“I met a group of children and young people from 3 to 12 years of age in the three centers of Papalwasti, Upper Otta and Rajiv Gandhi Nagar", Cristina Bombassei recounted - "and looking at their facial expressions, their smiles, their eyes full of energy and a desire to learn, I felt like we are on the right path, a concrete path to help them in their growth and education."
The new objective is now to replicate the project in the Pimpri area, closer to the Brembo plant, and to create a more ambitious project to open an actual Brembo Village. “A modular village - Cristina Bombassei explained -
that can grow over time, where school classrooms and professional training areas will be set up as mechanical laboratories and a tailor shop with “I was a Sari” for the youth who live in difficult conditions.”
Cristina Bombassei concludes, “As I travel back to Italy, in my mind's eye I once again see the faces and smiles of all the people I met - children, young people, adults. I think again about the red Brembo uniforms worn by the children in the Casa del Sorriso, their large and piercing eyes, their smiles, full of gratitude and desirous to learn… every smile is a goal achieved… I think there is much to do, beginning with training and instruction, but today I feel like, with our project, we have put down strong roots that we hope will soon grow into a strong tree that will bear good fruit.”