Italy - The life of Ukrainian refugees welcomed at Genoa’s Don Bosco Institute

02 May 2022

Genoa, Italy - May 2022 - The Don Bosco Institute in Genoa has been hosting 15 Ukrainian refugees since March: 11 adults and 4 girls. Dialysis is required for ten of them and in collaboration with the community of Sant’Egidio, transfers to the hospitals of Genoa are organized three times a week. There is a mother with a degree in Engineering and 4 girls who attend theater and dance classes. For most of them, the Community of Sant'Egidio organizes Italian courses during the week. Refugees think about cleaning the rooms and making themselves available for volunteer services where needed. "It's a very reserved group; they suffer in silence and they have a lot of hope to be able to return soon to their homeland," said Fr Sergio Pellini, SDB, rector of the Don Bosco Institute. On the initiative of the Liguria Region, on Thursday, April 28, a Ukrainian choir, after escaping to Poland, was invited to the Carlo Felice Theater to perform a beautiful charity evening of folk songs and dances, and saw the participation of almost 2000 people. 


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