Riccardi Andrea: on the web

Riccardi Andrea: on social networks

Riccardi Andrea: press review

change language
you are in: home - news contact usnewsletterlink

Support the Community

  
August 11 2008

Elbasan, Albania: Summer of solidarity in psychiatric hospital

 
printable version

For the third consecutive year, a summer of solidarity has come to fruition in the Sadik Dinci Hospital that serves the citizens of Elbasan and is the largest psychiatric facility in all of Albania.

Within its eight wards, in which live almost 350 recovering patients, the arrival of friends of the Community entails a series of consecutive events. The most anticipated of these are the excursions out of the hospital facilities: visits and trips, topped with large lunches and dinners.

But this year’s novelty is the launching of two workshops, one in carpentry and the other art.

Working together, unexpected capacities emerge that change the groups’ dynamics. Some faces change. Like that of M., one of the painters, who passed from sad immobility on the first day to then a glowing contentedness and affable demeanor in her interactions with the teachers from the Community.

At the end of the first week, an exhibition was set up displaying the works created in the art school, in frames crafted in the school of carpentry. 

The award ceremony- filmed by local television channels – was a very solemn occasion, in the presence of citizen authorities and with a notable crowd of public from “outside” the hospital. 
 

 

Thursday 31 July in the beautiful Oriental church of St. Peter, a moving prayer took place for the sick, in which many patients of the psychiatric hospital participated.

It was an important moment during these days of vacation and relaxation, because, as several of the patients said, “prayer gives strength and peace to the heart.” 

 


 ALSO READ
• NEWS
June 30 2011

Conakry (Guinea) - Letter to the Community of beggars in Conakry

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA | NL | RU
May 26 2011

Lima (Peru) - "The Party for Hope" with friends living on the street

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | NL | RU
April 11 2011

Children sponsorships in Maleçai (Albania)

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | NL | RU
January 11 2011

Christmas with the Community of Sant'Egidio in Italian prisons

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA | NL | CS
December 20 2010

The celebrations and the Christmas lunches with the Community of Sant'Egidio. In Italy and all over the world

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA | NL | CS
May 4 2009

Rome: 1 May Party for the homeless

IT | EN | FR | PT | ID
all news
• PRESS
October 7 2016
ASCA

Comunità di Sant'Egidio: nessuno è vaccinato contro la povertà

April 2 2017
La Vanguardia

La Michelin de los pobres

June 24 2017
Città Nuova online

La lavanderia di papa Francesco

May 29 2017
Roma sette

Chef Rubio ai fornelli per anziani e bambini di Sant’Egidio

April 15 2017
Redattore Sociale

Pranzo di Pasquetta solidale per 250 senza dimora

April 14 2017
Giornale di Arona

Riscoprire il vero significato della Pasqua con i volontari della Comunità di Sant'Egidio

all press releases
• DOCUMENTS

La Comunità di Sant'Egidio e i poveri in Liguria - report 2015

Sintesi, Rapporti, Numeri e dati sulle persone senza dimora a Roma nel 2015

Le persone senza dimora a Roma

La povertà in Italia

Alcune storie raccolte al telefono della Comunità di Sant’Egidio - 2014

Gli aiuti umanitari in Siria e Libano

all documents

PHOTOS

518 visits

389 visits

525 visits

567 visits
all the related media