A passionate and competent group
Our governance


My name is Giuseppe Stanganello and I am President of Mani Tese. I think that trying to give a meaning to our existence may be very difficult and it is something that we try to do every day. We do that, even without completely realizing it, throughout our behaviors that metaphorically fill a box measured by the time.    Taking part in the […]

Board of Mani Tese Federation


I am Samuele Degli Innocenti and I believe in Mani Tese. I graduated in Political Science with a thesis on emotional factors as triggers of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. I have always been a Mani Tese volunteer at the Florence office. I started running around as a child in the market, then I did summer […]

Board of directors


My name is Lucrezia Roncadi, I was born in Modena and I am 30 years old. I graduated in 2018 in Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. I am currently a secondary school teacher and I am attending the last year of the master’s degree course in History and Criticism of […]

vice president


My name is Micol Dell’Oro, I was born in 1979 and I joined Mani Tese when I was 18, as a volunteer in the Bulciago group (in the province of Lecco). A few years later I became a member, always continuing with my commitment as a volunteer in the local group and also managing to […]

Board of Directors


Hi, my name is Roberto Valgimigli. I was born in Faenza, where I currently live. I graduated in economics with a master in economics of cooperation and NGOs. I am an office worker and I have always been interested in all the issues related to the third sector, solidarity and cooperation.    I started my journey with Mani Tese in 2006. Over these past years, I was involved with […]

Mani Tese is based on free participation and wants to valorize everyone and involve volunteers in planning, operating and decision-making processes.  

All institutional bodies of Mani Tese work thanks to the dedication of volunteer members, because for us participation and volunteering are fundamental choices.


The General Assembly is composed of all those who participate and support the association mainly through voluntary actions, who participate in the definition of the annual association programme, in the approval of budgets, in the election of representatives and support the association economically. Members are natural and legal persons who commit themselves to contribute to the growth of Mani Tese by participating in the assemblies, paying the annual membership fee and actively contributing to the achievement of the association's objectives, through volunteering in the groups or in the statutory bodies.


The Board of Directorsis the administrative and executive body of the organisation and operates in implementation of the will and general guidelines of the Assembly, to which it is accountable.

It provides for the ordinary and extraordinary administration of the Association, its regular functioning by electing from among its members the President and the Vice President, and dealing at operational level with the Director.

The Board of Directors is currently composed of Giuseppe Stanganello (President), Micol Dell'Oro (Vice President), Samuele Degli Innocenti, Lucrezia Roncadi and Roberto Valgimigli.


The Disciplinary Board deals with supervise the members’ status. Every year it presents to General Assembly a report about the activities carried out and problems encountered.


It gives a feedback to the financial management, ensures the proper keeping of accounting records, performs cash checks and expresses its opinion through appropriate reports about preliminary and final financial statements.


We are compliant with ex. d. lgs 231/2001

Download here the italian version n° 1 of the model, 10/11/2018

Programs: projects, advocacy and education
Head of International Cooperation


I am Giovanni Sartor, graduated in Political Sciences with a thesis on political transition in Senegal. Once I finished my studies I immediately began to deal with “the world” and for three and a half years I worked as head of a shelter for migrants, asylum seekers and foreign students. In 2000 I left for Kenya where I remained almost seven […]

Head of Advocacy

Private: Giosuè

My name is Giosuè De Salvo. In life, I am an activist and for work, since 2010, I am the responsible for the Advocacy, Education and Campaigns Area in Mani Tese.   After a degree in business economics, two years of strategic advice and a master in international relations, I arrived through an ad on (do you remember?) straight to the heart […]

Global Citizenship Education


My name is Valeria Schiavoni, and what led me on the road to Mani Tese was the belief that international cooperation is meaningless if done in a purely welfare-oriented way. What therefore initially caught my attention was the vision of justice with which this NGO tries to combine the projects of the South of the World with the awareness and responsibility of […]

Responsible for Mani Tese's members and Universal Civil Service, General Secretary of Federation Mani Tese


My name is Chiara Cecotti, I met Mani Tese at my first work camp in 1982 in Treviso, I was 18 years old. In September of that year, we founded the Treviso Group, in which I am still volunteering: many fields, many tents, many conferences, many meetings and many train trips to meet the other volunteers of Mani Tese and participate in the construction of the Association in those years.  My […]

These areas carry out core business activities of the association, through creating projects and programs both in Italy and abroad. 

