Il Fiore del Deserto: From caring for children to caring for nature

The Flower of the Desert (Il Fiore del Deserto) was founded in 2000, with the aim to start developing solidarity projects and ideas to respond to the new forms of poverty, marginalization, disease and social exploitation. Activities include enhancement of the socio-economic and cultural condition of their guests through social entrepreneurship. One of the key aspects of the activities done by The Flower of the Desert is that it encourages environmental sustainability projects tightly coupled with educational purposes. These projects aim at integrating multiple issues, such as: support personal growth of young guests, inspire aware and responsible behaviour for the community, and stimulate a positive attitude towards environmental problems and climate change. 

Mission/objectives: 
Creating employment; improving the local environment; community regeneration
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City/Region: 
Natural reserve of Marcigliana (close to Rome)
Start/end year: 
2000
Members (number): 
5
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