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Internet for Immigrants

$1,657 of $800 goal

Raised by 20 people in 6 months


On Saturday, July 1, 2017,  the population of Poggio Alla Croce increased by 17%. Thirty African and Asian refugees arrived, and these young men are now living in a refurbished hotel near the town square.  The villagers were not consulted on this surge in their population and they are openly divided about the new residents.

Because I’m a frequent visitor to Poggio, I’m conscripted to be part of the twice-weekly tutoring program my friends, Andreas Formiconi and Elettra Fanfani, initiated to help these young men learn Italian in the basement of the local church.

These young men need internet access in their makeshift classroom so they can have access to educational materials and be able to communicate with their faraway families. 


If we can raise  800 Canadian Dollars, we can pay for internet access for an entire year! It will make a real difference in the lives of these young men who must learn Italian in order to survive 

Note: The tutoring program is but a small part of Andreas Formiconi’s (along with other volunteers)
much larger project. His goal is to bring people and things together to solve problems.  For example, a retired person with many competent skills may no longer feel useful. Here he or she can find a place and become a resource in the tutoring program.
Everyone has old computers and smartphones in the forgotten storage spaces of their homes.  These can be donated and then re-purposed by volunteers to improve the village lab that is available to everyone, long-time residents and immigrants alike.



More information and how you can help:

 Learn how to donate your old computers, smartphones etc. and your time

https://poggioallacroce.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/progetto-di-accoglienza-minima/

Subscribe to the blog  https://poggioallacroce.wordpress.com/

More info is here:

http://www.gazzettinodelchianti.it/articoli/approfondimenti/16343/notizie-su-greve-in-chianti/serata-migranti-poggio-allacroce.php - .WfXc4xNSwWo

Read the New Yorker Story: The Diary of a Trafficked Girl

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/10/the-desperate-journey-of-a-trafficked-girl 
 
 and of course, please contribute to our GoFundMe account! 

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Thanks to your generosity we have reached and even exceeded our goal! We can now have internet access. We are continuing to raise money to develop a community centre which, among other things, will have a computer lab for the refugees and the villagers to use for collaboration and learning.
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We are now halfway to our goal! Thank you for all your support! you are making a real difference in the lives of these young refugees.

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$1,657 of $800 goal

Raised by 20 people in 6 months
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6 months ago
$388
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