The fields are International Cooperation, Advocacy, Campaigns, Global Citizenship Education and Projecting. 

The challenges of these years demand a holistic and transversal approach of issues that the NGO is facing: this means to implement common processes to work in synergy on various topics. 

International Cooperation coordinates and manages the projects made by Mani Tese in the countries of intervention.  

Projecting and partnership promote and develop planning abilities inside the association.  

Advocacy, Campaigns and Education translate our values of justice into project activities and actions to promote a new model of social and economic relations focused on the respect for the rights, solidarity and peace, equity and sustainability.  

International cooperation


My name is Francesco Bucci, born in Milan. Graduated in Political Science, after an experience in the field of writing a master’s thesis in the Palestinian Territories, I enter the world of cooperation, leaving for Kenya. Here, for almost two years, I have been involved in supporting rural development projects and access to water in […]

Country representative in burkina faso


My name is Eugenio Attard, but I should add Luigi Lorenzo because my parents, as true Sicilians, also gave me the name of my grandfather and that of San Lorenzo, August 10 the day I was born… But they forgot to separate the names with commas and now I find myself signing piles of documents […]

Country Representative in Kenya


I am Samuele Tini, from Cigliano in the province of Varese.  Service for rural communities and development is my way of life. For more than a decade I have been living in Africa. When I finished my studies, I decided not to leave the continent, but instead staying in Mozambique, Tanzania, Guinea Bissau, Sudan and now I am in Kenya.  I have worked with Mani Tese for many years, with daily passion to commitment for justice that distinguishes the association. Currently I am the responsible for country Kenya.  The major challenge, alongside our local […]

Country Representative in Benin


My name is Achille Tepa and I was born on May 12, 1959 in Kandi (Alibori department). From 1965 to 1976, I did primary and secondary studies in Natitingou until the third year. From 1977 to 1979, I completed my secondary studies in Parakou obtaining a baccalaureate A4 (literature). In 1980, I had to perform compulsory military service, civic and patriotic while I was […]

Abroad, Mani Tese has expatriate and local employees to monitor projects supported by institutional donors. Our representatives abroad shall ensure the successful outcome of the activities, clearness and reporting of projects.  

They have direct contact with local communities, in fact, they integrate and dive into habits and traditions of the country where they work. 

Communication, fundraising, territory
Head of Communication and Press Office


My name is Giorgia Vezzoli, I have been writing and communicating in different ways since ever. I started working for some important public relations agencies in Milan in 1999, where I handled the communication of several large companies.  Following my growing passion for sustainability and rights issues, I decided to promote associations and social campaigns with an agency in Florence. My professional […]

Head of Private Fundraising


I imagine a world where cultures can live in one embrace. I imagine a country that can promote peace, coexistence, attention and respect for nature and for individuals. I imagine all this, but not only that, I’ve always tried to live for this. My name is Camilla Biondi, and in Mani Tese, I work in private fundraising. My life is a journey that has […]

Head of awareness-raising and promoting Volunteering


I am Domenica Mazza, I met Mani Tese due to a work camp, more than 10 years ago. It was love at first sight and in short time from camp-volunteer I became a camp organizer, from volunteer I became volunteer organizer. I should say, I reached out and Mani Tese changed my life.  What did I do before? A degree in sociology, the civil service, various works in defence of human rights, the coordination of a project […]

