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"Distant but ...near or far?" - LEDHA - € 40,000

“Distant but …near or far?” - LEDHA - € 40,000

The UniCredit Foundation supports the "Distant but... near or far?" project, a training course to understand the impact of the pandemic on girls with disabilities




The pandemic has been marked by periods of physical distance and the need and search for meaningful relationships. The lockdowns often involve children attending high school.
Among them, girls with disabilities represent a group that is particularly exposed to isolation and discrimination. The UniCredit Foundation wanted to support an in-depth examination of this issue through the "Distant but ... near or far?" project, looking for the problems and resources that the emergency has certainly triggered.
It's an action-research project involving thirty girls, with and without disabilities, who are in their fourth year at three high schools in Paderno Dugnano, Cagliari and Lamezia Terme.


It's a training course that asks girls to put themselves on the line, to share their experiences and points of view. They then take on the role of social researchers and ask their peers about their experiences during the confinement periods. 

The research is carried out with rigour and scientificity thanks to the support of researchers from the University of Milan Bicocca. The aim is to provide the girls involved with awareness and new skills and to provide the education world with information and data on a little-explored and under-examined issue.



The Partner - LEDHA


LEDHA is a social promotion association that aims to protect the rights of people with disabilities, offering information, free advice and legal assistance and acting as an interlocutor for the Lombardy institutions.
It represents more than 180 organisations for people with disabilities and their families throughout Lombardy. It is part of the Third Sector Forum and regional representative of FISH (Federazione Italiana Superamento Handicap onlus). LEDHA's mission is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, acting as a spokesperson for their needs, wishes and demands