You would volunteer in an after school care and young centers of one the most underprivileged areas of the city.

Not all the children get the same opportunity in the world, and Italy is one of the proof. A Save The Children Italia study came with the shocking result that around 20% of minors in Italy live in poverty and half of them in extreme poverty. In the South of Italy this condition involve around the 30% of the minors and in Campania Region is the 22%. With an impressive23% Naples has one of the highest index of drop out from schools in Europe. 

Centro La Tenda was established in the early 80’s to address a vast array of social issues such as, social marginalization, especially with regards to drug abuse and homeless assistance. Over the years, the Center has become a reference point in the Sanità neighborhood, one of the areas of Naples with the highest poverty and crime rates.

The Center started working on social marginalization prevention and on projects focused on establishing the rule of law tailored to the younger local community and especially within the public school system.

In light of this prevention strategy, activities have a dual objective: 1) enhance self-awareness with respect to personal needs and 2) increase responsibilization in relation to behaviors that may promote social and personal wellbeing.

Activities are focused on services administered to minors in the after-school care area especially in relation to creativity workshops, theatre, arts, sports and family support.

The engagement is centered on after-school programs addressing the needs of minors living in neighborhoods at risk of social marginalization.

These activities include: homework support, game & recreational, art & craft and street activities. Your engagement on the basis of your skills may include:

Support to educational and recreational activities including participation to games and creativity workshops;

Communication and fund-raising activities.

The area where volunteers will work has a big population density and mostly inhabitated by poor families, migrants and children that drop out of school during the legal age. It is very characteristique, dominated by the oldest market of the city and small shops and restaurants which make the best traditional Neapolitan food.