As a participant of Expo Milano 2015, Lions Clubs International aims to draw attention to the key role that non-governmental organizations can play in resolving some of the major problems that affect mankind, hence the theme "Lions4Expo". Starting from the fight against blindness, for which the Lions are known throughout the world, "Lions4Expo" wants to engage visitors in the Association’s activities, managed daily in the communities of countries where it operates: the fight against hunger and thirst, quality and wholesomeness of food and water, education on nutrition, the adoption of healthy lifestyles, preventive health care, environmental protection and the consequent fight against waste, with attention to traditions, the development of biodiversity, and promoting innovation with a social purpose.
During Expo Milano 2015
, the Lions will show footage of its experiences, develop thematic exhibitions, organize conferences, seminars and roundtables with experts, carry out practical demonstrations and musical and theatrical performances. "Lions4Expo" will address not only its Club Members, but all visitors, families and young people: everyone will beaware and appreciate the daily, active and global effort that the Lions make in the world.
Lions Clubs International
Lions Clubs International is a service club organization which has 1,350,000 members in 46,000 Clubs in 209 countries. Founded in 1917, the Association is primarily known for fighting blindness through the international SightFirst Program developed in the poorest countries, which has helped millions of people. Today it has created a campaign for the elimination of measles with 150 million vaccinations administered so far.
The Lions are dedicated to volunteering in several community projects: the protection of the environment, providing practical services in the community and relief for natural disasters in cases of emergency, combating hunger and thirst, striving to improve the health of children and adults around the world, and care for elderly and disabled people. Helping out young people, the Lions also support children and local schools through scholarships and educational literacy programs; the Leo Program provides the occasion for personal development through volunteering opportunities for young people. Throughout the world there are approximately 144,000 Leos.
bring help and support and their strength lies in their dual nature: local, to serve the specific needs of the communities in which they live, but also global, to meet the challenges that transcend national boundaries.