Author: Maria Arias

John Paul II Foundation / Articles posted by Maria Arias (Page 4)

The John Paul II Foundation will participate in Saturday's March for Peace through the streets of Arezzo. The coming together, women and men, of different religions and cultures, united by remembrance, by memory, walking to ask for peace is important in this particular historical moment we are living. Walking together is a sign of hope and, at the same time, of closeness with those who cannot do so because they are under bombs or inhabitants of undemocratic countries. In these weeks in which the only voices we hear are the cries of those who are killed, tortured, oppressed in many countries of the world, we in silence will walk alongside each other, because every woman or man is my brother and sister. The John Paul II Foundation, established over 25 years ago, joins and will ask its friends and supporters to participate in the March to reaffirm the centrality of man and his rights: right to peace, right to...

"The situation in Israel and Palestine is very complex, difficult, getting worse with each passing day. The war is spreading to the whole Middle East. We must strongly call for peace, for an immediate cease-fire," these were the first words of Father Ibrahim Faltas, vicar of the Custody of the Holy Land, speaking in Florence at an evening of reflection on the situation in the Middle East. The meeting sponsored by Alessandro Tonelli, president of the Rotary Club of Fiesole and Andrea Bottinelli, president of the John Paul II Foundation was attended by many Rotary Clubs in the Florence area. More than 200 people crowded the auditorium of the Innovation Center, built on the Florentine lungarni, recovering the ancient Granaio dell'Abbondanza, built in 1695 for Grand Duke Cosimo III dei Medici. Participants in the evening included the secretary general of the Chamber of Commerce, Giuseppe Salvini, entrepreneur Giammarco Piacenti, the president of the Order of Journalists of Tuscany, Giampaolo Marchini, the director of the Cassa di Risparmio Foundation,...

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Contesto: L’iniziativa si svolge in un territorio caratterizzato da favorevoli condizioni ambientali ma da gravi carenze strutturali e organizzative dell’economia agricola che ha determinato, soprattutto per i piccoli produttori, l’impossibilità di completare il processo produttivo fino al prodotto finale pronto per i mercati organizzati, Grande Distribuzione Organizzata ed importatori internazionali. Lo scopo del progetto: Migliorare la qualità, la sostenibilità e l’inclusione sociale della gestione produttiva, manageriale e commerciale dei piccoli produttori, delle loro coop e dei lavoratori delle filiere agricole della frutta fresca della fascia costiera e della valle della Bekaa in Libano, attraverso la riqualificazione delle competenze, dei modelli di gestione associata, la realizzazione di impianti di processamento e stoccaggio e l’accesso a mercati più remunerativi. Attività  -Riqualificazione delle competenze dei modelli di gestione associata. -Elaborazione di un sistema di controllo qualità nel processo produttivo agroecologico (Quality Management System - QMS). -Realizzazione di impianti di processamento e stoccaggio. -Assistenza tecnica, formazione, scambio di esperienze e sensibilizzazione...

Civil Service is an opportunity for training, personal growth and education in active citizenship that contributes to the social, economic, environmental and cultural development of the countries where it takes place. We invite you to carefully read the full text of the Call for Proposals at the following link to discover all the benefits and opportunities https://www.scelgoilserviziocivile.gov.it/leggi-il-bando/il-testo/ The John Paul II Foundation is offering 4 young people between the ages of 18 and 28 the chance to have a meaningful experience as volunteer workers in Lebanon and Jordan. In Jordan, the project focuses on supporting services for hearing-impaired children in the areas of inclusive education and health. While in Lebanon, the goal of the project is to contribute to the improvement of socio-economic and environmental conditions in rural communities by enhancing natural resources through sustainable consumption and development models. The commitment required will be 12 months, with an average of 25 hours of service per week. Interested young people can send their applications to...

New dates for the Foreigner Support and Information Service are available! The desk offers social-work support, housing and legal guidance. In particular, it is possible to request: - Assistance on residence permits and family reunification. - Support in issues related to labor and rental contracts. - Support in the search for a home and relations with landlords. - Information on renting and buying property. - Support in job search and training courses. - Support in compiling a resume and cover letter. The office is open every Wednesday by appointment from 3 to 6 p.m. at 40 Via Concini in Terranuova Bracciolini. For appointments: send a message via Whatsapp to 353 439 0762 or email: sportellivaldarno@gmail.com or contact social services directly Attached is the calendar of openings from January to April 2024: Desk Calendar 2024 ...

