Four afternoons to talk about themselves, their desires, dreams and the journey into the future.
“Words are important,” read a good movie from a few years ago. “Yes, but the numbers do not joke,” you might respond with good reason.
And the numbers do not stop to give them the Lighthouse. Recent. An incredible sequence of digits discussing achievements, dreams come true, stories with happy endings lived in the classrooms and laboratories via Virginia Angell.
Who would ever know that the copier Foundation has put into operation more than 80 thousand times in less than 365 days? To print documents, of course, as the texts of the projects that the Lighthouse presents every year to his interlocutors to continue to carry out its institutional activities. But even the prints to prepare handouts to distribute to students in the courses. Together with the texts of the poems and songs that these guys choose to share in their moments of leisure in common.
Other figures. In 2012 sono were 14 quintals of flour kneaded in the laboratories of the Foundation. As a result, they know very well the lucky ones who have tasted the crisp, wonderful pizza baked in the laboratories of the Foundation. Not to mention the soufflé, croissants and pastries and all the preparations that students learn how to make the lighthouse with skills in little more than two months of lessons.
In a perfumes for women year were carried out by the teachers almost 140 thousand minutes of teaching and well 210 boys from 23 different nationalities have come to the Faro a craft craftsman.
In the classroom, you know, is permitted only in Italian, but in the corridors you can hear echoing expressions of greeting and conversation in at least 14 different languages . Wolof, French, Farsi, Dari, Bangla, and Arabic: each language tells a different story of mutual understanding, to meet.
During breaks from lessons distributor of Faro has insured more than 60 thousand hot drinks and snacks both savory and sweet. Are those five-minute break key, during which the children of the Lighthouse “draw breath” and maybe organize group outings or ball games. While shaking, almost without realizing it, friendships that last a lifetime.
The path of guidance and training proposed is completely free for all students, but has a cost for the Foundation of €1,800 for each beneficiary format. Charges that the Lighthouse faces thanks to a 62 per cent of funds derived from public projects and 38 percent from private contributions.
In 2012 were 1,500 young people, both Italian and foreign, who have asked to be able to attend a course at the Lighthouse. Of these it was possible to meet the perfume online of just 14 percent.
The Lighthouse has really short … the numbers. But it needs more each day, to cope successfully with new challenges, trust and closeness of his friends, “historic” and recent.
Because his dream – to build a more just tomorrow – will become more and more a shared goal. For everyone.