CESVI is a global operation that supports the most vulnerable populations by promoting their human rights, helping them achieve their aspirations, and implementing sustainable development projects. CESVI believes that the recognition of human rights contributes to the wellbeing of everyone on the planet, our shared home that must be protected.
A total of 17,257 new immigrants arrived on the island of Sicily between January and October 2018 (source: Public Security Department). Sicily alone has received more than 40% of all the Unaccompanied Foreign Minors arriving in Italy, and now hosts the largest number of unaccompanied foreign minors in the country (source: Ministry of Labor and Social Policy).
Since 2018, Buzzi Unicem and CESVI have initiated integrated socio-employment pathways for young immigrants,
a series of measures aimed at facilitating access to training and steady, qualified work through paid internships for 6-12 months at companies in the Siracusa area and at the Buzzi Unicem plant in Augusta.
As a result of this, deep – and hopefully long-lasting – relationships and friendships have developed between the young immigrants and employees of the host companies, who share their experiences and insights.
The project also aims to positively influence other local companies so that this experience does not remain an isolated case but can be a driving force for appropriate social integration that will benefit the entire territory.