Florence, Christmas 2023 In the Church of Santa Maria della Pieve in Arezzo, as soon as we cross the threshold -on the right- nine faces of distant, silent, anonymous suffering introduce us to the sacred. Those faces were chosen from a folder full of other eloquent images by students who participated in the "Man Project" organized by the Foundation from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. They are faces that we could meet every day in our cities; faces that tell of the same periphery that on the night of Bethlehem was populated by the excluded as they approached the Grotto and that still today ask that that embodied Hope does not remain confined to the territories of good statements only, as they would have the right to reproach us since they are deprived of any future - as they are - because of the conflicts that still inflame some regions of the world; conflict in Afghanistan, civil war in Myanmar, crisis in Yemen, Russian-Ukrainian war, Gaza war...

I am Viola Nouhi, and I have been working at the John Paul II Foundation for a few months now, after doing Universal Civil Service in Bethlehem for a year at the Paul VI Effeta Institute. Just about this time last year I was there, cheered by the joy of the children and fascinated by the spirit of Christmas that only the Holy Land can convey. These days I often think back to that time when the war seemed so far away. In a few days it is Christmas again and my heart breaks as I read the news of the conflict that is once again devastating that land. The Dorothean Sisters, who have always run the Institute, tell me every week what is happening in Bethlehem; unfortunately, fewer and fewer students can reach the school. In fact, most live far away and are unable to travel because it is risky to travel the roads and cross the checkpoints. Classes continue online but for...

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Lo scopo del progetto: Migliorare la qualità e la sostenibilità dell’organizzazione, delle imprese rurali e delle cooperative dedite alla produzione di frutta e verdura nella parte settentrionale del Libano. Attività: -Management e controllo di gestione delle cooperative e imprese agricole. -Produzioni di alta qualità. -Promozione e vendita dei prodotti su mercati più remunerativi. -Sostegno agli enti pubblici responsabili del supporto alle cooperative.     -Dotazione di equipaggiamenti, macchinari per la movimentazione merci, strumenti per la selezione della frutta, il packaging ed il controllo qualità e le condizioni di vendita dei produttori -Rafforzamento della strategia commerciale [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="50px"][edgtf_image_gallery type="slider" autoplay="3" slide_animation="slide" pretty_photo="no" navigation="yes" pagination="yes" image_size="full" images="21333,21334"][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][edgtf_button size="medium" type="" target="_blank" icon_pack="" text="DONA ORA" link="https://sostieni.fondazionegiovannipaolo.org/" color="#ffffff" hover_color="#203b78" background_color="#ffa739" hover_background_color="#ffffff" border_color="#ffa739" hover_border_color="#203b78" custom_class="donaDentroArticolo"][vc_row_inner el_class="catBoxWrap"][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Categoria: SVILUPPO AGRICOLO [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner el_class="rigaInfoProgetto"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text el_class="infoFix"]Location:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text el_class="infoProg"]Libano[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner el_class="rigaInfoProgetto"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text el_class="infoFix"]Finanziatore:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text el_class="infoProg"]Cooperazione Tedesca[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner el_class="rigaInfoProgetto"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text el_class="infoFix"]Data inizio progetto:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text el_class="infoProg"]01/10/2022 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner el_class="rigaInfoProgetto"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text el_class="infoFix"]Durata:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text el_class="infoProg"]43 mesi[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner el_class="rigaInfoProgetto"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text el_class="infoFix"]Stato Progetto:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text el_class="infoProg"]In corso [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][edgtf_separator position="left" color="#ffb422" width="100%"...

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December 6, 2023 Our school year 2023-24 began in mid-August. We were immersed in intense and creative activity in the various disciplines, but already there was a "polluted" atmosphere that grew, until it exploded in an unthinking dramatic and fatal way on October 7. Since that day, almost all the pupils attending our institute have been locked up in their homes, villages and towns. With courage, we have been trying to reopen the school, but very few children are able to attend. Online classes are very difficult for the hearing-impaired, because children who cannot hear us need to see the lip movement and mimicry of the speaker and manual dexterity to facilitate comprehension. Many have asked to sleep at school, even on the floor, as long as they do not miss the chance to learn and experience the serenity of a normal day-to-day life with their peers. This is tremendous for a...

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