After the mission, with numerous refugees welcomed in the Province of Cuneo, communication and understanding became primary needs. Sapori Reclusi aimed to break down this barrier with an organized collective lunch. Italian and Ukrainian dishes were features and the event was attended by 150 people.
The fundamental purpose was to promote cultural exchange and to create a moment of light conviviality. This aimed to make long-term living together more concrete.
With the support of Caritas, the Compagnia San Paolo and other local institutions, numerous courses were organized. These included
- Literacy courses for both adults and children, where the teacher was assisted by an interpreter.
- A three-month program was designed for orientation and support in employment, recognizing the importance of work as a tool for inclusion, integration, redemption and acknowledgment.
- Music courses for children aimed to overcome language barriers, fostering a concept of citizenship grounded in freedom, tolerance, equality and solidarity.
- Furthermore, a course on emotional photography was organized, providing participants with technical skills to convey their experience through images.
In addition, some Ukrainian women met with students from a middle-school to share their experiences. This proved to be a valuable opportunity to encourage dialogue between refugees and society, with the aim of promoting education in active and aware citizenship.
Finally, in summer, around 50 Ukrainians took part in a camp in Strepeis, in the Stura Valley. This was a unique and concrete experience of coexistence and mutual understanding, allowing for shared moments of lightness and serenity
March: Cuneo – Suceava (Romanian border)
March: Fossano – Przemyśl (Polish border)
April: Fossano – Lviv, Ukraine
April: Fossano – Przemyśl (Polish border)