It is indeed true that dreams come true if you believe in them. And the dream of the boys and girls with different abilities that Arca onlus takes care of has come true. In fact, last 21 October, after years of waiting and commitment, the ‘La Casa di Stefy’ day centre and the ‘Batticinque’ play centre in Cammarata were inaugurated.
Both centres will be managed by the Santa Maria di Gesù social cooperative, a social enterprise set up by Arca onlus and also supported by the Agrigento and Trapani Community Foundation.
At the “La Casa di Stefy” day care centre, workshops will be held in ceramics, carpentry, cornicing, printing, cooking, and sports activities aimed at increasing the autonomy of people with different abilities.
On the other hand, at the ‘Batticinque’ play centre, children aged 3 to 11 will be involved in creative workshops, educational games, fairy tale readings, creative writing, singing and dancing, cooking workshops, and after-school activities.
Many have contributed to the realisation of this community work, which has involved both the renovation of the premises and the construction of an outdoor lift that will allow even those who are not ambulatory well to be able to access the different floors of the building and thus the various activities on offer.
Important national organisations involved by the Community Foundation, including the Peppino Vismara Foundation and UniCredit through the funds of the Ethics Charter, also believed in and supported the project.
Representing the Community Foundation at the inauguration was the Councillor Diego Guadagnino, who explained how the Community Foundation promotes and accompanies social entrepreneurship initiatives aimed at responding to local and community needs by building alliances and systemic actions.