This summer our children from the orphanage № 4 made their traditional journey to Italy.
Let us remind you how these journeys began. Michela Bolognani, our Italian volunteer: “In 2008 we launched an Italian project “Buratino goes to Italy”. We were so inspired by finding so much in common between the fairy tales “Buratino” and “Pinoccio” that decided to make a performance together with seven children from the orphanage #4 and went on tour to Florence and Lekko (the North of Italy). And we found so many friends there! Families who hosted us in Lekko immediately registered a non-commercial organization MIR “Amici dei bambini di Maria" ONLUS (MIR - Friends of “Maria’s Children”) in order to annually invite the children to stay with them during their holidays. From then on each year our children from the orphanage №4 return to their Italian families again and again. The “Italian group” is growing, it included 19 children this year! During the year the children attend Italian language courses run by our volunteers and very soon country studies on Italy will be organized”.
We express deep gratitude to all who believe in our project and help us: Michela Bolognani, Polina Proskurina-Yanovich, Bella Shakhmirza, Katya Nikitina, Vanya Antonov, Mr. Francesko Arminio, ophthalmologist Conca, dentists Mezzera and Goretti, Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Cremeno, Onda Viaggi and all the families from Oratorio di Barzio.