Eight projects for a possible tomorrow

Eight projects selected in the framework of the National call for proposals “Reception and accompanying of foreign unaccompanied minors and young people who arrive in Italy alone” operating on the Italian territory since April 2017.

 

The call has been promoted in 2016 within the initiative Never Alone, for a possible tomorrow.

Protagonists' voices

The story of Mamadou

Mamadou was born in Gambia. When he got to Palermo, he wished to do something for himself and the others, so he attended a meeting where he could develop his skills and fulfil his aspirations in view of a job opportunity. Soon after he attended a training course on unaccompanied minors, an experience that encouraged him to become a social worker: he wanted to help other “Harraga Guys” develop their own life project in Italy. Today Mamadou is a highly esteemed cultural mediator: thanks to an experience like his, better living opportunities can be offered to young migrants, thus ensuring full social inclusion.

Harraga Guys

Social inclusion paths for unaccompanied migrant children in the City of Palermo

A network of nine partners is active in Sicily to enhance and improve the minors protection system, already existing in the area, and to make available to young migrants those services and tools needed to be an integral and resourceful part of the Italian society.

Projects’ social impact

In 2016, Fondazione Cariplo, Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CON IL SUD, Enel Cuore, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Torino, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo and Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena joined their efforts in the first edition of the National call for proposals “Reception and accompanying of foreign unaccompanied minors and young people who arrive in Italy alone".

 

The selected projects involve 75 institutions between associations of the third sector and Public Bodies and advocate actions in favour of minors autonomy in the transition to adulthood, as well as the strengthening and diffusion of foster care practices and the volunteer tutors system, and girls’ reception.

The italian regions involved in the projects

The young migrants accompanied by the projects

Euros the total contribution amount in Italy

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