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

  
May 14 2014 | OUELLÉ, CÔTE D'IVOIRE

"Vive les Aines", a Campaign of Courtesy towards the elderly in Ivory Coast

From 12 to 18 May a series of initiatives to promote reconciliation between the different generations

 
printable version

Ouelle is a small town in the east of Ivory Coast that lives on agriculture and trade. In this peaceful place, far from the capital Abidjan, a megalopolis of 4 million inhabitants, where there seems to be no serious social problems, the difficulty of the weakest is hidden. The elderly, until a few years ago venerated, at least in words, by the active part of the population, are less and less taken care of, if not abandoned, often hidden from the gaze of others, more and more alone in precarious houses.

 The Community of Sant'Egidio of Ouelle came into their homes to get to know them and, for some years, it has become a point of reference for them. But it has also discovered too many misconceptions surrounding the elderly in Ivory Coast, such as that of "eating the lives of others" due to the age they are and the grace they have to live, and that of being accused of witchcraft. Prejudices that often turn into real sentences for many of them, with serious consequences, not only marginalization but also beatings and even lynchings.

 

"Vive les Aines" aims to reconcile the population of Ouelle with its elders, proposing its youth and its adults to meet them and bring them together so as to rebuild with them a family made up of generations in harmony and not in conflict with each other.

 

THE PROGRAM OF THE CAMPAIGN :

May 12 - 16th: Launch of the campaign in the three most important schools of the city (the Lycée Moderne, ISAO and the college Etramphet)

May 14 to 16th: awareness campaign in the districts of the city

May 17th: conference on "Young and old, a necessary meeting", with the participation of experts and civil and religious authorities of the city.

May 18th: "Celebration des Ages" (final party in the village of Kodi, on the outskirts of Ouelle where the Community has been present for some years). All the population is invited.


 ALSO READ
• NEWS
March 20 2017
ROME, ITALY

Congress of the representatives of the Communities of Sant'Egidio of Africa and Latin America took place in Rome

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | NL
March 7 2017

Let this March 8 be a feast for #allthewomen. Find more....

IT | EN | ES | FR
February 3 2017
GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

Letter from Goma, Congo: We are the spokesperson of poor and neglected elderly of the outskirts

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR
December 7 2016
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

In London there is a table ready for the poor: it's called ''Our Cup of Tea''. The video by BBC

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | NL | HU
October 13 2016
BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

A delegation of the Community of Sant'Egidio meets the President of the Central African Republic Touadéra

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | RU | HU
August 29 2016
NAIROBI, KENYA

Sant'Egidio in Nairobi to talk about peace, development and the right to care for all

IT | EN | ES | FR | PT | CA | RU | HU
all news
• PRESS
March 18 2017
Radio Vaticana

Telemedicina: nuova frontiera per la cooperazione in Africa

March 17 2017
Sette: Magazine del Corriere della Sera

Andrea Riccardi: Le politiche sulle migrazioni devono partire dai giovani africani che usano Internet e il cellulare

March 11 2017
La Repubblica - Ed. Genova

Raddoppiati i bambini tra i nuovi poveri

March 10 2017
Sette: Magazine del Corriere della Sera

Andrea Riccardi: La sfida dei prossimi anni? Non considerare i vecchi sopravvissuti residuali

March 10 2017
Notizie Italia News

Reinventare la vecchiaia

March 8 2017
ASCA

Comunità di Sant’Egidio celebra 8 marzo con anziane e immigrate

all press releases
• NO DEATH PENALTY
January 18 2015
news.abidjan.net

La Côte d’Ivoire va mettre fin à la peine de mort

October 31 2014

Inaugurata a Bukavu la campagna "Città per la vita"

October 12 2014
All Africa

Africa: How the Death Penalty Is Slowly Weakening Its Grip On Africa

September 20 2014

Ciad: il nuovo codice penale prevede l'abolizione della pena di morte

September 20 2014
AFP

In Ciad rischio criminalizzazione gay, ma abolizione pena morte

go to no death penalty
• DOCUMENTS

Declaration of the African Union on the Republican Pact"

all documents
• BOOKS

Eine Zukunft für meine Kinder





Echter Verlag

La fuerza de los años





Ediciones Sígueme
all books

PHOTOS

1318 visits

1304 visits
all the related media