About

We are an organisation operating in Italy and around the world to ensure that every boy and girl has the protection of a family, a quality school, and a community where they can grow up and express their potential.Children can change the world. Change can start with them and benefit the families and communities they live in, but only if their rights are protected and recognised by adults.

This is why we strive to safeguard their rights, so that they can become adults and achieve their dreams.

We are the smile on the face of girls and boys like Versia, Francesco, Amina, Laxman and many more who have received our support; we have improved the lives of around 700,000 children in our thirty-year history.

Network

Helpcode is a network of organisations with offices and projects in Italy, Switzerland, Libya, Tunisia, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cambodia and Nepal.

Our team consists of 109 employees and collaborators, of whom 87 are based overseas. In these overseas offices, 92% of our workforce is made up of local staff.

Helpcode is recognized and authorized to work with DG ECHO having obtained the ECHO Certificate valid from 2021 to 2027.

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Our team

Alessandro Grassini
Secretary General
Martina Venzo
Compliance manager
Christian Ranieri
Administrative Office
Administration
Barbara Bazzardi
Administrative Office
Projects Administration
Elisa Palazzo
Administrative Office
Management control and monitoring
Valeria Fabbroni
Valeria Fabbroni
Projects Office
Director of Programs  
Alessandro Bartoletti
Projects Office
Coordinator of project in Italy
Roberta Pellizzoli
Projects Office
Mozambique and DRCongo Program Manager
alessandro_guarino
Alessandro Guarino
Country Representative
Libya and Tunisia
Petr_base
Petr Base
Deputy Country Representative
Libya and Tunisia
Paolo Gomiero
Country Representative
Mozambique, Maputo and Vilankulo Offices
Matteo Raineri
Projects Office
Coordinator of PROFILI project in Mozambique
Vanessa Parada
Country Representative
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bukavu Office
Mary McCabe
Country Representative
Cambodia
Mousa_Moori
Mousa Moori
Programme Development officer
Yemen
Bharat Patak
Project manager
Nepal, Kathmandu Office
Divina Tamayo
Project Audit Unit
Philip Lalwet
Project Audit Unit
Michela Gaffo
Communication Office
Communication and fundraising manager
Gelsomina Vitiello
Individual Donors Office
Individual donors management
Serena Fassone
Individual Donors Office
Front Office
Cinzia Vedovello
Individual Donors Office
Back Office
Francesco Asti
Communication Office
Copywriter and Content Editor
Michele Giusto
Communication Office
Digital Marketing Manager
Fosca Scotto di Perta
Communication Office
Events, Volunteer and Testimonial

Board of Directors

Helpcode's activities are decided by shareholder meetings and by the Board of Directors, which delegates the management of all the organisation's operational activities to the Secretary General.
The Board of Auditors, currently composed of Giovanni Battista Parodi and Massimiliano Iazzetti, verifies the organisation's accounting and financial management processes to ensure full compliance with all laws and bylaws.
The Board of Directors is made up of 7 members who are all unpaid. The board members do not have operational roles; their task is to guide, verify and monitor the work of the Secretary General.

Supervisory Body

In order to improve its organizational and control system as well as to pursue the benefits provided for by Legislative Decree 231/2001, Help Code Italia has decided to adapt its organizational system to this standard, adopting the Organization, Management and Control Model with resolution of 03/03/2021 and, as an essential component of the Model, by appointing a Supervisory Body, whose members are:

Giovanni E. Viscovi
Supervisory Body's Chair
Alessandra Cassone
Supervisory Body External Member
Alessandro Grassini
Supervisory Body Internal Member

Help Code Italia requests compliance with the principles contained both in the Code of Ethics and in the General Section of the Model from all its internal and external stakeholders.

Whistleblowing is a tool through which the employees of a public or private organization report to specific individuals or bodies, a possible violation of the Code of Ethics, Model 231, a fraud, a crime, an offense or any irregular conduct committed by other subjects belonging to the organization.
Help Code Italia has various channels for reporting, including:
- Mail: OdV 231 Help Code Italia ONLUS, Via XXV Aprile 12 / B, 16123 Genova (GE)
- Supervisory Body email: odv@helpcode.org
- Email: safeguarding@helpcode.org

Finance

Here at Helpcode, we believe that transparency is a fundamental and indispensable element for organisations working in the fields of development cooperation and humanitarian emergency response. For this reason, we publish a Social Responsibility Report every year. This document provides a detailed explanation of how we have used the funds that we have received from public and private backers. The organisation's accounts are checked by independent auditors to verify project costs in the countries where we operate.

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