Sillian Ferrari is the president of Oriel; he has a strong passion for international cooperation and foreign languages in fact he can speak Italian, Spanish, German, French and English.
In 2011-2012 he lived one year in Perú, in the shanty town of Huaycán (a suburb of Lima) working as a “white helmet” on behalf of the Italian NGO C.P.S..
During the year in Perú he deal with several tasks such as working in a hospital as a nurse aide, helping people by teaching them Italian or English, managing a microcredit program for women, taking part in projects related with children and health care, supporting programs about protection of the environment.
All of this gave him a high motivation for keeping the path of working with developing countries, due of the fact that he has seen how much needs they still got.
After coming back to Europe, he get acquainted with the “Youth in Action” program and saw the opportunities it can be offered so he took part on several youth exchange and training courses related to his fields of interest.
At the end of 2012 he moved to Germany in order to learn the language and at the beginning of September 2013 he started a traineeship as a nurse in a hospital.
During these years, he was an active member of the organization Foundaction (Italy) and afterwards of Cicla ULM (Germany), keeping his interest in the international cooperation. In October 2017 he achieved his dream to found his own organization: Oriel association.