Locanda dei Girasoli, hopes are rekindled to save the symbol of social inclusion

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Today a meeting in the Lazio Region could rekindle hopes for the Locanda dei Girasoli in Rome.

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Today a meeting in the Region could rekindle hopes for the Locanda dei Girasoli





The news a few days ago that announced the imminent closure of the Locanda dei Girasoli, the pizza restaurant in the Quadraro district in Rome, had struck everyone's heart and symbol of social inclusion. Here, in fact, many boys and girls with Down syndrome have found redemption, but the place may not withstand the impact of a series of negative events, not least the pandemic. Today, however, something could change again.

Nobody liked the risk of closure and so there were immediate proofs of solidarity and proposals to avert the definitive bankruptcy. On the same last Friday, an important opening opened, so much so that the Lazio Region is committed to ensuring that new important news come out of a meeting scheduled for today, as confirmed by the press release of the regional councilor Marta Bonafoni.

Well the meeting called by @RegioneLazio on 17 to save @LocandaGirasoli, experience of social and work inclusion for boys and girls with Down syndrome. A commitment that will see the Region and the Municipality in full synergy to guarantee the future. https://t.co/g3WTZa6Q1o pic.twitter.com/sGZxgKP0CX

– Marta Bonafoni (@martabonafoni) January 14, 2022

The commitment of the Lazio Region to save the Locanda dei Girasoli, convened for Monday 17 January with the aim of giving continuity to an experience of social and work inclusion for boys and girls with Down syndrome is a very positive sign. has brought to our territory in these 22 years, writes Bonafoni.

Averting its closure and allowing the workers of the cooperative to continue to bring this special project born in via dei Sulpici al Quadraro to life means, in fact, not letting this crisis bring yet another activity to its knees that had built a community with difficulty cooperating, enriching the life of our city.



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In April 2021, after the blackout of the pandemic, other problems had arisen, a series of urgent repairs that the cooperative could not afford but which were then somehow solved given that the pizzeria restaurant run by Down girls and boys continued to operate so far. A petition had also been launched to find a new location more suitable for their business. Read also: Locanda dei Girasoli: we help young people with Down syndrome to have a new home (PETITION)

Now a new faint light of hope, fingers crossed!

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Source: Marta Bonafoni

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