(ANSA) – GENOA, MARCH 26 – The challenge of the sea for a group of disadvantaged boys and girls, an opportunity for growth as they embarked on Nave Italia, the largest brig-schooner sailing in the world. The 2022 solidarity campaign will touch 13 of the major ports of the Tyrrhenian Sea departing from La Spezia, where today the initiative organized by the non-profit organization Tender to Nave Italia, chaired by Admiral Giorgio Lazio, and by the Navy, was presented. basic and staff arrangement. A cruise, included in the so-called “adventure therapy”, which will last from March 31 to October 31 for 3100 nautical miles.
“The Nave Italia project represents a winning formula of great commitment, passion and civil solidarity. A virtuous model in which the culture of the sea and navigation are at the service of the most vulnerable, becoming tools for education, training, rehabilitation, social inclusion and therapy for many young people with psycho-physical disabilities or who suffer the effects of social hardship “, said the Undersecretary of State for Defense Stefania Pucciarelli. Since 6 April 2007, when the first rehabilitation project began, over 5,000 users have sailed on Nave Italia, special sailors who have braved wind, waves and military rules. The cities touched in the next edition are Cagliari, Genoa, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples, Gaeta, Messina, Palermo, Augusta, Syracuse, Milazzo and La Spezia. On board the boys will carry out 27 different activities. “In the few days aboard Nave Italia, one becomes a sailor within the rules of a military hierarchy made to face the unforeseen circumstances of every sea voyage – explains Carlo Croce, Tender to Nave Italia councilor -. Within the limits of the rule, one has the freedom of choice, action, growth, personal behavior. Facilitating the management of change allows the most vulnerable to find new effective strategies for socialization and communication “. (HANDLE).