Since the start of the war in Ukraine, more than 27,000 children have been welcomed in Italy. The project aims to facilitate the process of welcoming Ukrainian schoolchildren fleeing war, supporting them in the first phase of their integration into the school system, and at the same time preparing the educational community to welcome them in the best possible way. The first phase of the project, carried out by Mission Bambini in the cities of Milan and Padua in Italy, took place from April to June 2022, with 36 students in Padua in 7 different schools, 24 in Milan in 5 schools, and 250 teachers accompanied. Ukrainian students, their families and teaching teams were accompanied by Mission Bambini psychologists and interpreters in individual and group sessions. The second phase began in September 2022 with a focus on high school students aged 11 to 14, who have more difficulty integrating. A field visit is scheduled for February 16-18, 2023 with members of the Department of Psychology at the University of Padua.
Ensuring the integration and psychological follow-up of Ukrainian refugee children
Activities carried out