ABOUT WHAT WE DO

We work towards maintaining an open society that is against all kinds of discrimination and does not deny cultural diversity, but instead brings it together for the purposes of integration, creating spaces of shared everyday life. Difference of identity, origin, religion, and culture is a source of human and cultural wealth and growth. In order to achieve these objectives, we intervene in three different themes, pursuing goals of social cohesion:

  • socio-cultural integration of migrant citizens living in the province of Lecco
  • international cooperation in Niger and the Ukraine
  • cultural promotion

These three work areas, so different from one another, are connected by a common denominator: turning walls into bridges, barriers into frontiers, confrontations into dialogue, and differences into mutual enrichment.

 

About who we do it for:

People are at the centre of our interventions, in 2014:

• cultural mediations:
122 interventions at the hospitals of Lecco and Merate, for a total of over 150 hours
20 interventions at the rehabilitation centre La Nostra Famiglia, for a total of 90 hours.
Approximately 200 hours of interventions for foreign children in the schools throughout the province of Lecco
• 180 people received free legal advice thanks to the service of the Ufficio Diritti (Rights Office):
Free legal assistance to roughly 50 foreign citizens and 30 people requesting political asylum at the Rights Office
Consultancy to over 100 users at the Sportello territoriale (local office) in Vercurago
• Language facilities:
Approximately 2,500 hours of interventions of language facilitation for foreign children in the schools of the province of Lecco
Organisation of 5 Italian courses for foreigners
3 Italian courses for those requesting political asylum
• 62 Ukranian children came to Italy thanks to the summer and winter therapeutic hospitality projects
• 28 Ukrainian children in economic and social difficulty are supported at a distance
• 34 families fleeing conflict are supported thanks to the project to help internal Ukrainian refugees
• 1,000 children and mothers in northern Niger have received vaccinations and medical visits
• 400 Tuareg children in northern Niger are going to primary school
• 8 young Tuaregs are studying at the College of Agadez, in Niger, thanks to our study grants

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