For our group, 2020 was revolutionary, difficult, challenging.
2020 was a bizarre year, because no one would have expected a global upheaval of this size.
The pandemic has posed a great challenge for all of us: for people, induced to change their habits; for institutions, forced to make decisions that are often unpopular; and even for companies like us. For our Group, 2020 was revolutionary, difficult, challenging.
Nevertheless, we strive to look at the glass half full: we are still operational, our employees are fine and we can be optimistic for the future. But most of all, our frequent contacts with Africa, and make us aware of how lucky we are to live and work in a Country like Italy, where we receive care, we are free and we can exercise our rights. We can only be grateful for this.
The profound differences between us and some countries of the world – in Africa in the first place – disturb us deeply. For this reason, we wondered how we could have made our contribution to bring some serenity and hope to these peoples. And so, just in a year of suffering like the one we are leaving behind, we decided to adopt four African children through the International Organization Action Aid.
And so, just in a year of suffering like the one we are leaving behind, we decided to adopt four African children through the International Organization Action Aid. They are two children: Alikalo, 6 years old from The Gambia; Oluma, 4 years old from Ethiopia. And two girls: Ayantu, 6 years old from Ethiopia; Isatou, 6 years old from The Gambia. They live in rural villages, mainly engaged in agriculture and livestock. Only the two Gambian children attend school, where they can learn to read and write to ensure a better future.
80% of our contribution will go directly to the community
Both these countries are extremely poor, ravaged by hunger, war and famine. 33% of the population lives on less than one euro a day and the most basic rights of individuals – especially women – are annihilated. We consider the power of our gesture invaluable, because we are sure that we can actively contribute to improving the lives of these children and their villages: in fact, 80% of our contribution will go directly to the community where these children live.