On Friday, June 30 all the boys living in Ballabio organized an ethnic dinner to celebrate the end of the scholastic year and the beginning of summer lessons and, also, to say goodbye to Pem, their operator, who in going to work to another camp.
The operating protocol aimed to facilitate the asylum seekers’ integration on the territory of Valmadrera begins today. It will take place by carrying out community service led by the Comune di Valmadrera in collaboration with the Parish, Progetto Itaca and the Centro Farmaceutico Missionario.
We said them: “Let’s show us simple daily moments here in Italy!”. So, they produced a fabulous outcome with the support of teachers, mediators, operators and volunteers. We saw their work during the World Refugee Day in Lecco, 25 June 2017.
Two cultures, two countries, but only one thing in common: a mother that sees a lost child and decided to take care of him.
Laura is a mother that noticed a far-searching-eyes little girl. She was taking her children to school that morning. She met this child that could not communicate with other children because she didn’t speak the same language. She felt “a feeling in her belly”. Then, she came closer to her.
"Since a few weeks there’s also a cultural mediator who helps us when it’s too hard to communicate with her. We meet Salim more and more often: in the morning, we’re always in a hurry to pick her up at her place, and we have a great time trying to teach her some Italian words on our way to school."
Djibril, Yunus and Oumar tell their summer to the oratory of Rossino/Erve on the "Camminiamo insieme" news pages, telling what they have learned, were able to convey: a special journey lasted 3 weeks during which integration has been very important.