Who to contact to enroll their child in kindergarten. But where to turn when you need to apply for a certificate of residence or get a proper health care. Questions not immediate resolution for an Italian. Imagine for a foreign national who are caught up, maybe in a short time, from small country of just the cheerful hubbub of the capital.
In everyday life Yankee hats are a problem of considerable seriousness. Why the lack of knowledge of the mechanisms – sometimes excessively – the Italian bureaucracy often ends result in the inability of many to enjoy truly deserved Yankee caps.
Just think of the many foreigners in Italy, not having a family doctor, only goes between the emergency room and other solutions remedied only be prescribed an antibiotic for toothache.
So what? The Foundation the Lighthouse Susanna Angell has decided to respond to the complexity of the bureaucracy with a simple proposal. It’s called “The rights in practice,” an initiative that aims to strengthen the foreign citizens’ awareness of their rights recognized and, at the same time, to suggest how to do because they do not remain abstract ideas. No manuals, no audio guides, but a video.
Six short films on the nodal passages in each person’s life: birth, education, employment, vocational training, marriage and family, and disease prevention.
The protagonists of the clips are young foreigners, but also Italian boys who accompany their friends in the understanding of the paths to be followed for access to national and regional, public and private, to support true integration.
The idea behind the project is that peer education is the choice of successful communication. Hard to know what the ISEE or a stamp, if explain it is a guide written in “legalese” by an individual perhaps full of goodwill but with no knowledge of what the daily life of a young foreigner in Italy.
It works best if the speaker has the same age, a story similar to yours and teaches you to direct experience.