Junior Donor Care Officer


My name is Susanna Bontempi, In Mani Tese I deal with donors.   After graduating in History, I met Mani Tese and applied for a civil service announcement in 2016: I was impressed by the values of environmental, economic and social justice that characterized the association.   That year of civil service, like all good things, has flown quickly. I spent time in the fundraising office, where I had the opportunity to learn a job that I liked a […]

Communication and Marketing Specialist


“Selling fictitious needs to the next and offering equally fictitious solutions to satisfy them“. This was the motto laid at the foundation of my career until the twenty eight year mark. Alessia Bianchi, originally from Como, graduated in Milan in Telecommunication Management & Economics, I lived on / off between the United Arab Emirates and […]

Junior Event Manager


My name is Arianna Bianchi and I approached Mani Tese in 2017, when I spent a year in Civil Service at Mani Tese Social Cooperative. The great world of Mani Tese has given me more than I could have ever expected: in addition to the training and enrichment of my professional skills, in fact, there […]

External communication of the association is a task of the communication and fundraising area. 

Communication area defines strategic guidelines to communicate the political, institutional and associative scope of Mani Tese. 

Fundraising area is focused on private sector, companies and foundations. The aim with companies is to explore and activate partnership in order to co-project and carry out common campaigns. Moreover, fundraising activities are spreadon the whole Italian territory, thanks to volunteers and groups, to support, spread and promote Mani Tese’s campaigns. 

Volunteering and territory sector promotes mobilization and participation of the volunteers, and coordinate the activities shared among Mani Tese’s subjects distributed on the national territory.

Administration, statements and management
Head of Administration


My name is Fabrizio Rizzi, I am 50 years old and I’ve worked in Mani Tese for more than 8 years. I have a wife and two daughters: a teenager in full, and one who is becoming a teenager. After university, I started working as a teacher and after some time I arrived in the non-profit sector. Then I decided I wanted to stay. I believe that […]

Head of Accounting and Finance


My name is Marino Langiu, born and raised in the province of Varese. I graduated in management economics with master in finance and control, I started my career in Mani Tese since the time of the university as a volunteer, in particular with the study and work camps in Faenza, that I attended for four years in a row. Together with the […]

Accounting and Finance Management


I am Viviana Galanti, and for just over two years, I have worked in Mani Tese in the Accounting and Finance Management Office. It all started about 15 years ago, when in the Faculty of Statistical Sciences I began to learn about “international cooperation”. From this “meeting” came the desire to reconcile the passion for numbers to the desire to do something concrete to […]



My name is Claudia Ungaro, named Dodò! I have two children and a cat, and I live in Caronno Pertusella. I have breathed the air of Mani Tese since I was a child in the Caronno group where I participated in formative meetings, collections and flea markets. The first work camp was in 1976 and the last one in 2007 with my children. In 1984 I was lucky enough to become part of the staff of […]

Accounting and Management Control


My name is Elisa Checchetto, I have a high school diploma in Business Expert and Correspondent in foreign languages. Just after graduation, I became part of the world with Mani Tese.  During these years I have been working in organizing the secretary of the then “Project Service” working in close collaboration with area manager of Asia, Africa and Latin America.  After the internal reorganization of Mani Tese, I moved to the […]



I am Marcello Testa, graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. Since 2005, I have been working in Mani Tese as a simple clerk, assistant to the secretary and front office; this gives me the opportunity to gain knowledge about the value and humanitarian approach of the association. My shyness, kindness, honesty, loyalty and will, keep me bound […]

These areas guarantee the correct account management, clearness, monitoring of expenditure and daily organisation of activities.  

Here, is where projects close: projects are accounted, and the financial and preventive statements are prepared. In particular, the administration guarantees the correct predisposition of associative budget and ensures the respect of obligations related with the regulations in force. 

The management audit ensures that the management and accounting of projects are carried out in accordance with the guidelines of the donors, of Mani Tese, and laws in Italy and the countries in which Mani Tese operates. It verifies the associative financial sustainability and deploys financial management and monitoring tools. Moreover, thanks to the valuable contribution of the General Secretary we start again every day towards new objectives!