Support to 250 Families of the Centre Nando Peretti Roma Sud (formerly Laurentino 38) Housing Estate of Rome

Project location: ITALY, Rome
Project start date: June 2003 - Project end date: This project covers various years
Project number: 2003-34
Beneficiary: SMOM

From the year 2006, the beneficiary of this project is AVCISMOM (Associazione di Volontariato dei Cavalieri Italiani del Sovrano Militare Ordine di Malta)

Final Report 2006/2007

In 2006, 120 families were assisted for a total of about 500 people, through the payment of utility bills, payment of medicines and medical examinations.
The usual distribution of food parcels continued every 15 days. Each pack consists of: a pound of pasta, a pound of spaghetti, a pound of rice, a box of soup cubes, a 500 gr can of tomatoes, one liter of oil, a liter of milk, 250 grams of coffee, a pound of sugar, tuna, canned meat, a can of peas, a can of beans, a can of lentils, a kilogram of biscuits, jam, Nutella, sometimes cheese and / or ham.
Targeted support was also given to those who had special needs. For example, dentures were donated to the more elderly, some cracked ceilings were covered with tar paper, damaged parts were changed in bathrooms, broken glass of some windows was replaced, blankets, quilts, clothes, toys, layettes for newborns and baby food were distributed.
Volunteers have collected some donations from individuals who wanted to demonstrate their desire to participate in the charitable activities of the Order of Malta in the neighborhood. Among them was very important donation from the Bettoja Hotel chain, which took place thanks to the Nando Peretti Foundation, which consisted in the donation of furniture, beds, mattresses, bedside tables, dressers, mirrors, desks, drawers and blankets donated by Maurizio Bettoja. Another important donation received this year was made by the Pharmacy Salaria in Rome in the person of Dr. Castiello, who gave a whole baby room.
The summer center was organized for children from 3 to 12 years for the months of July and August at the premises of the oratory of the Parish of St. Mauro Abate in Via Sapori 10. This year the fee was has been paid wholly or partly for about 40 youth. Moreover, a financial contribution for study tours abroad was awarded to young people aged 13 to 23 years, all thanks to the donation of the Nando Peretti Foundation.
Now the older boys and girls, aided by volunteers from the Laurentino Group, can handle the Summer Center alone, after two years of training with the Cooperative Living Together. In the winter they looked after the younger boys and girls in the theater lab and the after-school lessons. The youth who organized the after-school were paid a small weekly wage, which enabled them to participate in the annual study tour organized by the Parish.
A collaboration with the Association Ancora Onlus '95 was initiated. The association has been active for many years is active in Laurentino, where it established laboratories in various amusement and educational sectors. The collaboration with Ancora Onlus led to the organization of an art contest for the children in the neighborhood. The Association has also assisted in the distribution of donated furniture from Bettoja hotel chain, providing 8 large vans.
Meanwhile the Parish of St. Mauro Abate became well aware of the social utility of volunteers and continues to provide its daily religious support.
To date, eight families have managed to escape from a state of severe poverty and now are able to walk with their legs. It's a small but significant accomplishment.


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