May the force be with (E)U !!
Start date: Feb 2, 2015,
End date: Feb 28, 2016
The Associazione Amici della Caritas di Ferrara – Comacchio is a non-lucrative association which intervenes in the socioassistential field, fighting every form of disease and promoting social inclusion. There are two centers of operations: the first one gather together all the places for low threshold shelter (the meal center, the kitchen, storehouses, bathrooms and showers) and the second one gather together the first and second level shelter, like the dormitory, the miniapartments and the Listening Center. The main themes and the objectives of the project “May the force be with (E)U !!” are the assistance to people with social disease and fighting poverty and social exclusion, linked with an awareness of the community to these contents, especially the young, and of an area of volunteer promotion through new technologies. The project lasts twelve months and involve Italy as hosting nation and Spain as country of the sending organizations, for a number of two volunteers. The implemented activities for the volunteers are: meal service, shower service and clothes distribution, the Listening Center and miniapartments shelter, distribution of non perishable food items, dormitory shelter, guide to the territory services, organization of volunteers' promotion, events and public relations. There will be also weekly meetings with the tutor and the mentor and an Italian language course. The variety of offered services permits to the volunteers to carry out not only pure manual services but also decision – making activities, which promotes everyone peculiarities increasing personal, cultural and social competences.
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