“It’s 8 am, a group of smiling children crosses the gate of Adamitullo’s mission. Kids, happy to take their seats in the school’s classroom. The faces of more than 900 pupils from primary school to high school filled with joy, honored to wear their uniform, even if, for many, it is torn and ripped. The greatest contrast is with what can be seen outside the gate, half naked children, malnourished, that beg for a piece of bread or something they could use to cover up. Living this intense experience should inspire us to continue this project together in order to open the gates to more children with the belief that education is the only way to grow. As Don Tino says ‘If you don’t grow, you die’…”
Raffaella Laurentivolunteer from 2018
When we began to collaborate with the Salesian fathers, the community of Adamitullo had about 400 children, but last year more than 1000 attended lessons. The school allows children not only to study but also to learn concrete crafts, giving the villagers the chance to have a future in their community. The construction of a common space allows children to have a place where they can grow up with their peers, play, participate in sports, interact and integrate peacefully with the inhabitants of neighboring communities.
Mauro CasottoThe president of the organization
Being a volunteer for Adamitullo’s friends was a wonderful experience that changed my life. I spent the summer helping children at school and community work. When I came to Adamitullo for the first time, it felt surreal: children came running towards me, asking for food, clothes or candy. Every day there was something new to do and the enthusiasm and smiles of the kids is one of the many things I will never forget.