From May 3 to 5, the first stage of the exchange experiences for young people planned by the Drop-in project took place in the Agrigento area with the theme “Beauty and Legality“.
The program foresees – after this first stage that brought 7 youth and 3 educators from Lecco to get to know the southern territory with the commitment of the people who live it – the visit of the Lecco territory by a group of youth from Licata (AG).
During the three days experienced in the Agrigento area, the young people and educators from Lecco were able to learn about the work to promote local development through beauty and legality carried out daily by people and organizations.
The Drop-in project – selected by Con i Bambini as part of the Fund for the fight against juvenile educational poverty – aims to support the transition to adult life of adolescents, helping and stimulating them to build their own life project.
The experience began by talking about memory and work with a visit to the House Museum of Judge Rosario Livatino in Canicattì and continued with a brief ceremony at the Memorial Stele perched on the site of the Magistrate’s killing and a meeting with Giovanni Lo Iacono, President of the social cooperative named after him that produces work through the cultivation of land confiscated from the mafia.
An obligatory visit was a guided tour of the Valley of the Temples Park. Next, together with young people following vocational courses at Euroform, the youth from Lecco held a workshop at the same association’s cooking workshop. This was followed by a meeting with the Scalabrini Secular Missionaries on the theme of migration and a subsequent visit to the carpentry workshop for beekeeping and job placement #apeoperosa of the Al Kharub social cooperative in Villaseta in Agrigento. The evening was concluded with a dinner at Ginger people&food and a meeting with chef Mareme Cissè.
The experience ended with a visit to Fam Cultural Park on the topic of urban regeneration and education.
The Drop-in project is co-financed by the Fondazione Peppino Vismara and the lead partner is La Grande Casa Società Cooperativa Sociale.