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Saturday, January 20, 2018

DIECI RAGAZZI PER VEDERE CON LE MANI











Ancora una volta una scuola aderisce al progetto per rompere le barriere sulle disabilità visive che da qualche anno l'Associazione Vivi Vejo ONLUS propone per abbattere le barriere dei pregiudizi, spesso causate dalla cattiva o scarsa informazione.  Diventare cieco non è e non sarà mai una facile condizione, ma la tecnologia ha fatto enormi passi in avanti negli ultimi vent'anni, proponendo ogni giorno un ausilio o un'applicazione che aiuta a rendere molto più facile la vita di un disabile visivo.
    Dieci ragazzi che frequentano la scuola Pianeta Studi a La Storta sono saliti sul treno ieri mattina insieme alle insegnanti Valentina e Denise per incontrare due volontari della Vivi Vejo e avviarsi a piedi verso la sede della Federazione Nazionale degli Istituti Pro ciechi, dove hanno partecipato ad un laboratorio di libri tattili, dove vengono realizzati dei veri e propri libri di fiabe per i bambini non vedenti ma dove vengono anche stampati libri didattici per insegnanti ciechi.
Durante l'incontro, i ragazzi hanno provato a leggere, bendati, un libro tattile  di fiabe sotto l'attenta guida di Pietro Vecchiarelli e di Simona Cassano, che lavorano al centro.
Quando è stato chiesto loro di descrivere le loro sensazioni hanno tutti risposto che la loro concentrazione era sul tatto e sull'udito, sensi che spesso dimentichiamo.
Nelle foto i ragazzi di Pianeta Studi all'opera e due amici non vedenti, il Prof. Luciano Pulerà, Professore di Storia e Filosofia e la Professoressa Adele Masci, Professoressa di Lettere e Latino, entrambi completamente non vedenti.
  

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Welcome Neighbor Aperitif at Vanni's







Who ever said that Welcome Neighbor Rome had to meet in Olgiata or its surrounding area?
It was truly a lovely experience on Tuesday January 16th when the group met at Vanni's Bar in Prati for a fun and tasty aperitif.  The food was great and the company too.
Everyone agreed that we should do this more often so … be ready for another  one ladies!
In the meantime, don't forget to mar February 13th on your calendars for a lovely coffee morning in Olgiata.


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Marry Christmas rom Welcome Neighbor Rome




So another year has come to its end and the Welcome Neighbor International Group in Rome gathered for a lovely pot luck lunch and gift exchange yesterday in Olgiata, one of the areas in Rome with the largest number of expats coming from all over the world, especially due to the close by international schools.
We look forward to seeing you again in 2018!


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

THE ITALIAN NAVY BAND AT THE OLGIATA PARISH

On Sunday, December 3rd, at 4pm, at the Church located just outside the Olgiata South entrance, don't miss this exclusive concert with the Italian Navy band, in favour of rare mitochondrial diseases and Epytheiloid Sarcome.

With the participation of St George's British International School young volunteers.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

welcome neighbor rome meets the orient




On Tuesday November 21st Welcome Neighbor gathered for a fund raising lunch at the Ristorante YU, Olgiata, in favour of the Integration Project organised by the Vivi Vejo Association to help immigrant children attending the local schools learn the Italian language and the Italian culture.  The Vivi Vejo volunteers, who have all received a certificate to teach Italian as a second language, have helped a certain number of children along the years and they have become a very needed part of the school system in Northern Rome.
Many thanks to the owners of the Ristorante YU Olgiata who prepared a lovely and abundant meal and donated two No limit dinners for the raffle and many thanks to the wonderful and friendly ladies who participated, representing so many countries from South America, to Africa, Northern and Southern Europe.   195 Euros were raised for the cause.
 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A NEW SEASON FOR THE 33 YEAR OLD AND FOREVER LIVING WELCOME NEIGHBOR ROME!






Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Egypt, the United States, Canada, Denmark, Scotland, England, MexicoSpain and France; these are some of the countries which were represented this morning at the kick off Welcome Neighbor lunch in Olgiata, at our lovely hostess Gabriela's beautiful and welcoming home.
New faces and new idea were presented as this year some of the meetings will either be for lunch or for a pizza in one of the many local restaurants.  Announcements were made about Rome International Church which offers a service in English on Sunday morning at St George's British International School, Italian cooking lessons by Elisabetta and middle eastern cooking lessons and catering by Carmen, as well as belly   dancing lessons to  start getting in shape for next summer, Italian and English lessons. 
A big warm welcome to new comers Kerry, Julia, Jacqui, Kate, Anna and Ganette.
Our next meeting in October in La Cerquetta, just outside Olgiata.
See you all there!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Great Garage Sale!!!

Great Garage Sale coming up! Saturday, September 16th, Cassia & GRA. Many household items, pieces of small nice furniture, beautiful glass and mirror display case, a very inexpensive armoire, 2 small tables on wheels, classic but inexpensive dining table with drop leaves, a chippendale couch and large chair, inexpensive wood couch, small desk, large desk, bookshelves galore, beautiful chaise, single hide-a-bed  folds up into a wall unit, large solid dark wood bed board, perfect table top, 2 side straight upholstered seat chairs, long sheer white curtains, books, beer steins, irons, kitchen stuff, etc. Have things to sell? Call to set up a table too. 9:00 AM- 1:00, Via Barbarano Romano 15. Bus 201 stops at our corner. Tel 06 3088 0506. Call or write for pic of specifics, or for an appointment.