On November 18th, 2016, at the Hotel Enea in Pomezia, took place a conference that carried away the large audience, including D. 208 Vice-Chairman Marita Scatafassi, the lnner Wheel and Rotary members, and many guests, all in an atmosphere of deep and moving engagement.
The lnner Wheel Club of Pomezia Lavinium, with the President, Filomena Onorati, invited for the occasion Professor Francesco Barone, who holds the chair of "Pedagogy of Social and lnternational Cooperation" at the University of L'Aquila and is as well President of the Association "Help without borders" After a few minutes, all the listeners were already impressed by the passionate words of Professor Barone about one of the greatest human tragedies, the condition, in faraway lands, of too many children, who are succumbing to hunger, disease, and war.
Professor Barone documented, through some shocking video-recordings, his 45 humanitarian missions in Burundi, Rwanda, Congo and Senegal, and in the end, he turned out to be more than a professor, "A MAN".
A man who devotes most of his time and professionalism to bring a light of hope to the unlucky humans, to build orphanages for abandoned children, schools for those who want to learn but can't, hospitals for those who would die without any care.
These meetings, which enrich the philanthropic and social activities of Inner Wheel Club of Pomezia Lavinium, deeply touch our heart and help us to understand how much pain is in the world, especially in children's word. So all of this leads us to act as long as possible to relieve their pain. Professor Francesco Barone concluded his lecture with a very nice statement, which holds all the meaning of his work: "If you look at one of those children, you will understand his questions even before you hear them!"