A photo story
I’ve been getting to know new immigrants in Poggio Alla Croce since last fall. Take a look at my slideshow on how we work together in our little school under the church. The school is only the beginning of the dream inspired by Don Martino, the parish priest, and made into reality through the leadership of Andreas Formiconi. Meet the hardworking volunteer teachers- a blend of retirees, high school students, young mothers and established immigrants (among others) who come to the school to teach Italian to the newcomers. But most of all, meet the newcomers themselves who are brilliantly learning not only a new language but a new culture. They teach their teachers every day about the resiliency and the strength of the human spirit.
Truly, this project has renewed my faith in the power we each hold to make a difference.