USAIM Contest

Children first: editions of talents and life project awards


The project, funded by USAIM and carried out by the NGO Salam, supported a group of UMC hosted in Taranto, Apulia, in using their skills and talents to actively shape their future and contribute to the development of their origin community by devising project ideas to be awarded a prize. The award ceremony took place on 15 February, 2017. Two groups of UMC were awarded life project prizes to set up a tailor shop and an ethnic restaurant in Taranto; four children won the prizes for the community proposals:  building up a primary school in Mali, an ambulatory in Egypt, and the purchase of a ‘school boat’ in Pakistan.