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After years of work abroad, in coherence with the values and purpose of the association, Missione Calcutta decided to extend its range of action to Italy, transferring its skills matured abroad into a programme to support children and families in extreme poverty, located in Italy, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 5.5 million people in Italy live in a state of extreme poverty. This means that more than 5 million people cannot afford to pay either the minimum for goods and services that, in the Italian context, are considered essential to lead an acceptable life.

There are about 670,000 people who are living in conditions of extreme poverty in Lombardy and over 180,000 families.

In the province of Bergamo, where Mission Calcutta is based, there are about 27,000 households in extreme poverty, which is about 5.9 per cent of all of them. This is a number that shouldn’t be underestimated, which does not include all families at risk of poverty, i.e. with unstable, poorly paid work and dependent children.

For families with minors, the phenomenon of poverty is not only more frequent but also more intense: there are 762,000 families with minors and in conditions of poverty and vulnerability. Extreme poverty in Italy affects 1,260,000 minors, 12.6% of all the individuals in extreme poverty.

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AGAINST LEARNINGPOVERTY

MISSIONE CALCUTTA AND BERGAMO

With the aim of countering situations of learning poverty and strong relational limitations that have developed mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Missione Calcutta Onlus launched a series of educational and aggregative activities in two of the largest neighbourhoods of the city of Bergamo.

The activities proposed to counter these phenomena, which especially affect the young population, were divided into various educational proposals for the pupils of primary and secondary schools of the area, as well as for their mothers, thanks to a solid relationship with the local schools.

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Projects

THE EDU-BAG PROJECT

The Edu-Bag project, born out of the collaboration with the Department of Social Policies, the Department of Education of the Municipality of Bergamo and the ‘Muzio’ elementary school of Colognola, aimed at combating the phenomena of material, educational and relational poverty, exace...
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SCHOOL SUPPORT

In the territory of Bergamo, the school support projects of Missione Calcutta, in collaboration with various schools in the area, began in 2021 with the aim of strengthening the educational offer provided in the post-Covid-19 pandemic period. The pupils of ‘Muzio’ middle school ...
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INCONTRIAMOCI

Missione Calcutta’s work also involved the mothers of the children who participated in the previous activities with the aim of strengthening their linguistic awareness and better interacting with the social network of which they are part. Missione Calcutta Onlus started a series of
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MISSION CALCUTTA AND THE NATIONAL TERRITORY

In 2021, after the Covid-19 pandemic, Missione Calcutta Onlus became active also on the national territory with two projects that came to life in collaboration with the Cooperativa Sociale Generazioni Fa and the fio.PSD – Federazione Italiana Organismi per le Persone Senza Dimora. ...
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BERGAMO MISSION

Our programme to support children and families in absolute poverty was born in 2020, due to the worsening conditions of marginality and vulnerability of fragile families during the COVID-19 pandemic. To cope with the emergency and to give children and young people the tools to build a new life pr...
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