Azerbaijan International

Autumn 1999 (7.3)
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Azerbaijani Children
Soak Up Sun in Italy-Thanks to ENI

For the fourth summer, ENI/Agip took refugee and needy children to the Adriactic Sea in Italy for a three-week holiday.

ENI helping Azerbaijani refugee children
Again this August for the fourth consecutive year, ENI hosted a group of Azerbaijani children at its holiday facilities in Cesenatico, a summer resort town off the Adriatic coast.

Eni, cooperating with Agip Azerbaijan, its local subsidiary, organized this exciting three-week summer holiday for 23 children, ages 6-11.

The Azerbaijan component of this holiday program was originally conceived in 1995 to provide physical and psychological relief for some of the children living in refugee camps who had lost their homes due to the war in Nagorno-Karabakh. Again this year, refugee children were among those chosen for this stimulating and relaxing experience.

As has been the experience in years past, the Azerbaijani children were quick to make new friends with the other Italian children at the camp and soon overcame linguistic barriers. Their program included sports-swimming, volleyball, basketball and soccer-and various other activities at the beach, and numerous excursions to artistic and historical sites.

Eros Agostinelli, Agip's Resident Manager in Baku, coordinated this memorable event for the children along with assistance from UNICEF, Azerbaijan's Ministry of Education and SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan).

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