Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger, improving literacy and offering guidance.
The first club in Europe was established in 1963 in Vienna. Today, Europe counts around 26,000 members in about 1,200 clubs. Dedicated people who love, share and live the spirit of Kiwanis. That means hundred of thousands of hours for service to children who need help and communities.
The European umbrella encompasses the following countries and geographic areas:
Austria, Belgium-Luxembourg, Estonia, Czech & Slovak Republics, France-Monaco, Germany, Hungary, Iceland-Faroes, Italy-San Marino, the Netherlands, Norden (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland-Liechtenstein, Turkey, United Kingdom.
Kiwanis’ footprint also extends to Africa were clubs can be found in:
Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinee, Ile de la Réunion, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.