This area is a synonym of food and social commitment, in fact, Sermig or Servizio (service) Missionario (missionary) Giovani (young people) - was founded in 1964 with the aim of defeating hunger and promoting equality, development and education among the poorest populations. After the initial projects focused on third world countries, this group of engaged young people recognized there were needy groups withing Turin too so, it included local projects too and it now plays a key role in the city charity and volunteering activity.
Today, the peace arsenals host refugees, needy, disabled, immigrants, single mothers, sick people; it offers meals, clothes, work through workshops and educational programs; medical examinations and even medications. everynight almost 2,000 sleep at the arsenals and almost 3,000 meals are served!
When we went two nice sheep dogs welcomed us. We saw the peace bell and experienced a huge wave of peace. there are always many TV reports and articles about Sermig and its activities as they keep growing and serve an always larger portion of the population.
Borgo Dora in Turin isn't just a melting pot of cuisines, the largest open air market in Europe, a huge flea market rich of vintage treasures, or the colorful neighborhood of many immigrant communities, it is also the historical headquarter of Sermig and the new location of the trendiest creative writing school. With its earthly, spiritual and intellectual souls, it is definitely an area of Turin where you can experience the first Italian capital from its beating heart!