February 21th, 2014 – Rotary Club Subiaco
I am very honored to be with you this evening: Rotary has a large and important tradition in the world and its objectives are understandable and important.
Here I want to mention your contribution aimed at eradicating polio, together with WHO and UNICEF: thanks to this commendable initiative in recent years the number of new cases of polio has fallen by more than 99 percent compared to the 80s , when the disease affected about 350,000 children a year.
Making available to others one’s own skills, own knowledge and own work defines a special way of life, open, welcoming, attentive to the difficulties and needs of the most diverse situations.
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Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do even one a good thing, you are needed to someone
The protection of rights for people with disabilities in Italy is going through a very difficult period, even as we face an ongoing and constant reduction of economic resources urgently calling for strong action in respect to the institutions. It therefore seems necessary to reflect on the current legislation and address the existing programs, with respect to the same, you can achieve rationalization of interventions, services and therefore spending and the subsequent maintenance of the protection of rights that the same laws recognize widely and have consolidated over time.
Law of November 8, 2000, no. 238 Article 1: The Italian . . . →Continue reading
November 3th, 2011 – Aniene Rowing Club
Merry Christmas and happy new year to all those wonderful people who, in recent years, have wanted to fight my battles along with me. especially to those people who due to their disability, are not able to express their feelings, they fail to demonstrate their capabilities and they cannot participate in social life.
United Nations building
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the United Nations that enhance the global challenges to valorize the differences to overcome inequalities.
October 16th , 2013 – Visit to CRIT, (Centro Integral de Rehabilitacion Teleton )
In the morning, after they wake up, it is very difficult for people with disability to plan their day. And very often they have to be content just with imagination.
We are aware of the reasons of this sad reality: there is a lack in prostheses and support devices; houses often lack of lifts that would allow disabled people to enter and leave easily their homes; the unemployment rate among then is often high and therefore they despise themselves.
Furthermore, if I think of teenagers, in many places in this country as well as in many others around the world, schools have architectural features . . . →Continue reading