OVCI was founded in 1982 with the purpose:

  • to implement programmes for the human, social, health and technical promotion of the citizens of developing countries, favouring their education and self-sufficiency. The implementation of such activities shall be inspired by the evangelical teaching.
  • to promote - with appropriate initiatives - the sensitization of society to acquire consciousness and responsibility for the problems of mankind in general and the developing countries in particular: such activity to be primarily directed to schools, young people associations, private and public institutions.


                                                                                      (art. 2 of the Statutes)