Thirty-five years old, from Palermo and one of the youngest heads of mission in the European civil fleet. She is Sheila Melosu, an Emergency activist and volunteer for years and now on board the Ionian Sea, the only civilian rescue ship flying the Italian flag, which sailed yesterday from the port of Trapani for her tenth mission in the central Mediterranean. “When in 2019, returning from the third mission, Mare Jonio arrived in Palermo – she says – I began to take care of the ship’s logistics and shipping management. And I also became an integral part of the associative life of Mediterranea at local and national level. . I ‘got on board’ then, and now here I am. ” Her ‘training in the field’, gained over the years, “ten, from 18 to 28”, as an activist of Emergency, of which she was the referent of the Palermo group. “I held the role of logistician and organizer of national events and meetings – he explains – and I collaborated in the construction and opening of the first clinic of Progetto Italia, in Palermo, mainly intended for people in difficulty, migrants and more”. The defense of human rights and more. Because Sheila’s other great passion is cinema. In his curriculum there is also the work as project manager of SiciliAmbiente Film Festival. “It allowed me to experiment in practice the theme of the struggle for environmental sustainability”. Now the new challenge with Mare Jonio.
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