Author: Maria Arias

John Paul II Foundation / Articles posted by Maria Arias (Page 7)

The John Paul II Foundation, deeply alarmed by the news and images of extraordinary violence coming from Palestine and Israel, condemns every act that sees the annihilation of human life as the answer to its own motives. The escalation of violence, revenge and hatred against men and women, the elderly and children is of grave concern to us. Further apprehension is due to the presence of numerous cooperators and colleagues on the ground, the children and staff of the Effetà Institute in Bethlehem and all the beneficiaries of our projects. Along with the hope that the situation will be resolved as soon as possible we promise the effort and commitment to assist our staff still in the area. In our 25 years of presence there, we have experienced how dialogue, mutual understanding and respect for diversity can pave the way for peaceful and prosperous coexistence for all the communities that call this land home. In these hours when hatred and...

The public has been bewildered by the rapid changes in national and European policy on the reception of migrants. From the supervised arrivals following the agreements for the European operation Sophia, to the stricter and more rational regime of the Gentiloni government, inspired by Interior Minister Marco Minniti, to the almost total closure of ports by the yellow-green government, by initiatives of Matteo Salvini, to the current situation of uncontrolled arrivals. The trouble is that there is no homogeneous European legislation to regulate the issue of immigration, although, in the past two years, at the urging of Mediterranean countries, Europe has been struggling to create a system of reception and integration that responds to the principles of international law and those of the Treaties. But, so far, with little success, given the opposition of many member states, particularly Germany and its satellites and some Eastern countries. The issue is now on the agenda because of the incessant arrivals of migrants...

In September, the International Week of Deaf People is celebrated around the world. "A world where deaf people can use their sign language everywhere!" is the theme chosen for this year that will accompany us from September 18 to 24. There are about 300 sign languages in the world, and states very slowly recognized and made them their own. In Europe, Portugal started in 1997, while Italy recognizes, promotes and protects Italian Sign Language (LIS) and Italian Tactile Sign Language (LIST) with a law only since 2021. In 2017, the United Nations General Assembly chose September 23 as the day to remember, recognize and promote sign languages. This year, in Italy, the national event and a three-day conference will take place in Palermo. So one of the goals we must set for ourselves is bilingualism, something has been done: but it is too...

September represents throughout Italy the time for the return to school. 7 million children, boys and girls in these hours are packing their backpacks for the first day of classes, ready to walk through the school door again or for the first time. As always, these are days filled with different and mixed emotions: there is the excitement of a new beginning, but also the sadness for an exciting summer that is now over, the eagerness to find out what the school year will have in store for us, and at the same time the fear that something might go wrong. There are those who eagerly look forward to this day and those who wish it would never come: the alarm clock going off again at dawn, homework to be done, and tests and quizzes to pass. As young people, in fact, we often struggle to understand the importance of school and how useful the notions we learn here can be in the...

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Scopo del progetto: Ristrutturazione della Scuola St. Joseph di Baghdad che era in disuso. Attività: -Sistemazione dell'impianto elettrico e di irrigazione. -Rifacimento integrale di tutte le pavimentazioni. -Rivestimenti esterni ed interni. -Realizzazione di parapetti sulle rampe per disabili. -Istallazione di un ascensore. -Campo di pallavolo -Sistema di sicurezza anti incendio[/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="20180,20181,20182,20183,20184"][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 width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Categoria: LOTTA ALLA POVERTÀ [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="18557" img_size="full" alignment="right"][/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"]Iraq[/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"]CEI[/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"]Partner:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text el_class="infoProg"]Arcidiocesi di Baghdad[/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"]2017[/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"]Terminato[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][edgtf_separator position="left" color="#ffb422" width="100%" thickness="3" top_margin="25px" bottom_margin="25px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]La Fondazione Giovanni Paolo II e il Movimento dei Focolari – Italia contribuiscono con l'invio frequente di medicinali in Libano. Una situazione economica e sanitaria che ha condotto l’intero Paese ad una crisi assai profonda dalla quale è difficile rialzarsi e che solo gli aiuti provenienti dall’estero possono alleviare. La Fondazione, a tal proposito, sta dedicando dei fondi destinati  all’acquisto di farmaci e medicinali per fornire un supporto costante al Paese dei Cedri. Il progetto prevede l’invio dall’Italia (Pisa) di medicinali salva vita fondamentali per consentire alle persone  più deboli di essere curate e continuare a rispettare le proprie terapie. Questi beni essenziali sono spediti in Libano grazie ad un accordo con il Ministero della Difesa che ha fornito immediatamente la propria disponibilità.[/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="20173,20172"][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 width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Categoria: EMERGENZE UMANITARIE [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="18500" img_size="full" alignment="right"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner el_class="rigaInfoProgetto"][vc_column_inner...

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Lo scopo del progetto: Creare opportunità e sviluppo stabile per le popolazioni colpite dalla guerra in Siria offrendo loro accesso a educazione e supporti umanitari. L’obiettivo consiste nell’affrontare i problemi sociali dell’immigrazione, favorire lo sviluppo sostenibile e il reinserimento in società delle vittime di guerra. Attività: -Inclusione sociale per famiglie, donne, bambini e gruppi vulnerabili. -Formazione professionale -Inserimento lavorativo e addestramento in un pastificio completamente operativo e un workshop di sartoria. -L’asilo nido offre educazione e assistenza psicologica ai bambini e pone particolare attenzione all’attività di tutoraggio e offerta di materiale scolastico.   [/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="20066,20067,20068"][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_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Descrizione e obiettivi del progetto: tra le attività in Palestina, la Fondazione da anni sostiene la casa Hogar Nino de Dios. La struttura è nata all’inizio della seconda Intifada ad opera della Famiglia Religiosa del Verbo Incarnato, dopo aver toccato con mano l’urgenza di una casa che accogliesse bambini malati, disabili, abbandonati e poveri. La necessità di tale struttura è determinata dalle cattive condizioni economiche e dalla cultura locale, che considera un disonore per la famiglia la nascita di figli con handicap o con problemi fisici o psicologici. La Fondazione ha per anni sostenuto, attraverso la generosità di cittadini privati, le attività di accoglienza dei minori disabili. Con il passare degli anni i bambini sono cresciuti ed è stata riscontrata la necessità di prolungare il supporto a persone estremamente vulnerabili. Per questa ragione sono stati avviati i lavori di costruzione della casa Madonna del Perpetuo Soccorso per l’accoglienza ed assistenza ai beneficiari...

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