Mission & Vision

VIDES, being an educative Agency and an international development cooperation Organism, uses Don Bosco’s charisma reaching and offering itself to all young people…



For the achievement of such purpose, VIDES is committed to the elaboration and implementation of projects, activities and initiatives of training, educative, informative, technical and professional nature with reference to human development, cultural and socio-economic programs in Italy and abroad and with particular attention to the topics of social justice, equality and of respect for human rights, the safeguard of that which is created and the enhancement of the role of the woman. ;

Collaborates with Authorities and Institutions which implement initiatives and activities through volunteering and cooperation in the field of national and international development, with particular attention to education, promotion, protection and training of children, adolescents and women.

Implements online projects with Public Authorities, Social Services, Educational Institutions, Foster Homes for:

  • The prevention of youth hardship
  • The support and recovery of young people in difficulty
  • Entertainment for free time and for summer activities
  • Entertainment with intercultural and street educators 
  • Immigrant literacy
  • The opening of counselling and reception centres

VIDES commits to carrying out its activities in respect of the current laws with funds granted from public and private institutions and through adequate fundraising methods.

The VIDES proposition, forever open to welcoming anyone who wishes to test themselves on the field and who accepts to commit to a path of training, reaches particularly young people, without excluding adults, in conviction that, at least once in their lives, it is fundamental to have an experience of solidarity and of gratitude, independently from the duration of the service, to experience the joy of being part of something and of sharing a common objective.



VIDES beileves in Don Bosco’s and Mother Mazzarello’s intuition that it’s possible to educate young people and to be protagonists of ones own achievements, acknowledging a particular valour to education, promotion and training, in order to ensure them a development adequate to their time and technological progress in society.

It believes in woman as the pivot of change towards an increasingly fair world, open to meet and to exchange, in which all have something to give and to receive, without it being that the progress of one poses an obstacle to the development of the others. 

It operates for a world in which every individual conduces a dignified life, based on equal distribution of material and intellectual resources, and is able to determine his or her own present and future through equal opportunities.

It is intended, in particular, to develop the educative, cultural, social, political dimensions within a unitary project of man and society inspired explicitly by Don Bosco’s Prevention System and other contributions of Salesian educative experience.

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About Us

VIDES Italia - International Volunteering Women Education Development - Italy is a Youth Volunteering Association, commissioned by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians or Salesians of Don Bosco and promoted by the Italian Center for Salesian Feminine Works (CIOFS), for the promotion of women, educational interventions in support of disadvantaged children and youth and cooperation in developing countries.



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  • Phone. +39 0687656901
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  • from 8.00 to 18.00
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