Massimo Milano with Quir: a success story enhanced by the project Pandora

Massimo and Gino represent much more than founders of a boutique. Massimo originally from Rome, and Gino from Milan, they have been an LGBTI couple for 40 years now, and together they decided to found Quir in Palermo 25 years ago, in the historical district of Ballarò. Quir specializes in the manufacturing of leather products, … Continue reading Massimo Milano with Quir: a success story enhanced by the project Pandora

Laura Di Fatta with Sartoria Sociale: a success story enhanced by the project Pandora

  Laura Di Fatta and her co-workers truly are an example of how social work can go hand in hand with entrepreneurial business projects and personal development. They founded the social enterprise Sartoria Sociale in 2012 with the mission of transforming discarded textiles into resources by creating new clothes and items to be revitalized on … Continue reading Laura Di Fatta with Sartoria Sociale: a success story enhanced by the project Pandora

Human trafficking has become a global concern

Human trafficking has become a global concern; it affects every continent and every type of community and economy. It has become a significant problem considering 161 countries are reported to be a source for human trafficking, a transition or destination countries for human trafficking. There are many challenges that exist in helping the women that … Continue reading Human trafficking has become a global concern

Now back in England, slightly sad to have left Palermo

IRETI: Palermo, Month 2     As I write this, my 2 months in Palermo have already, sadly, come to an end- but the work we have started has only just begun.   With the aim of my 2 months in Palermo being to learn about the realities of the sex trafficking of Nigerian women … Continue reading Now back in England, slightly sad to have left Palermo

(Italiano) Saffron from the UK tells us about her impressions of IRETI project

Arriving to and being in Palermo is a strange, yet wonderful experience. An authentic robust city, filled to the brim with loud, rich culture. Palermo seems somehow untouched by society and the greater world, and I’ve been told quite a few times that Palermo is the closest thing, in terms of living, to Africa.   … Continue reading (Italiano) Saffron from the UK tells us about her impressions of IRETI project

(Italiano) Tina from Romania shares her first impressions of IRETI project

There is no doubt that the idea of volunteering abroad is a big leap of faith into the unknown, so when I first heard about "IRETI- Empowering Women and Strengthening Socioeconomic Integration" project in Palermo, I just said "No". I thought I had multiple reasons to refuse: I was feeling I was too old to … Continue reading (Italiano) Tina from Romania shares her first impressions of IRETI project