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Kaumatua is an endeavour launched by MilanoAltruista, the first volunteer organisation to bring flexible volunteering to Milan. We are currently “incubated” by MilanoAltruista and helped by their assiduous staff and by a newly-instituted group of volunteers (Angelo, Cristina…) under the leadership of Odile Robotti (president of MilanoAltruista). We cannot wait to leave our nest (after completing a few more steps) and become an autonomous non-profit organization. We will keep you posted as it develops! Kaumatua was officially launched on November 29, 2018, when the pilot phase came to an end and our operations began. Read what’s been said about us in the press review section.

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