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"Project P.O.H.": «We want to make everyone's life more beautiful»

Association established under the myth of Jefferson with an obsession to improve the world, despite Trump

di Stefano Blando

ROME - More and more in a time of great economic difficulty and others, like the one we are experiencing now, the movements dedicated to charity are essential to give hope to those who have none. In proportion to the level of difficulty in fact, they were born in the past few years more and more spontaneous and independent groups who want to help others. And 'the case of "P.O.H. Project", a group of Los Angeles activists who have achieved exclusively to interview and let us tell their story.


YOUNG BUT DETERMINED - We have reached the founder, Chatura De Silva, who tells us how did its beneficial move: «The organization was born in 2013 while I was still at college, after returning from a mission in Sri Lanka where I had He helped build a library for the most needy. Since then, once back in the USA has grown in me this desire wanton to do something concrete here, but as we want to push the funds will increase even beyond the USA borders».


THOMAS JEFFERSON AND GABRIELE MUCCINO - Doing our research we found that the "POH" acronym of the association's name comes from "Persuite of Happines" (in Italian "La Ricerca della Felicità"), the famous film starring Gabriele Muccino Will Smith. However Chatura De Silva reveals that the name does not come from that but from a quotation from a real totem pole for culture and the American spirit: «Although the film was a great motivation for us, the acronym is derived from the declaration of independence American Thomas Jefferson, who said: "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." I think we all have a right to it!».

CHARITY WITH TRUMP THE PRESIDENT - A few months ago the United States have changed their president. Much has changed between the previous administration and the current license plate Trump Obama but to the boys of "Project P.O.H." does not seem to be very interested: «If something has changed or not does not concern us. Our aim is to improve people's lives and we try to do it in any political condition. Of course, the feeling that you had with Obama was to greater unity, now the country is fragmented and divided, but this can only be a stimulus for us to do charity». 


DO CHARITY TODAY - It's definitely not a good time for those who want to do charity, especially for those organizations that are self-financed: «It certainly is not easy, especially at the beginning where I had to do it all at my expense, but lately I have found many friends there and help finance our projects».  

OPERATION GIVE A HAND II - In concrete, "Project POH" has on the table many projects, one of those that will be implemented soon is called "Operation Giving a Hand II" in fact come to the second edition: «It 'an event where we go colleges around Los Angeles and ask you to donate used clothes as gifts to those who need it most. The first edition was very successful, we also hope that in the second there will be short». 

LOOK TOWARDS EUROPE AND ITALY - Although the organization is very young, is also very ambitious and turns his gaze to Europe and even Italy: «We would like very much, although in recent times very difficult to trust someone on the subject of charity. We are young but we always do our best to make life better for people in need and if one day we can even do it in Europe and Italy will be a pleasure».  







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