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EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Food Distribution and Sustainable Development Actions

Country: Belgium, Waremme

Recipe for quality food distribution that respects the environment: encourage a balanced diet, offer seasonal vegetables and fruit every week, allow beneficiaries to be involved and take part, develop individual capabilities through specific actions, create a welcoming, respectful and friendly atmosphere. This is what the volunteers from the AIC group in Waremme, Belgium do every week. Read more

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St Vincent House – Shelter for Abused Women

Country: France, Alpes Maritimes-Antibes

“I didn’t know mum could laugh!” For 15 years, women who have been victims of domestic violence have been welcomed to a shelter by AIC volunteers, who offer them a community and a family living structure to help them with social integration, gaining independence and entering the job market: personal support, language classes, professional training, administrative assistance and other activities to encourage integration. For the children, the volunteers offer help with homework and recreational activities. Read more

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Common Vegetable Garden

Country: France, Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Normandy

The AIC volunteers from Saint-Valery-en-Caux in France have set up a vegetable garden for people living in poverty. The objectives are clear: provide healthy and seasonal fruits and vegetables and valorise the vegetable garden, the people that work in it and the food that is produced.

The project allows the people involved to gain nourishment and benefit from seasonal, high quality vegetables. For everyone it’s a way of recovering everyday skills… and those of the past which have been lost, even in a rural area.

It is an easy activity to implement in terms of resources, but it requires consistency and some humility in the face of the vagaries of nature, as no two years are ever the same. It is a way of learning to live with the rhythm of the seasons. Read more

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‘No one is a stranger’- Welcoming Migrants

Country: Italy, Turin

In a block of flats in the city of Turin, 40 families from all over the world, mostly single mothers with children, are learning to live together with the help of AIC volunteers. Different services are on offer to help them with social integration, gaining independence and entering the job market: personal support, language classes, professional training, administrative assistance and other activities to encourage integration. For the children, the volunteers offer help with homework and recreational activities. Read more

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“Oasis of Peace” – Education and Health

Country: Ukraine, Kharkiv – East of the country 

“My dream is that there are no more misunderstandings or wars between countries; that politicians discuss things, rather than send out soldiers; that there are no more bombs; that Ukraine becomes a peaceful country”. Words of one of the children at the Oasis of Peace centre. Read more

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Living Simply and Sustainably in Solidarity with the Poor

Country: United Kingdom

It is not an excuse to say that taking care of the world is too much for one person, on the contrary, everyone can get involved for the planet.

Together, we will achieve a positive outcome for the viability and sustainability of our planet. Read more

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