In Palermo more and more children need help. Through a nearby adoption with Kala Onlus, you can give the opportunity to attend Il Giardino di Madre Teresa to children in financial difficulties and social fragility who live near you, guaranteeing them: reduced tuition (<5 € per day for 10 hours), canteen service, basic necessities (baby food, diapers, milk powder).
In Italy 1 million children live in absolute poverty (Ref). The centers with the highest percentage of families in potential discomfort are Naples (9.5%), Catania (7.8%), Palermo (7.3%), Messina (5.5%) (Ref).
As noted in a survey conducted in 2017, in the historic center of Palermo, which includes the district of Ballarò/Albergheria, there are more than 1,600 children between 0-4 years old, which almost 400 of whom are children of foreigners. In the neighborhood there are however only 3 municipal kindergartens for a total of 94 available places and a ratio that covers the demands of less than 6%. Private facilities are not accessible to all sections of the resident population, and those with low income or no income are often unable to entrust their children to any educational facility. It is childhood that is paying the highest price of the crisis in terms of poverty!