Summer camp Atlantia4Ukraine: a summer of joy for refugee mothers and children

Finally kicked off, a Romea real summer center dedicated to Ukrainian refugee mothers and children in the capital. For the whole summer, from June 13 to September 2by the structure of Villa Fassini in the Tiburtina area, Ukrainian families who have arrived in Italy due to the war in their country will be able to fully benefit from a service available and dedicated to entertaining the little ones throughout recreational and sporting activities.

The Atlantia4Ukraine project is finally starting

The program that never gets boring

That “Summer camp“Was born on the initiative of Atlantiawhich through a special program allows its operators to deliver up to 10 days of paid activities, and from the partnership with various NGOs and third sector companies, such as. Sports Without Borders Onlus – who will be in charge of the operational management of the center – Caritas, Community of Sant ‘Egidio, Red The Children. The project, called “Atlantia 4 Ukraine”, Will also take place thanks to the active cooperation between different institutions, primarily Rome municipalitythat Ministry of Foreign Affairsthat Department of Civil Protection, L ‘Embassy of Ukraine in Italy.

Some Ukrainian refugee children in Rome are having fun experimenting with the games they will have available this summer during the Atlantia4Ukraine summer camp

The summer center opens its doors next Monday and is open every day weekdays, from 9.00 to 17.30delivers entertainment, sports and games to i children aged 4 to 14that. In particular, they will be implemented recreational activitiessports, yoga, language courses Italian and psychological counseling. The camp will also be open to mothers, who will thus be able to play sports and take advantage of targeted reception offers. The center of Villa Fassini, provided by Atlantia, is in addition to having a green area of ​​24,000 square meters actually equipped with a perfectly set up multimedia room and broadband connection that can be used freely.

Who it is for and what services it offers

Is approximately 160 people who will be able to use the services of the “Summer Camp” every day: in this way, the center will be able to host approx. 2,000 refugeesbetween women and children. The activities were defined through a way of listening to the main needs of the Ukrainian refugee community present in Rome: on 13 May, in fact a open day where the workers of Atlantia, the representatives of the NGOs and the institutions involved met and talked to about 500 people who fled the conflict, precisely to activate the most in-demand services.

Meeting Atlantia4Ukraine
A Ukrainian woman with her baby at Atlantia4Ukraine Summer Camp presentation meeting

The main characteristics of the summer camp were then illustrated during a meeting with over 200 refugees held today, Friday 10 June, in the hall in Protomoteca of Campidogliowhich was attended by the Mayor of Rome, Roberto GualtieriPresident of Atlantis, Giampiero Massolothe head of the civil protection department, Fabrizio Curciothe Ukrainian Ambassador to Italy, Yaroslav Melnikthe Councilor for Social Policy and Health in the Municipality of Rome, Barbara Funarithe chairman of Sport Senza Frontiere Onlus, Alessandro Tappain addition to representatives of the other NGOs involved.

Gualtieri and Massolo: “Joy of providing concrete support”

I would like to thank Atlantia, the Civil Protection and the other associations involved in making and supporting this beautiful initiative to whom we will give all our support. Two thousand people, many of them very young, who are hosting in Rome in a summer camp are a real and concrete form of support and solidarity with a people who are at the heart of all Roman women and Romans – declared the Mayor of Rome, Roberto Gualtieri -. We spoke with the Ukrainian Ambassador about this and other initiatives that we will continue to offer our proximity with. I consider it a very positive sign that companies are also playing their part in this dramatic situation – adds the mayor of the capital – with a public-private partnership to gather a bit of serenity in the time of young people who are forced to live in a terrible situation like this caused by the unacceptable military aggression perpetrated by Putin’s Russia“.

Gualtieri and Massolo
The Mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri with the President of Atlantia Giampiero Massolo

We are pleased to be with institutions and various NGOs to provide concrete support to Ukrainian mothers and children who arrived in Rome after the war. This project shows that through effective cooperation between the realities of the public, private and third sector, it is possible to activate high-quality reception and assistance services, which promotes participation and social inclusion. As Atlantia, we want to continue to do our part and concretely demonstrate our strong proximity to the Ukrainian people “added the President of Atlantia, Giampiero Massolo.

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