our activities abroad...
...started in 1970 in Cameroon where we are still present
with projects in the areas: health, rural development, physical and social rehabilitation of persons with disabilities and self-development and protection of ethnic minorities (project in support of the minority Pygmy Baka/BaGyeli) and in the city of Yaounde, with a project for the protection and nutrition of children at risk of dropping out.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo for years we are operating in the city / province of Kinshasa with a proposed residential care and day which provides psycho-social, academic education and vocational training for street children, orphans and abandoned, and a maternal child health center. We are also turning a "Centre Santé in the town of Makala (Kinshasa) into a second degree Hospital. In Equatorial Guinea we operate in the city of Bata with a host project for children in difficulty pursuing school education and vocational training. We also work in Côte d'Ivoire, in the city of Abidjan, and in Nigeria, in the city of Enugu, with projects for the benefit of orphaned and abandoned children.
In Latin America our activites are mainly located in Brazil, in the city of Foz do Iguacu, as part of a project co-financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the social reintegration of children from the slum neighborhood of Porto Meira through the establishment of a vocational training center called "Center of Integral Attention to Adolescence" (CAIA). Dokita also operates in Bolivia, near the town of Cruz de la Sierra, in social and health care for children at risk and in providing help to families; in Peru, in the rural village of Santa Eulalia in the Province of Huarochiri, supporting the local population through food assistance, health care, education and training; in Argentina, in the cities of Cordoba, Salta, and Santa Fè Tucamán with school activities and education for children of disadvantaged families.
In Asia Dokita is present in India in the cities of Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh with activities providing care and assistance to people with physical and mental disabilities and education for orphans; in the Philippines where it provides educaation to ophans in the city of Cebu in the suburb of Lilo-AN, and in Quezon City where it offers a residential and day care service for children with physical disabilities.
Finally, in Eastern Europe, Dokita is active in Albania, where it has been at work uninterruptedly since 1993 with projects in social and health care, rehabilitation, training and higher education. Last year, in particualr, we focused on a project, co-financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to consolidate a Center for Rehabilitation Therapy built by Dokita in Tirana and active in providing rehabilitation and physiotherapy services, university education of physiotherapists and raising awareness on issues related to disability and physiotherapy, in collaboration with the National Center for Persons with Limited Capacity (an Albanian National entity founded in 2001 with the support of Dokita) that conducts statistical research at a national level.