citizenship in Italy

We want to involve and aid more schools, starting from current projects while expanding them more and more. Our objective is to go from 3000 to 9000 students involved. Help us achieve our goal!

Discover the “Education for global citizenship” Project

Children sponsorships and Assistance for Community Schools, Zambia

We assist several schools in the Siavonga district through children sponsorships  and by contributing to school management costs. The sponsorships are for the most needy children, often orphans as a consequence of HIV/AIDS, and are aimed to guarantee one meal per day, school materials, school uniforms and an adequate number of teachers – the average is one teacher every 40 students. Currently, 60 children are in the adoption list.

Discover the “Children sponsorship” ProjectAdozioni a distanza


Dual-Training (School & Work) in Italy

Many students have discovered Guardavanti and helped in various activities for our organization. We aim to expand the collaboration with secondary schools, offering dual-training (school & work) and vocational training, expanding the number of students in the provinces of Milano, Varese, Pavia, and Roma. Our objective is to go from our current number of 60 students to 150.
Discover the “Dual-Training” Project


“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Confucius


Enlargement of “Stand Up!” Project in Italy

The project stands in between the areas of education and development, training students in secondary institutions in alternating school-work, and advocating the (re)insertion in the work force for unemployed people and people in search for work. We aim to increase the number of people benefiting from this project with courses, training on the job, and work periods.

Discover the “Stand Up!” Project


Project of Job Training for Farmers, Mothers, and for Nutritional Development in Zambia

The success of the “Madre Terra” project pushes us further to replicate this great experience in the Siavonga district, in order to save the families of farmers from circumstances of extreme poverty (every family has 5 children on average).

Objectives: improving the fertility and productivity of the land/farming, develoing new/alternative crops with higher nutritional values,  training mothers to fight back against malnutrition, creating income generating activities for the farmers.

Discover the “Mother Earth!” Project


Microcredit Project in Zambia

Small-scale famers and fishermen, women who dedicate themselves to commerce and open small business ventures: the economic development of a certain area is the first step in reducing poverty, humanitarian aid and the need or necessity to emigrate. Guardavanti wants to initiate a non-profit microcredit activity, that provide small credits to groups of people who do not have a fixed income (farmers, women, fishermen) in the Siavonga district – and give them a chance to initiate diverse activities which could generate income. Every family has 5 children on average.