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Wednesday 19 April 2017
 
Making System Beyond Hospitality: Precious’s story

The network of families available to accommodate the young adults of the Making System project is consolidating, thanks to the contribution of AFN Onlus present all over the territory. For many, it is a fundamental experience, like in the case of Precious …

Precious’s story is at the same time a normal and exceptional story. She attributes to God every affair of her life and the fact that she has arrived in Italy safe and sound. Now she is 18 but her childhood has been difficult. She grew up in a polygamous family and lost her mother – the only person that really cared for her – when she was still a little girl. No one else in the family ever loved her that much, and his father pushed her to leave for Italy saying that she would come to study, but actually sent her here because he wants her to work and send lots of money back home.

Precious has dealt with great courage the journey that made her cross Africa, from Nigeria to the coasts of Libya and then on a boat to Italy. Here she resumed her studies, which she was forced to interrupt to his father’s will. She is in a reception centre of the SPRAR system in Catania, she took an Italian language course, one on IT science and she is now attending school for healthcare professionals. Her dream is to become a nurse.

In the Christmas period, thanks to the network of families who took part in the Making System beyond Hospitality project, she spent the holidays in Vigevano in the home of Pietro, Daniela and their children, Martina and Giovanni. For Precious those have been beautiful days: “They did not treat me as a guest, but like a daughter. I was one of them. We have been together doing what we do in the family and even when we were with their friends, or when I went to see the city of Milan with Martina’s friends, it seemed that everyone already knew me.” After the vacation, the relationship between Precious and the Garini family continues every day with a greeting, a photo, or a smiley face on the phone. Daniela and Pietro are for her a vital reference to which she wants to remain well anchored.

(Flavia Cerino, AMU News n. 1/2017)

All the information to participate to the project is on this page www.faresistemaoltrelaccoglienza.it

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