FRIENDS OF UDINE
On January 22 Danilo, Alberto, Daniela and Angelico left for missions in Benin, to make their annual meeting trip with the various villages where they brought the solidarity of their group and many Friulians, activating schools and wells !!
KNIGHTS OF THE CLOUDS
On February 9, 2020 Don Michele Zanon with three volunteer motorcyclists and a retired doctor, specialized in pediatrics, will leave for Togo. In the first week they will visit the missions of Togo and on Saturday 16 February they will leave for Abidjan in Ivory Coast.
On the evening of Friday 7 February 2020, at 20.00 pm in the "Flaim" room of the Arco Community Foundation in via Strappazocche n. 18, the ordinary meeting of Solidarmondo Trentino ODV will be held.
The proceeds of the evening, based on free offers, were donated for the support of the missions of the Sisters of Providence in Myanmar and precisely for the project: "A PLATE OF RICE, A GIRL AT SCHOOL ".During the evening Sister Irmarosa presented the project and 5 Myanmar nuns cheered the evening with a dance characteristic of their culture and musical tradition.
Here is a short video documenting the event: https://youtu.be/OgYWsx3ek6A
Testimonials from Togo
The evening will take place in San Tomaso di Majano and will also see the participation of a Friulian theater group: "GAD Quintino Ronchi di S.Daniele".
Solidarity for Actions 2020
The course is aimed at those who want to know more closely the reality of international solidarity. It is divided into three meetings open to the public and three residential training weekends for students between February and May.
This year's theme is: "Change-minds: change minds, manage changes".
Here is the program
"Hands for SHALOM"
At the Center, life flows serenely between lessons in the morning, lunch and workshops in the afternoon. The girls feel cared for and loved, so much so that some, although they have gone to middle school, do not fail to come to greet the Tantis (teachers) and Soeur! This year's group loves to dance and do chores rather than study, but Tanti Colette firmly holds the discipline and prepares the fourth year group for the final exam in June. Smiles and stories return to our hearts. many of them: Rose, Ange, Océane, Fatima, Iris, Morène ... or the shimmering gaze of when we told them that we come from Udine: “The same city as Father Luigi! But then do you know his family? "
The "Center Shalom" remains like a sentinel attentive to its territory, a place to live a peaceful childhood and pre-adolescence: in our heart there is the hope that one day the Ivorian society will be able to take care of these "parentless" people destined the street or child labor, recognizing the work that the "Sisters of Providence" are carrying out. Currently, without the presence of these sisters and staff over there and the concrete solidarity of so many benefactors up here all this would not be possible.
We also hope that this people, who have suffered greatly from severe political crises, but also all the peoples of the earth can be governed by politicians who always put Good first: the good of the people, the good of humanity! Shalom!
As a FONS group we will be happy to tell our experience to anyone who wants it, with the photos and videos collected.
THE LITTLE PRINCE
Saturday 8 February at 16.00 the friends of the Little Prince invite those who wish to participate in the initiative Tastings in the shop which will take place at the Solidarity Workshop in via Vittorio Veneto 22 / G- Casarsa della Delizia (PN). You can taste chocolate, tea, sweets, Fair Trade products, cooked by people with disabilities and frailties, under the guidance of their educators, the Social Employment Center and the Cucina delle Fratte.
It is a good opportunity to combine Taste with Solidarity.