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Our Mission

The Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, founded by Pasquale Pistorio in April 2005, with the mission of improving the living conditions of children in developing countries with a focus on education, by providing long-terms scholarships for underprivileged children from Primary to Professional School, and by building and improving school infrastructure.

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Our Dream

Our dream is that children’s rights as stated in the “UN Convention on the Rights of the Child” (https://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/crc.htm) be fully implemented, enforced, and respected in every country of the world.

We dream that every child be entitled to an education and to health care assistance;
that no child be ever subjected to exploitation, poverty, hunger, deprivation, or suffering from poverty or cruelty;
that every child’s right to innocence be respected;
that every child be entitled to protection and to development of his or her highest potential.

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Fiscal Number: 94036370131

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On the way to school, on the way to life

"In the present world scenario, children deserve the maximum attention: on one side to protect them as they are the most vulnerable human beings; on the other to educate them because they will be the future citizens of the planet and ultimately, the continuous cultural evolution of humanity to build a better world depends on them" Pasquale Pistorio President and Founder

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Latest News

Pistorio Foundation is pleased to inform its supporters that our President has been awarded with the International Prize Empedocle for Human Sciences, in memory of Paolo Borsellino, for the section “Humanity and Solidarity” with the following motivation:

“Mr. Pistorio is rewarded because, besides being a paladin of the European ICT industry, a not only theoretical and conceptual activity that produces important and concrete industrial results …

Latest Newsletter

Dear Friends,

We would like to spend a moment to reflect on the unprecedented events that have shaken our world in recent months due to the pandemic and in particular the effects it has on poverty and on children. According to Save the Childen Italy, one out of ten children in Italy has not been able to access digital distance learning during the COVID19 lockdown. More than one million minors in Italy live in a state of poverty and are at risk of isolation and marginalisation. The highest percentages of culturally and socioeconomically underprivileged students are in the south of Italy, although albeit in lower percentages it also touches areas of the centre and north of Italy.

Annual Activities Report

Dear Friends,

I wish to start this letter with the sad loss that has marked us this year: the passing away of Piero Martinotti, on November 1, 2019, due to health reasons. The Foundation is very grateful to Piero for his great contribution as Board Member since the launch of the Foundation. For me Piero was also a very good friend and a long time colleague in our previous professional lives in the semiconductor business during some four decades. Piero was a man of great generosity in giving for free his time and knowledge to help the needy (he also served in another non profit organisation, Centro Italiano Aiuti all’Infanzia), of inflexible moral integrity and transparency, and of strong dedication in pursuing his objectives of social responsibility.

Current Projects

The Pistorio Foundation aims to improve the living conditions of underprivileged children in developing countries by supporting their long-term education up to Professional School and by building and improving school infrastructure. We also ensure that every child we support has access to adequate nutrition and primary health care.

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