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At the conference promoted by FMSI in the occasion of child rights day, great emotion and participation. Marzia Ventimiglia: education for a just and better world.

An intense and exciting day, that of November 20th organized at the Sala del Refettorio in Palazzo San Macuto. Of those that are not forgotten because they are the narration of a good work.

The presentation of a charter for migrant minors, the projection of the docufilm “The Strength of Women” filmed in Lebanon and Iraq and the stories and projects of the main organizations involved in the field of children’s rights (FMSI, Save the Children, Italian Red Cross, Jesuit Refugees Service, Focsiv, Terres des Hommes), animated the small summit. A day in which the world that fights (because of a real struggle to cultivate it) for the inclusion of migrant children has drawn a path. The road to breaking down inequality and pain.

The Paper tells how “education and training are the foundations for a better world, for a world that must be built without anger and outside of conflicts”, says Marzia Ventimiglia, Director General of FMSI, who made the honors Monday home.

The fundamental prerequisites are: complete care throughout the migration cycle; availability on the part of institutions and integrated and adequate educational programs; economic accessibility to education, which is guaranteed during all stages of growth, from infancy to youth; adaptability of education to circumstances.

“On the basis of what has been discussed – we read in the text – we ask international organizations not to go back on migratory policies, urge States to international collaboration not only economic, to promote measures that promote non-deportation, non-dissuasion”.

“Imagine these guys who pass terrible tragedies to get here, and then abandon them, is a serious act against humanity.Their are the future and we are not protecting them and protecting them we are cultivating hate. problem, gives birth to an angry and very unjust world “, continues Ventimiglia.

“My complaint as a citizen – said the President of the National Anti-corruption Authority Raffaele Cantone instead – is that of these issues deals only with the world of associations and very few institutions, if not when they talk about the television services. We need to create the conditions to give rise to a real welcome, avoiding speculation from those who make the facilities available, so that these youngsters can fit into society. “In a society that has to welcome them.That’s why the new law, said Zampa law, it was a positive step, says Save the Children’s Fosca Nomis. “It’s a positive story, a law that talks about children and not about migrants. A law in which the rights of children prevail and not the fact that they are migrants. This is an excellent sign of active involvement and for the reception system “.

“Our goal is to educate children who live in conflict to peace: teach how to forgive,” said Brother George Sabe of the Blue Marist witness in Aleppo. “I would like to talk a lot about everything I have seen over the years, I would like to tell you about displaced children who do not go to school because they are afraid of getting away from their parents, of those children who no longer find their parents and nobody else I would like to talk about children who suddenly found themselves in a neighborhood that was not their own.Children who no longer recognize the context, suddenly.I still have the image of the little girl who had lost her twin sister and had I saw her dying but she was talking about her as if she were still alive, traumas and drama, but also a great desire to start again … I want to tell you about those children who have arrived in this Europe alone. we must help them to lay down their arms, and to suffer war means to suffer inhuman conditions “, concludes.

“It is being said that migrants and refugees are negative for the country, but as Pope Francis said, refugees are a good thing, a great contribution for our country,” says Nadeznha Castellano (Jesuit Refugees Service). It is also important to ask oneself what protection is. How these minors are protected. “Protecting from abuses, from denial of rights.” Do no harm “is our other principle: Italian Red Cross is already present from the docks, but the important thing is also afterwards: they are all human beings, before being numbers, before to be problems, before being refugees “, explains Francesca Basile della (CRI). “Today, the first reception is even more important than before even though the landings have declined, because today the migrants are getting worse and worse and because they are the military ships to save them and no longer the NGOs”, says Federica Giannotta of Terres des Hommes. “We must be there”, specifies Gianfranco Cattai, president Focsiv, “Because children first of all, the future of humanity”.

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