Final Report
To mitigate the social, educational, and economic consequences of pandemic in Italy

Salesian Solidarity with Italy: the Emergency Response to COVID-19. La risposta del VIS, Salesiani per il sociale Aps e CNOS-FAP all’emergenza COVID-19 in Italia

As Rev. Augustine Baek, Executive Director of U.S.-based partner Salesian Missions expressed:

“We are grateful to the U.S. Government for supporting this critical project in Italy, which has been hard hit by the virus and has a struggling economy made worse by the pandemic. Salesian organizations have rallied together across Italy to help mitigate the challenges and worsening conditions of poverty for those they serve. This is an example of yet another collaborative project to assist those most in need through education, psycho-social support and delivering direct relief materials.”

How was it possible to react to this emergency?
What contribution was offered to a society and a country in difficulty?
Activities aimed at supporting people in need were numerous…

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VIS Report
Salesiani per il sociale

Through the campaign #restiamoattivi the project intends to set up digital resources to promote training, awareness raising and knowledge paths targeted to families and teachers, with a digital space for facilitating the exchange of experiences and the in-depth knowledge of topics relevant to the present time we are living.

Through FormAZIONE per la ripresa, training for restarting, the project aims at supporting vulnerable students who suffered a suspension of the TVET courses, especially those in the labs, utilizing methods and digital innovative and pilot means through the use of the virtual reality and distribution of computer material for distance learning.

Through #noicis(t)iamo the project organises the distribution of necessity goods to young people, families in difficulty, elder people, migrants and refugees addressing food needs with food packages, providing Personal Protective Equipment and supporting the creation of psychological support services.