Our activity in Asia
Asia is the continent of records. Not only is that where the the majority of the world’s population lives, but during the last decade eastern Asia has witnessed an unparalleled economic boom, while southern Asia has the reputation for being the most unstable area of the world and boasts four sad records: the highest number of children living in absolute poverty, the highest prevalence of underweight children, the highest rate of overall infant mortality in the world and the largest number of exploited children (child labor, prostitution). The populations of eastern Asia and of the Pacific coasts do not seem to have known peace at all ever since the tsunami devastated their living conditions in 2004: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, cyclones, typhoons, heavy rains and ensuing floods increased in 2006. In addition, many armed conflicts have caused destruction, massive displacement of population and a high number of deaths in several countries in the region.
Dokita has been engaged in eastern Asia alongside the CFIC Brothers Foundation for decades. The first endeavor launched was in India, where we support projects for street children, the disabled and education. For more than a decade we have been active in the Philippines, and for a few years in South Korea as well, where, building on the experience acquired in India, we have focused our attention on the most defenseless groups of the population: children and disabled people.