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The Country of the Rainbow - the Tasks

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The movement proposes that each child support another child, living far away and in difficulty. There are many different methods to choose from:

Sister schools with the 'Scuole Popolari' from the South of the world
The 'Scuole Popolari' in Europe collect scholastic materials, make toys, invent fairy tales and stories for their friends who attend the 'Scuole Popolari' in the South of the world. The material is sent twice a year, along with letters and video greetings. The movement's international meetings are an occasion to meet face to face. 

Aid for Mozambican children. 

The younger children can save in their piggybanks money they want to give to support the Mozambican children they got to know through videos and slides. The money is used to buy snacks in the Mozambican 'Scuole Popolari.'



They collect signatures against the death penalty
They help the younger children in the Scuola Popolare.
They visit the elderly in nursing homes and institutions and organize parties and meetings for them.
They've started to publish the "Country of the Rainbow News," the movement's newsletter.


Furthermore, according to their talents, personal gifts, and interests, each participant may take part into the following activities:
The Country of the Rainbow Band.
The movement's chorus, two sections one for children and the other for adolescents.
The dancers.
The soccer team.



Many former students of the 'Scuole Popolari' are members of the Movement. They are no longer children but young people and even adults who share the movement's goals, participate in its events, and help it spread throughout the world. In fact anybody can belong to the Country of the Rainbow.

The Youngest

August 21 2014

Friendship helps to refresh children and elderly people during torrid pakistani summer

The Community of Sant’Egidio present in several cities of that Country arranged some days of vacation in the name of solidarity
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January 20 2014

World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Sant'Egidio for a culture of welcoming

People of Peace and immigrants from many different countries, united to say that it is nice to live together
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January 17 2014

World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Sant'Egidio celebrates with immigrants

The events and celebrations on the occasion of the Day. ALL THE EVENTS
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January 12 2014

Four years after the earthquake in Haiti, with the children of the Sant'Egidio family home

in these difficult years, the Community has remained close to the Haitian people, especially to the most vulnerable: the children and the elderly
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December 9 2013

An African community that is a friend of the poor and of peace

The meetings of the Community of Sant'Egidio of Côte d'Ivoire on the occasion of the visit of Marco Impagliazzo
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November 20 2013

World Day of Childhood and Adolescence: Sant'Egidio on the side of children

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