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Rita De Bortoli

Coordinator, study center of San Patrignano

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Volunteer in San Patrignano since 1981, she has been the person in charge for different sectors of the community before becoming Coordinator of the Study Center. In 1983 she graduated in Community Operator at the Pontificia Salesiana University of Rome. In 2008 she acquired the qualification of Operator of residential and semi-residential structures for peolpe with a drug addiction.

ACHIEVEMENT / What is the project / initiative / startup / company you will be presenting at the LHFORUM all about ?

San Patrignano Community

LOCATION / In which city, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

Coriano, Rimini, Italy

IMPACT/  What is the positive economic / social / political / environmental impact of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?

San Patrignano is a community which welcomes young men and women with problems of drug addiction and social marginalization without discrimination based on ideology, social status or religion, completely free of charge. No money is asked for or accepted from those following the recovery program, their families or the State.

QUOTE / A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

” If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” (African saying)