The attention to the needs of people with disabilities and the importance of velaterapia is something well known to the world of " vessels with high trees ." It is an expression of participation in the GARIBALDI TALL SHIPS REGATTA 2010 Tenacious British brig , with a crew of 50% by people with disabilities.
" A smile in the waves ." Sailing as an educational experience and motivating Promoted by the Province of Trapani " A smile in the waves " is the project making use of the availability of two boats - " Ares II ," a gulet thirty meters , and " The Lady of the Wind " three-masted schooner - and a staff composed by excellent professionals psychiatric and sailing - as prof. Tenth Giancarlo , Daniela Puntel and all sailing enthusiasts that are made available on a voluntary basis - aims to provide people with disabilities and young people with social problems the opportunity to live an experience centered on emotions and the sea , creating an educational dimension and motivating in which to get involved, discover and benefit from the potential interrelationships with others. Aggregation , environmental education, team work, relationship with the educators are the hinges of the project, strongly characterized in terms of educational and pedagogical .
" ´ A smile in the waves ´ - said Dr. Deborah Aureli , Head of the project - is aimed at the disadvantaged and disabled for which embark and live in contact with the sea as a magical means to make rich experiences of stimuli and charm. Collaborating and having fun together, can greatly support each other and strengthen the self-confidence that will sustain them during their return home. In this way, each discovers their full potential , thereby doing a new serenity and greater confidence to face life . "
From April 12 to 19 , were carried out two sessions every day at sea with velaterapia " Ares II " , from 10-13 and from 14-18 . "The Lady of the Wind" was instead used for this purpose on 14 , 15 and 19 April, when , on the occasion of the final parade , 110 people with disabilities come aboard along with Girolamo Turano , president of the Province of Trapani , and winners of the " Ships of paper."
"It was a pleasant experience - said Maria Barraco, a social worker at the town of Erice - which gave an opportunity to young people with social problems of our institutions experience an unforgettable adventure . Positive assistance of the staff of the race. " "They participated with disabilities and their families . It was a really exciting event , we hope that occasions of this kind may be repeated over time - Foderà Maria , Association " The Oasis Tower " Center of Social and Health Campobello Di Mazara - . The involvement of people with social difficulties and disabilities is synonymous with a company that is growing. "
The invitation to take advantage of the initiative velaterapia " A smile in the waves " was sent to all 24 municipalities Trapani and knowledge to their social services. On board come through 22 associations through which they took part at the outputs 639 users ( 60% and 40 % with mental disabilities ) equally divided between males and females and between the ages of 6 and 45, all from the province of Trapani.
The project " Hospital Ship " On the evening of Sunday, April 18 , in Piazza Sikania ( ex- submersible dock of the port of Trapani), the Association of Trapani for the third world Onlus has presented the project " Hospital Ship ," which was sponsored by the Province of Trapani . Among the speakers , Giancarlo Ungaro , project manager of the hospital and surgeon Sant´Antonio Abate of Trapani, and Antonio Cusenza , president of the Association. The project involves the construction of a hospital ship traveling with surgery , postoperative hospital stay , surgery , pharmacy, dental room , laboratory and other medical supplies . It is intended to enable an activity to support health care in low-income countries such as Madagascar and other third world nations , and emergency medical interventions in situations of natural disasters and / or emergencies of various kinds, transport of humanitarian aid, vaccination campaigns , research and data collection , promotion of health education projects . The idea was born in June 2009 with the award by the Ministry of Agriculture of a naval unit engaged in fishing now on Disarmament ( the former " hatched Junior "), which has been entrusted to the boatyard Da.Ro . Mar.Ci by Michele D´ Amico for the start of the necessary renovation and restoration of the technical- naval .
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