“Unaccompanied foreign children flee extreme conditions of war and poverty, often without protection and with the risk of them having no future in a foreign country. With the Never Alone call for proposals, Enel Cuore, together with other foundations, aims to provide practical solutions for their needs, facilitating the development of effective integration processes to guarantee their inclusion and support”
The 2018 NEVER ALONE call for proposals invited participation from public-private partnerships made up of at least three non-profit organisations with proven experience in support and inclusion activities for children and/or migrants/asylum seekers. Eight projects have been identified aimed at facilitating independence and job opportunities for young migrant boys and girls arriving in Italy as "UFMs" (unaccompanied foreign minors).
A total of 3.2 million euros have been made available by the promoters of the initiative.
The projects that have been chosen help to strengthen the integration of foreign children and young adults in Italy and to ensure that effective long-term inclusion processes are in place.
The areas of activity include: support, education, training, supporting the transition to adult independence, strengthening and widening foster care services and voluntary guardianship programmes, and support for young girls.
This is in order to make sure that the dream of a possible tomorrow, for the young people and young refugees arriving in Italy, really can become a reality.