Atlantia takes the field in favor of Ukrainian refugee mothers and children. The Italian holding company active in the mobility sector, from airports to motorways, has in fact launched a Rome the project “Atlantia4Ukraine”. It is a summer camp, active from Monday 13 June to next 2 September (from 9.00 to 17.30), which includes sports and recreational activities for around 2,000 people in the framework of Villa Fassinian equipped green area of 24,000 square meters, in the Tiburtina area.
That service (completely free) led by Atlantia volunteers, employees who through a special program can provide up to ten days of volunteer work paid for by the company, and by various NGOs and third sector units, among others. Sports Without Borders Onlus, Caritas, Community of Sant’Egidio, Red Barnet. Several institutions are also participating in the project, primarily Rome municipalitythat Ministry of Foreign Affairsthe department for Civil protectionL ‘Ukrainian Embassy in Italy.
“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”, emphasizes Giampiero Massolo, President of Atlantia. “For years, at Sport Senza Frontiere, we have been concerned with social inclusion, and we believe that sport is a formidable tool for integration and welfare,” he adds. Alessandro Tappa, President of Sport Without Borders. “We are therefore very pleased to open this partnership with Atlantia and make human resources and experience available thanks to this great project to welcome many Ukrainian children and mothers.”
They provided services
Leisure activities, right from yoga to Italian language coursestill psychological counseling, is especially aimed at children aged 4 to 14 years. The camp is also open to mothers, who can thus play sports and take advantage of targeted reception offers. The activities were defined through a path to listen to the main needs of the Ukrainian refugee community present in Rome: on 13 May, an open day was organized in which the workers of Atlantia, the representatives of the NGOs and the institutions involved met and talked with about 500 Ukrainian refugees, precisely to activate the services most in demand.
“I am convinced that ours summer camp in Rome, it will be a special place for true friendship, personal development and new cultural and creative experiences for Ukrainian children who have been forced to leave our country due to large-scale Russian aggression “, notes the Ukrainian Ambassador to Italy. Yaroslav Melnyk. To then conclude that “the rich program, productive learning in line with the planned entertainment activities in the large park Villa Fassini will be the best cure for painful memories and will create a vivid and unforgettable impression for our little ones. Ukrainians who have known the horrors of war “.
The main features of the summer camp were illustrated during a meeting with over 200 Ukrainian refugees held in recent days in the Protomoteca Hall in Campidoglio, which was attended by the Mayor of Rome, Roberto Gualtierithe President of Atlantia, Giampiero Massolo, Head of the Civil Protection Department, Fabrizio Curciothe Ukrainian Ambassador to Italy, Yaroslav Melnik, Councilor for Social Policy and Health of the Municipality of Rome, Barbara Funarithe president of Sport Senza Frontiere Onlus, Alessandro Tappa, as well as the representatives of the other NGOs involved.