impactmania’s series for NanoValbruna 2021.

Together with impactmania – Messaggero Veneto Scuola students, we interviewed 6 impact makers on the delicate balance between nature and human activities.

A conversation with mountaineer Massimo Rossetto, former firefighter in Valbruna, today the President of Friuli mandi Nepal namaste. The organization connects mountainous communities in Italy and Nepal. 

Twenty years ago, Massimo Rossetto, on a mountaineering adventure stumbled on a small school in Kathmandu, Nepal. Making good on a promise to help, today, he has supported hundreds of young people and their families. 

The communities in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy and Kathmandu, Nepal are connected by the act of this one person and together realized schools for hundreds of children — half of them girls —, three orphan house for 80 children, and 3 homes for disabled children. A few girls who started elementary school then have become teachers in the schools.

Filippo Savoia, videographer

Gabriella Scrufari, Messaggero Veneto
Annalisa Chirico, NanoValbruna
Paola Ferrari, Accademia di Gagliato
Paksy Plackis-Cheng, impactmania

From inspiration to impact. impactmania has interviewed 300+ change makers in 30+ countries, to connect change makers of tomorrow with those who drive cultural, social, and economic impact today.