About us

The Child to Child for Africa Foundation, founded on 16.09.2002 in Lugano, was founded after a trip to Kenya by two friends who wanted to offer concrete help to people living in extreme poverty. The work was dedicated to the memory of the young Domizio Lepori, who tragically died in the sinking of the ferry Joola in Senegal, whose existence was characterized by a deep commitment and love for the marginalized and the most unfortunate.

The aim of the Foundation is to operate in the field of education, financing studies for young Africans, without distinction of gender or religion, encouraging professional training and investing funds for the construction or renovation of school facilities.

The transparency and regularity of our investments and activities are ensured by the company Ballerini Consulenze Sagl, which carries out an audit in accordance with Swiss GAAP ARR 21 and by the supervision of the Berne supervisory office.

In 2005, Child to Child for Africa became a member of FOSIT, a federation that brings together many non-profit, charitable associations and foundations in Switzerland that are active in development cooperation and humanitarian aid.  



Commitee in Switzerland - Child to Child for Africa

Board of Directors in Switzerland:
  • Prof.Dr. Giorgio Noseda, Honorary President
  • Gabriele Zanzi, President
  • Barbara Giudicetti Colombo, Member 
  • Franco Bertoni, Member
  • Corinna Bernasconi, Member
  • Giacomo Bernasconi, Member


Commitee in Kenya - Children of Africa Organisation

The Child to Child for Africa Foundation was officially recognised in Kenya on 15 December 2005 as the Children of Africa Organization.This recognition allows us to be active in the country with the approval and collaboration of local authorities and other organizations in Kenya. 


Board of Directors in Kenya:

  • Andrea Bernasconi, President
  • James Muthee Mwai, Treasurer
  • Martina Maluki, Administrator
  • Luciano Pasteris, Member
  • Juma Mwarasi Bakari, Member
  • Carolina Bernasconi, Member

Official address in Kenya: Mama Lorenza's Vocational Centre, PO Box 707, 
80400 Ukunda, Kenya


Certificate of registration

Fondazione Child to child for Africa, c.p. 365, CH-6928 Manno
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