Tall Ships, solidarity ´and velaterapia
Tall Ships, solidarity ´and velaterapia
Tall Ships, solidarity ´and velaterapia

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TALL SHIPS, SOLIDARITY ´AND VELATERAPIA


Tall Ships, solidarity ´and velaterapia

 

Written by Luca Sciacchitano -

 

 


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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 .

Source: velanet.it

 

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