Life projects of the young people currently involved in the host production workshop


From street to school. Now his dream is to become a policeman.

He is one of the young people working in the host production workshop.
He never met his father. His mother was too young to protect and raise him. As a teenager, he lived for three years alone in a poor and infamous neighborhood. He so became a street boy and went to jail for stealing. Today he attends school and his dream is to become a policeman to help others.


His dream is to enter the military academy

Sebastiao is working with Custodio in the host production workshop..
He is 18 years old. At 10, an accident kept him immobilized for 2 years. He then went to live with his grandfather in a bad neighborhood where he used to steal with his street friends. When he was a minor, he received an alternative sentence to prison and attended school in the Casa da MisericordiaHe dreams of entering the military academy and making a military career.


Once abandoned, he has been welcomed by the Casa da Misericordia. He studies and dreams of becoming a tailor

Faquir is part of the group of  the young people who work in the host production workshop.
He is Muslim and 18 years old. After being abandoned by his father, he started stealing as a joke. Because of that, he was expelled from his neighborhood and so forced to live on the street. Here, asking for help, he met Father Antonio. Rescued by the father, he then became the altar boy in the Casa da Misericordia. He is currently attending school to learn how to sew. He dreams of becoming Father Faquir one day.


His dream is to become a quality tailor and to have his own house

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He is 19 years old. He has ended up in prison for 15 months. After a course of rehabilitation, he left prison and was welcomed in the Casa da Misericordia. Here is working hard to have a future. He is now attending a sewing course to become a quality tailor. His dream is to buy a sewing machine and a whole house where to work.


After endless difficulties, now Novo dreams of becoming not only a tailor but also a model

Also Novo has been involved by Father Antonio in the host production workshop where he currently works.

He lost his father when he was 8, he then interrupted his studies living in hardship. He learned various trades (he has been a baker and a garbage man), he went to prison because of a small theft worth 20 euros. Rehabilitated, he entered the Casa da Misericordia.

He dreams of being a quality tailor and model. He wants to sew his designs and present them.


From poverty to the Casa da Misericordia, Nazir is now dreaming of a respectable life 

Also Nazir is working at the host production workshop.
He comes from great poverty. He was not able to go to school. As a teenager he began immediately to commit crimes until he went to prison. Now he is studying and learning to be a tailor. His dream is to become a model.


From prison to the Casa da Misericordia, Abel now dreams of getting his driver's license and taking care of others.

Abel works at the host production workshop together with other young lads
He is 29 years old. The father leaved the family when he was 5 years old. His mother died when he was 20. He went to live alone and joined a gang of street friends. He then ended up in jail.

He dreams of getting his driver's license and working as a social worker in the Casa da Misericordia.

Dreams Come True

The young people involved in the host production workshop and come out of the Casa da Misericordia after professional preparation

Antonio and David, with Father Antonio Perretta, thank the Casa dello Spirito e delle Arti Foundation

Giovanni Paolo

Orphan, prisoner, alone. Paolo has found salvation in the Casa della Misericordia.

He's 24 years old.

He attended the sewing course and was helped with his reintegration.
He wanted to return to his homeland to try to reconnect family ties. He wants to become a tailor.


Through work, a future full of hope.

He's 17 years old.

After the period of time at the Casa da Misericordia indicated by the court, he then returned to his family. He is now working at a gas station.


After the training period, Luis has reunited with his family.

He's 47 years old.

He is the pioneer of the host production laboratory.

After the period of training at the Casa da Misericordia, he has found a job as a gardener in a religious house. He has returned to live with his family and to follow his 7 children.