Campo Io Ci Sto

This project expands Campo Io Ci Sto, a Scalabrini summer service program that helps young people build relationships with migrant workers in the Italian province of Foggia. The Scalabrini missionaries of Siponto organized the camp to address issues of abuse and exploitation on farms. For one-to-two-weeks in July or August, 180 Italian young people participate in immigration training seminars and work directly with migrants, teaching them Italian, listening to their stories, and running a “ciclofficina” where they can repair their bicycles for free (public transportation is expensive). These activities forge strong bonds between the volunteers, the residents of Foggia, and migrant workers.