It is a non-religious, self-financed association with ongoing initiatives in Italy (since 1998), Senegal (since 2000), Gambia (since 2002) and India (2003).
“Energia per i Diritti Umani” was founded in December 1988 in Rome with the aim of preserving human rights in the world. The association gets inspiration from and adheres to the ideas and the proposals of the Universalist Humanism since its foundation.
In 2003 it has established itself as a non-profit organisation and it took part in the following activities:
- “La Gabbianella – Coordinamento per il “Sostegno a Distanza” (2004), subscribing to its Chapter of Principles and Chapter of Quality Criteria;
- Forum Sad Italia (2008);
- International organisation “Convegenza delle Culture” (2009);
- Comitato Cittadino per la Cooperazione Decentrata di Roma (Public Committee for Decentralised Cooperation in Rome) (2010).
In 2003, Energia promoted the campaign Sostieni un Bambino ed il suo Villaggio, which contributed to the construction of 8 nursery schools in Senegal, 2 in Gambia and 2 in India and helped thousands of children receive basic education. www.sostegnoadistanza.eu
From 2001 and 2009, Energia was one of the supporters of the Stop Malaria international campaign, significantly contributing to the eradication of malaria in many villages in Senegal. www.stopmalaria.it
Between 2005 and 2009, besides working on an irrigation system, Energia promoted the Energia dal Sole project, which contributed to the installation of solar panels in 3 schools in Senegal and 1 in Gambia.
From 2010 to 2012, Energia promoted the project Attraverso l’Educazione verso la Nazione Umana Universale in many schools in Rome and in many villages in Senegal. This project has been co-financed by the European Commission through the EuropeAid initiative.
In 2013, Energia promoted the nursery schools support campaign in Senegal Tutti a Scuola con Energia, with the aim of ensuring that the over 700 children receive schooling.
In 2014, the construction of the Keur Marietou house for women and children started in Pikine (Senegal). www.trepianididiritti.it
In 2015 the Energia dalla Terra campaign was promoted, with the aim of providing the humanist centres of the rural areas with community vegetable gardens, supplying the 350 nursery school children of the centres with food. Moreover, thanks to the Chiesa Valdese 8×1000 funds, the new project Per la Scuola Serve Energia started. The initiative wants to provide the Pikine nursery school children with approximately 20,000 meals.