Greetings from Rome, where I am visiting Boys' & Girls' Towns of Italy in Rome and Boys' & Girls' Republic in Civitavecchia.
I have great news to share.
I see progress in both Towns and happiness among the children. At the Republic, a new building for eight girls was just inaugurated and the new citizens will arrive by this summer. There is great excitement for this event, as their arrival will bring the population of this Town to more than forty children.
The 'A Chance In Life' residence inaugurated last year in Civitavecchia is fully operational, hosting three boys who have graduated from our program and need further vocational training. Even in such a small community, they are applying the principles of self-government, taking responsibility for their lives and supporting each other.
In Rome, the boys were recently entertained by a theatrical company who performed a wonderful show. The event was open to the public and the ticket proceeds were donated to Boys' Town.
Some of the residences in Rome are under renovation and there is great anticipation among the boys as they look forward to reoccupying their restyled bedrooms. I visited one of them and it looked wonderful.
If this was a real postcard, on the other side of it you would not find a picture of Rome. You would find two words ... THANK YOU! This is all possible thanks to your generosity. These children will never forget that.
Grazie e... arrivederci a Roma!